Timberline Lodge was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1936 in Northern Oregon. It was dedicated in September 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and he declared it a venture made possible by the WPA to represent new opportunities in the United States.
Artists working under the Federal Art Project created works and furnishings for the Lodge, which remain intact today. It is the only building that is constructed and furnished by hand. The Lodge is an inn and ski resort, but it is also a museum housing a catalogued permanent exhibition of American design, painting, and craft work of the 1930s. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978, has been filmed in numerous movies, including The Shining, in 1980, and remains a popular and maintained resort for Oregonians, as well as many visitors from out of state.
Artists at Timberline Lodge are featured in the LANDSCAPE episode of Craft in America.