On Your Next Stop in Bend, Oregon Visit the Deschutes Historical Museum
Located south of historic downtown Bend, between Wall and Bond Streets, the
Deschutes Historical Museum is home to the Deschutes County Historical Society.
Inside the historic Reid School building exhibits celebrate the stories of life in the
high desert country, the traditional homelands of the Molalla, Warm Springs,
Wasco, Northern Piute, and Klamath peoples. From the early attraction of outdoor
recreation and roadside tourism to a time when irrigation, the railroad, and
lumber mills created new communities during the early 20th century, visitors to
the museum will discover the rich and unique history of this area, a living legacy
that grows with each new generation.
This Veteran’s Day weekend, Friday November 10 & Saturday November 11
celebrate with the Deschutes County Historical Society at their annual Chili Feed
and Raffle between 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Deschutes Historical Museum.
This fundraising tradition features “Millie’s Chili” cooked with locally raised Barley
Beef from local Rastovich Farms, Deschutes County’s only official working Century
Farm. Started over 35 years ago by Millie Rastovich Chopp, this fundraiser
supports programming year-round at the Museum.
And during your visit check out the museum’s latest exhibit, Klunkers and
Stumpjumpers: A History on Two Wheels, Mountain Biking History of Central
Oregon. In the late 1970s, the logging roads and game trails of Awbrey Butte
provided a playground of experimentation for early mountain bike pioneers who
helped develop and cultivated the sport throughout Oregon.
For more information on these and other happenings at the Deschutes Historical
Museum call 541-389-1813 or visit our website www.deschuteshistory.org
The Deschutes Historical Museum is open 10am to 4:30 pm, Tuesdays through
Saturdays. Put some history in your future and join us on your next trip to Bend, Oregon.