(541) 389-1813 | Come see us! 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend, OR 97701

Put Some History In Your Future

Early Downtown Bend

Smokey Bear: Seventy Years of Fire Prevention


For 70 years, Smokey Bear has taught us that only we can prevent forest fires. Learn all about the real Smokey… see exhibit details.

Hours & Location


We invite you to visit during museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10am– 4:30pm.
Our address is 129 NW Idaho Avenue, Bend
Call us: (541) 389-1813

Upcoming Events

1:00 pm Author Afternoon: Linda Orcelletto
Author Afternoon: Linda Orcelletto
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Author Afternoon: Linda Orcelletto @ Des Chutes Historical Museum
  Linda Kraemer Orcelletto will give a presentation from her book Tales, Tall Tales and Outright Lies of Bend’ Iconic Pilot Butte. Her presentation will hopefully entertain you with stories, fact, and figures, giving you[...]
2:00 pm Who Controls Water? A Historical...
Who Controls Water? A Historical...
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This year’s fall symposium is transitioning into a new format with great new partners. The Deschutes Public Library, Oregon Historical Society, and the Deschutes County Historical Society have joined forces and invite the public to[...]

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