(541) 389-1813 | 129 NW Idaho Ave., Bend, OR 97703

Put some history in your future

Bend, 1910

Redmond High School under construction, 1921

1910 Laidlaw, later renamed Tumalo

La Pine, c. 1914

Main Street Sisters, c. 1914

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Shop antique vendors from around the Pacific NW at the
Deschutes Historical Museum ANTIQUE FAIR, Aug. 20!

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Your membership helps us preserve stories, share historical records, and answer hundreds of research inquiries each year.


Hours & Location

We invite you to visit during museum hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am– 4:30pm.

Map & Info

Let There Be Light: A History of Bend’s Water Pageant

Stream our new documentary through BendFilm’s Tin Pan Theater!

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Mark Your Calendar for History Pub

Join us for a pint & lively local history, sponsored by the Deschutes County Historical Society, McMenamins, Oregon Encyclopedia, and the Oregon Historical Society.


Search the Collection

Search a portion of our historic photograph collection! We are continuously adding new photos.


School Visits

We have self-guided tours during regular business hours. Coming Soon: we bring the classroom to you!

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