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

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Bend, 1910

Redmond High School under construction, 1921

1910 Laidlaw, later renamed Tumalo

La Pine, c. 1914

Main Street Sisters, c. 1914

10TH Anniversary Online Edition

COVID may win for scariest monster this Halloween 2020, but we didn’t want that to spoil the 10th Anniversary of one of our favorite programs, the Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend Walking Tour. Join Museum Manager Vanessa Ivey and volunteers Doug Hildebrand and Stephanie Swierkos as they take you to seven locations downtown where weird things happen. Can the history of the building explain these events? Watch and find out! CLICK TO WATCH NOW

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

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Mark Your Calendar for History Pub

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


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