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National Historic Preservation Month

HISTORIC PRESERVATION MONTH 2019 – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Celebrate the heritage of Deschutes County during May, a month dedicated to engaging in historic preservation. The Deschutes County Historical Society, Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission, City of Bend Landmarks Commission, City of Redmond Landmarks Commission, Deschutes Public Library, Bowman Museum, and the Deschutes Land Trust partner to demonstrate how historic preservation enhances our quality of life. With a full schedule of events, it will be easy to understand how and why we are Saving Places.

May 1, 12 pm
The History of the Bend Water Pageant
Presented by the Deschutes Historical Museum with Kelly Cannon-Miller.
Bend Senior Center, Bend
www.bendparksandrec.org

May 1, 7 pm
Bend City Council Proclamation in support of National Historic Preservation Month
Council Chambers, Bend

May 2, 6:30 pm
Rajneeshpuram Revisited with Carl Abbott
Bowman Museum, Prineville
www.crookcountyhistorycenter.org

May 3, 5 pm to 7 pm
Preservation Month Kick Off Party
Old Bend Post Office Building, Bend

May 7, 5:30 pm
Camp Polk History Wander, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden for a history wander around Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Explore the starring role that Camp Polk played in the history of Central Oregon as one of the original stopping places on the Santiam Wagon Road. Admire the craftsmanship of the Hindman barn (one of Deschutes County’s oldest structures) and imagine what living in the Hindman house would have been like for the Hindman family. Then explore the nearby cemetery and learn the stories it has to share. Registration is required. Please register online at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes
Camp Polk, Sisters, Oregon

May 7, 2019, 6:30 pm
The Dam Fiasco at Bull Flat presentation by Mike Berry, Deschutes County Surveyor
Presented by the Oregon Nordic Foundation and Deschutes Land Trust.
Unitarian Fellowship of Central Oregon, 61980 Skyline Ranch Rd, Bend

May 7, 7 pm
History Pub: The Sea Also Rises: History and Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest
Presented by the Deschutes Historical Museum and the Oregon Encyclopedia. Doors at 5:30.
McMenamin’s Old St. Francis School, Father Luke Room

May 9, 6:30 pm
Sand, Snakes, and Silver Wings: Women Pilots of WWII
Presented by Rebecca Hom
Bowman Museum, Prineville
www.crookcountyhistorycenter.org

May 9, 6 pm
A Fresh Look at Leonardo: Explore both Leonardo Da Vinci’s limitations, and his extraordinary gifts.
East Bend Branch, Deschutes Public Library
www.deschuteslibrary.org

May 9, 10 am
Hindman History wander, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve
Camp Polk, Sisters Oregon
Join the Deschutes Land Trust, Carol Wall, and Jan Hodgers for a history wander around Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Explore the starring role that Camp Polk played in the history of Central Oregon as one of the original stopping places on the Santiam Wagon Road. Admire the craftsmanship of the Hindman barn (one of Deschutes County’s oldest structures), and imagine what living in the Hindman house would have been like with a descendant of the Hindman family. Registration is required. Please register online at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes

May 9-12, all day
Fly on the Ford: The Golden Age of Aviation
Aviation history on display at the Bend Municipal Airport presented by the High Desert Flyers Chapter 1345. Antique airplane, auto, and motorcycle displays, talks, aviator flea market, and flights available on the Ford Tri-Motor. More information at www.1345.eaachapter.org.
Bend Municipal Airport

May 10, 12 pm
Brandis Square rededication with the Deschutes Historical Museum, City of Bend, and Bend Parks and Recreation.
Brandis Square, Wall and Newport Streets, Bend

May 10, 12:00 pm
A Fresh Look at Leonardo: Explore both Leonardo Da Vinci’s limitations, and his extraordinary gifts.
Sunriver Branch, Deschutes Public Library
www.deschuteslibrary.org

May 11, 9 am to 5pm
Window Restoration Workshop, Redmond, led by Chris Gustafson of Vintage Window Restorations.
Lunch included. Registration required by emailing to rdmd.thisplacematters@gmail.com, or call Shannon at  541-216-3471.
Redmond City Hall, 411 SW 9th St

May 11, 11 am to 3 pm
Touch a Truck
Come see and touch trucks and big machines. Ask the drivers questions, climb on up, and even try truck arts and crafts and auto parts jewelry! This event is free and open to all ages. A “Quiet Hour” where the use of horns and sirens will be restricted to the extent possible will run from 11am-noon. From noon to 3pm, horns and sirens will be permitted but only at the discretion of each vehicle’s driver. This year, in honor of Historic Preservation Month, we are also including a small section of preserved historic trucks. www.raprd.org
Redmond High School Parking Lot, Redmond

May 15, 5:30
Don’t Tear That Down! A Primer on Historic Preservation and Land Use
Communities often struggle when historic buildings are scheduled for demolition permits, resulting in online petitions and campaigns to save buildings only to see them ultimately torn down. How can historic buildings be listed as a historic resource? What do historic landmarks commissions do? Can historic buildings be protected? Join the Deschutes Historical Museum and the landmarks commissions for Deschutes County and the cities of Bend and Redmond to learn the basics of how land use laws work to save historic buildings and spaces.
Barnes and Sawyer Room, Deschutes County Services Building, 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend

May 16, 4 pm
Santiam Wagon Road Walk, Whychus Canyon Preserve
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Kelly Madden to explore the 150-year old Santiam Wagon Road at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Hike back in time and imagine traveling west in a wagon train to transport wool from Eastern Oregon to the Willamette Valley, or east to graze livestock on the grasses of the desert. Explore the site of an early homestead and the signs and symbols still visible along the trail today, helping to tell the story of travel and commerce in the high desert. Registration is required. Please register online at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes

May 16, 7 pm
Archaeology Society of Central Oregon General Meeting and Presentation
The Archaeological Society of Central Oregon (ASCO), in conjunction with the Native Plant society, host Mr. Jack Nisbet, author and naturalist, who will speak on Dr. Carrie Leiberg and her husband, John Leiberg. Carrie, a medical doctor and John, who worked as an agent for the US Forest Commission (Precursor to the US Forest Service), wandered the west collecting botanical samples and surveying forests at the turn of the twentieth century, including Central Oregon. More info at ascoinfo.net.
OSU-Cascades -Tykeson Hall.  

May 16, 6:30 pm
Great Balls of Fire: Getting a handle on Meteorites presented by Dick Pugh
Bowman Museum, Prineville
www.crookcountyhistorycenter.org

May 18, 1 pm
Stories Behind the False Fronts: Walking Tour of Cascade Ave. in Sisters.
Led by Floyd Leithauser, meet in front of the Sisters Branch of the Deschutes Public Library at 1 pm for a one hour of Sisters history. Presented by the Three Sisters Historical Society

May 18, 10 am to 3 pm
Nels & Lilian Andersen Homestead Days
Instant Landscaping Company invites you to visit and learn about the Nels and Lilian Andersen
Homestead. They will share the story of a wonderful Bend pioneer couple and their family homestead and
dairy. Instant Landscaping will dedicate a new interpretive sign for the Homestead and Dairy Farmhouse.
The staff is proud to be part of a Bend Landmark property and look forward to showing the unique Tudor
farmhouse and homestead to visitors.
Instant Landscaping, 63160 Nels Anderson Rd., Bend.

May 18th, 12pm to 4pm
Tetherow Crossing Pioneer Day
All ages are invited to join Redmond Park & Recreation District and Deschutes Public Library for a special event at the historic Tetherow Homestead. Learn about the history of the homestead and river crossing, and our plans for the coming restoration. We’ll have Pioneer Era games, a general store with penny candy, and mountain man skills for kiddos, as well as site tours, Central Oregon oral histories, and an intro to genealogy research. www.raprd.org
Tetherow House, 5810 NW Tetherow Road, Redmond

May 19, 2 pm
Typewriter History and Empowering Clerks
Explore the history and spend time with some local typewriters of note. Empowering Clerks will be on hand to issue Joy Permits and other Playful Paperwork.
Downtown Bend Library
www.deschuteslibrary.org

May 21, 6pm
Bend Historic Landmarks Commission meeting
Bend City Council Chambers

May 21, 6 pm
Machines as the Measure of Men? Eugenics, Industry, and Superiority in 20th century Europe presented by Dr. Jessica Hammerman.
Downtown Bend Library
www.deschuteslibrary.org

May 21, 10 am
FamilySearch: Intermediate Skills offered by the Bend Genealogy Society taught by Vaunell Temple of the Redmond Family History Center
Williamson Hall, Arbor Villa Mobile Home Park, 2200 NE Highway 20, Bend

May 22, 12 pm
Machines as the Measure of Men? Eugenics, Industry, and Superiority in 20th century Europe presented by Dr. Jessica Hammerman.
Sisters Library
www.deschuteslibrary.org

May 23, 6 pm
New Vitality from Old Buildings: How Preservation and Building Reuse Can Support Healthy, Equitable, and Resilient Communities with Dr. Michael Powe, Research & Policy Lab Director of Research.
For ten years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Research & Policy Lab has developed a portfolio of innovative research that demonstrates the value of older, smaller buildings and advocates for the inclusion of preservation and building reuse in cities’ community and economic development practice and sustainability and resilience planning. In this talk, the Lab’s Director of Research, Dr. Michael Powe, will give an overview of the Lab’s work-to-date, noting the ways that preservation can support resilient local economies; distinctive, walkable neighborhoods; and inclusive communities. Mike will also offer a preview of the Lab’s current work on the links between preservation, affordability, and displacement, and he will note the ways the Lab’s research and data analysis on more than 50 U.S. cities offers important insights for Bend and Deschutes County. Presented by the Deschutes HIstorical Museum and the Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission.
Deschutes Brewery Tap Room, 1044 NW Bond Street, Bend

May 23, 6:30 pm
Westward I Go Free: Songs of the Oregon Trail, presented by Hank Cramer
Bowman Museum, Prineville
www.crookcountyhistorycenter.org

May 23, 9 am
Santiam Wagon Road Walk, Whychus Canyon Preserve
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Carol Wall to explore the 150-year old Santiam Wagon Road at Whychus Canyon Preserve. Hike back in time and imagine traveling west in a wagon train to transport wool from Eastern Oregon to the Willamette Valley, or east to graze livestock on the grasses of the desert. Explore the site of an early homestead and observe the signs and symbols still visible along the trail today that help to tell the story of travel and commerce in the high desert. Registration is required. Please register online at www.deschuteslandtrust.org/hikes

May 25, 12 pm to 3 pm
Friends of Troy Field presents “Fitness: A Side Effect of Having Fun”
High Desert Fire and Flow Hula Hoop will provide instruction, presentations, hoop history, and performances. Booths include sales of Spinsterz hula gear and the history of Troy Field, refreshments and prizes. Hulas available to use for all ages.
Troy Field, 690 NW Bond, Bend

May 28, 7pm
History Pub – Ancient Oregon with Leonard Finkelman
Presented by the Deschutes Historical Museum and Oregon Encyclopedia. Doors at 5:30.  
McMenamin’s Old St. Francis School, Father Luke Room

May 31, 6 pm to 9 pm
Survive the Oregon Trail at the High Desert Museum
Chili buffet dinner included in all ticket prices. Prizes for top three fastest teams and most authentic costume. This is strictly a 21+ event. Doors open at 5:30 pm. $45 per team of two and $10 for spectators. Members receive 20% discount. Space is limited. Registration and prepayment required: https://www.highdesertmuseum.org/events/survive-oregon-trail/

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