Designed by Matthew Howard, these commemorative coins were struck especially for the exhibit, Finding Fremont, built in partnership with the Nevada State Museum. The Nevada State Museum is located inside the historic Carson City Branch Mint, and they mint coins on historic press No. 1 in honor of that history. A limited number of Fremont medallions will be struck; only 30 silver and 75 copper are available from the Deschutes Historical Museum.
Silver coin is .999 silver and comes with a commemorative card and photo.
Copper coin comes in plastic collector case.
When they are gone, they’re gone!
Silver Commemorative Coin $70.95 | Copper Commemorative Coin $20.95
The costs listed include shipping & handling.
Arcadia Publishing’s new pictorial histories Bend and Redmond are now available at the Des Chutes Historical Museum bookstore.
Adapted and revised from the Deschutes County Historical Society’s popular—and now sold out—2005 centennial history Bend: 100 Years of History, this 128-page quality paperback focuses on Bend’s early decades through 200 captioned photographs. While much of the content may be familiar to readers of the original volume, this new book has been partially rewritten and contains historical photographs not in the 2005 book. Authorship appropriately remains with the Deschutes County Historical Society. So, if you didn’t get a copy of Bend: 100 Years of History, you get a second chance at half the price per copy! Even if you did, you’ll want this new version for yourself and to give as gifts. Also available from the same publishers is a set of 15 vintage-photograph post cards featuring historic scenes of Bend and Deschutes County. These cost $7.99, $7.19 for members.
Published in the same format, the new book “Redmond” by Leslie Pugmire and Trish Pinkerton traces the history of Bend’s sister city to the north, and is also available at the Museum bookstore.
Join photographer Loren Irving on a photographic journey through Oregon in search of the 31 campsites of the expedition led by John C. Fremont in 1843. This 30 minute documentary brings the expedition to life through Loren’s vivid photography and the words of the expeditions’ journals. DVD is available for $22.00, $20.00 for members. Cost includes shipping & handling.
For a preview of this great program, click here.