The museum maintains a variety of resources available to aid with your search and our knowledgeable volunteers and staff are here to assist with your research requests. Visitors are welcome to walk-in or make an appointment during our regular operating hours.

Visit Our Research Room

Contact the Museum for room availability.

  • Schedule time with a knowledgeable museum volunteer
  • Drop-ins are welcome subject to availability.


  • DHM Members Free
  • Nonmembers $5 suggested donation

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Room Rentals at the Deschutes Historical Museum

The “Old Classroom” is the perfect place for a small to medium size group to have a comfortable meeting space. Close to downtown, on-site parking and Wifi.

The room has flexibility for a group of 5 to forty with optional access to the museum for your meeting or event guests.

For pricing and availability contact us, send an email or call 541-389-1813

Statewide Resources for the Cultural History of Oregon

Cultural Resource Websites

Tribal Resource Websites

It’s important to learn directly from tribal communities about the rich and diverse histories as well as contemporary identities of Native peoples in this region. Visit the websites below to learn more about tribal communities based in Oregon.

Burns Paiute Tribe

Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reserve

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

Coquille Indian Tribe

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

The Klamath Tribes

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians