(Graphic | Courtesy of The Deschutes County Historical Society) The Deschutes County Historical Society announces the release of Let There Be Light: The History of Bend’s Water Pageant, a short film by Future Filmworks. Using the archives of the Deschutes Historical Museum and interviews with former pageant royalty and organizers, the film details the unique…

We have not one, but TWO awesome raffle items! Our upcoming Winter JAM Online Fundraiser features two raffles for two amazing instruments. Tickets are limited to 200 each and on sale NOW. The guitar raffle features a Breedlove Ed Gerhard Signature Model, winner of Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Players’ Choice Award in years past. Modeled to…

Deschutes Public Library is adjusting building capacities and duration of customer visits as well as increasing employee teleworking following Governor Kate Brown’s November 13 announcement of new statewide regulations meant to limit interactions among Oregonians. The Governor’s mandate provides no specific guidelines for libraries “After reviewing the Governor’s mandate and Deschutes County’s health protocols —…

(Images of America: Swedes in Oregon, published by Arcadia Publishing and The History Press) Ever since the first Swedish-born immigrants to Oregon began settling in the 1850s, Swedes have had a big impact on its development. Among the first immigrants was shoemaker Carl M. Wiberg, who arrived in the summer of 1852 and settled in…

Tuesday, December 1, the nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation joins the #GivingTuesday movement — a global day of unity to unleash grassroots generosity, inspire citizen engagement and encourage corporate giving. Money raised December 1 will help make up the nearly $800,000 the Tower has lost in rental revenue and ticket sales since the first COVID shut-down…