The Deschutes Historical Museum presents Queens of the Roleo, a documentary from local Bend filmmaker, Dave Jones, May 14, 6pm at McMenamins Old St. Francis Theater.
Roleo refers to the sport of log-rolling and the film documents the story of four girls and one coach from Lewiston, Idaho who took international log-rolling competition by storm.
The screening is presented as part of Historic Preservation Month 2015.
“Historic preservation ultimately is about saving our cultural identity, whether it is capturing human stories in a documentary or saving a historic structure,” says Kelly Cannon-Miller, executive director for the Deschutes Historical Museum.
“Log rolling and other logging sports enjoyed international popularity well into the 20th century, especially in places like Bend where logging was central to our economy and identity as a city.
While this story takes place in Lewiston, the sport was very much alive in Deschutes County over the years.” Tickets are $10 per person at the door and proceeds directly benefit Historic Preservation Month educational activities.
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, The Tower Theatre Foundation and the BLM Prineville District Office partner to celebrate the myriad of ways that historic preservation enhances our quality of life. With a full schedule of events, there are many ways to protect the past and shape the future.
A full list of events www.deschuteshistory.org/historic-preservation-month