Deschutes County Heritage National Historic Preservation Month

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.

A full list of events is available on the Deschutes Historical Museum website.
What is historic preservation? Historic preservation means saving the story of us—the communities we cherish, the parks we love, the buildings we admire, the little stories we always share with visitors. From ancient cultures through the growth of our communities among the sagebrush, it is about saving the places, buildings, artifacts, stories, and memories that preserve and enhance our story.

On May 26 celebrate Pioneer Cemeteries of Deschutes County at McMenamin’s Old St. Francis School, Bend. Join Pat Kliewer, preservation specialist, in learning about the pioneer cemeteries around Deschutes County. Learn the stories about where they are located and who inhabits these unique heritage places and how they are cared for now and for the future.

Guided Tour of Historic Downtown Bend will be conducted all month long every Saturday & Sunday beginning at 10am at the Bend Visitor Center at 750 NW Lava Road.
A full list of events is available on the Deschutes Historical Museum website.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *