(Photos | Courtesy of High Desert Museum)
Weekday wonders, plan for the future, coexist with the busy beaver and more at the Museum.
Weekday Wonder at the Museum
Spend a day at the Museum. When you arrive, grab a Bronze Sculpture Bingo Card from Admissions and keep your eyes peeled! Start your visit with a Bird of Prey Encounter. Get beak-to-beak with a magnificent raptor at 11am and 1pm daily. Then stroll down to the Autzen Otter Exhibit to watch Pitch, Rogue and Brook swim and play. Head up to the 1904 Miller Family Ranch and find out what Mrs. Miller and Amy are cooking up! Make a stop at the Rimrock Café, sample a taste of what the ranch was cooking and get a frothy coffee to enjoy on the cozy patio. Not a bad way to spend a High Desert winter day!
Membership Has Its Privileges
Museum members, join us on Thursday, January 28 to celebrate Dam It! Beavers and Us!
The new exhibit highlights the rockstar engineer of riparian and aquatic habitats, the mighty North American beaver.
For our exclusive virtual members preview, artists who worked on a Dam It! public art project will share insights into their work. And award-winning riparian restoration coordinator Jefferson Jacobs from the Oregon Natural Desert Association will discuss local beaver-based restoration work and why it is increasingly valuable.
It’s an evening you won’t want to miss!
VIRTUAL EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION OPENING:
DAM IT! BEAVERS AND US
Thursday, January 28
FREE to Museum members!
Plan for the Future
It’s never too soon to look to the future and explore estate planning. Join us for the virtual program Tips and Strategies for Effective Charitable Giving on Wednesday, January 27.
Local experts Erin MacDonald, trusts and estates attorney for Karnopp Petersen LLP and Julie Gregory, senior philanthropic advisor for Oregon Community Foundation, will meet us in the virtual world to share innovative ways to structure your philanthropic giving to support the High Desert Museum and other charities during your lifetime or in your estate plan.
VIRTUAL TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE CHARITABLE GIVING
Wednesday, January 27
FREE but registration required
Coexist with the Busy Beaver
When it comes to beavers, how can we leave the bullets and bait behind and work within the ecosystem for long-term solutions? Dive into this topic at the next Virtual Natural History Pub on Monday, February 1!
Biologist Jakob Shockey, founder of Beaver State Wildlife Solutions and executive director and co-founder of The Beaver Coalition, will discuss beavers, their ecological role and the measures we can take to coexist with this industrious rodent.
VIRTUAL NATURAL HISTORY PUB: COEXISTENCE WITH BEAVER FOR A RESILIENT FUTURE
Monday, February 1
Connect the Past, Present and Future
Pack your bags for contemplation and conversation! In celebration of Black History Month, join us for the virtual program Maxville Today: Connecting our Past, Present and Future. On Wednesday, February 17, you’ll meet Gwen Trice, the executive director of Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center in Joseph, Oregon.
Gwen will uncover a previously hidden history in the stories of African Americans during the Great Migration; Greek, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Hawaiian and Guamanian immigrants; and Native people against the backdrop of the timber and railroad industries.
VIRTUAL MAXVILLE TODAY: CONNECTING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Wednesday, February 17