Residents and visitors to
See! Save! Celebrate! is this year’s national theme, chosen by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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.
National Historic Preservation Month activities are brought to you by the Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission, the City of Bend Historic Landmarks Commission, the City of Redmond Landmarks Commission, the Deschutes County Historical Society, Sisters Chamber of Commerce, the Tower Theatre Foundation, Deschutes Land Trust, Bend Genealogical Society, and Petersen Rock Gardens.
Attached is the National Preservation Month logo as well as the local flyer for more information on scheduled events, and fun facts to share. For questions, please contact Kelly Cannon-Miller at 541.389.1813.
Ten activities are planned:
May 1, 7:30pm Charles Phoenix and His BIG Retro Slide Show,
Tower Theatre, Tickets $14.00
May 7, 10am Bend Genealogy Society First Tuesday Help for Beginners, Free
(Membership is encouraged for future mentorship.)
Williamson Hall at Rock Arbor Villa, 2200 NE Hwy 20
May 11, 12-4pm Preservation Day at the Des Chutes Historical Museum, $5.00 Admission
May 14, 3pm
Camp Polk Meadow, registration required at deschuteslandtrust.org/events
May 21, 10am
Using Census Records
First Presbyterian Church,
May 23, 3pm Historic Downtown Sisters Interpretive Tour, Free
Sisters Chamber of Commerce, sign up by calling 541.549.0251
May 25-27 Grand Reopening of the Petersen Rock Gardens
May 28, 7pm
History of Newberry Crater with Dave Stowe
May 1-31 Old
Interpretive display celebrating the Redmond Schoolhouse that is in danger of demolition.