Deschutes County Heritage Organizations Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month


(Photo courtesy of Deschutes Historical Museum)

Kick-Off Party May 2 in Redmond

The public is invited to the Historic Preservation Month Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, May 2, at Redmond City Hall from 5-7 pm, sponsored by the Deschutes County Historical Society, Deschutes County Historic Landmarks Commission, City of Bend Landmarks Commission, City of Redmond Landmarks Commission, and the Deschutes Land Trust.

Activities include tours of the historic school turned city hall, a renovation project that won an Oregon Heritage Excellence Award in 2017. Light refreshments available. Area heritage organizations will be on hand to talk about historic preservation. Event guides for the full month of activities will also be available. Walking tours of the new Redmond Downtown Historic District will also be offered.

Every May, Deschutes County Historical Society and our partners celebrate the myriad of ways that historic preservation enhances our quality of life. With a full schedule of events, it is easy to understand why This Place Matters.  A full list of events is available on the Deschutes Historical Museum website at

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.

For high resolution copies of the schedule of events flyer, images, or interview requests, please contact Kelly Cannon-Miller at 541-389-1813.


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