BEND, Ore. - As part of National Historic Preservation Month, the Deschutes Historical Museum and the Deschutes Pioneers Association announces the launch of The Deschutes Memories Project.
The project is designed to gather together people to share their memories about a specific historical place or topic, and capturing those memories as oral history, as well as help with identification and gathering of photographs or ephemera.
The Deschutes Memories Project’s first subject is Troy Field.
The first Deschutes Memories Project: Troy Field takes place on Wednesday, May 10, from 4 to 6 pm at the Deschutes Historical Museum.
The public is invited to sip, snack, and socialize with fellow history buffs as we share stories and memories of Troy Field throughout the years. People are also encouraged to bring any photographs or ephemera related to Troy Field’s history. Deschutes County Historical Society staff and volunteers will be on hand to digitize items for inclusion in the archives.
Deschutes Memories is joint project between the Deschutes Historical Museum and the Deschutes Pioneers Association. Each Deschutes Memories Project event will focus on a specific topic relevant to the Deschutes County area. The museum is located at 129 NW Idaho Avenue in Bend.
A full list of Historic Preservation Month events is available on the Deschutes Historical Museum website at www.deschuteshistory.org/historic-preservation-month/.
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.