Press Releases 2016

2016 Press

December 2, 2016
HIGH DESERT MUSEUM TO HOST SPECIAL AFTER HOURS EVENT. Art, Live Music and Libations After Dark. Bend, OR—The High Desert Museum is hosting a special HDM | After Hours event on Friday, December 16. <more>

November 25, 2016
EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS THE HIGH DESERT’S HOME FRONT DURING WWII. Historian Dr. David del Mar to discuss the region’s contributions during a special exhibition opening. Bend, OR—The High Desert Museum’s exhibition WWII: The High Desert Home Front commemorates the 75thanniversary of the United States’ entry into World War II. <more>

October 25, 2016
HIP-HOP HITS THE HIGH DESERT. Mic Crenshaw and Paul D. Miller to perform at the High Desert Museum. Bend, OR ~ The High Desert Museum will be at the crossroads of art and music this November while hosting two internationally known hip-hop artists – Mic Crenshaw and Paul D. Miller. <more>

September 30, 2016
HIGH DESERT MUSEUM RECEIVES ONE OF FOUR NATIONAL STEMeX GRANTS. $250,000 Award supports research on STEM-based science inquiry in museums and libraries. Bend, OR—How might experts’ use of storytelling impact rural families’ interactions during Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities? <more>

September 23, 2016
HIGH DESERT MUSEUM TO HOST SPECIAL ANSEL ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT. Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibition features artist’s favoritesBend, OR—It’s called “The Museum Set,” 48 stunning black and white photographs selected by Ansel Adams (1902-1984) himself, represents the best of his life’s work. <more>

September 20, 2016
HIGH DESERT MUSEUM TO HOST OREGON HUMANITIES’ “THIS PLACE” COMMUNITY CONVERSATION. Central Oregon residents invited to talk about power, place and belonging. Bend, OR ~ “Place” is a complicated and powerful idea. <more>

September 16, 2016
NATURE WRITING INTENSIVE WORKSHOP LED BY LOCAL AUTHOR AND POET ELLEN WATERSTON. Workshop held in conjunction with programs about wild horses. Bend, OR—The Spanish word mustengo means “ownerless beast” and aptly describes the free-roaming and iconic mustangs of the American West. <more>

September 6, 2016
High Desert Museum Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families. Museums for All to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources. Bend, OR ~ The High Desert Museum has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) <more>

September 1, 2016
High Desert Museum announces fall programs focused on wild horses in the High Desert. Bend, OR ~ Wild horses are regarded as an inspiration or curse. This fall, the High Desert Museum is partnering with the Pacific Wild Horse Club <more>

August 18, 2016
EXHIBIT EXPLORES PREHISTORIC HIGH DESERT SHARK. Whimsical artwork by Ray Troll depicts buzzsaw sharks. Bend, OR— Prehistoric sharks are coming home to the High Desert! <more>

August 8, 2016
HIGH DESERT MUSEUM SEEKING SUBMISSIONS FOR COMMUNITY-CURATED EXHIBIT. Legendary Landscapes exhibition to feature High Desert locations and stories behind their names. Bend, OR—The High Desert Museum is seeking submissions for an upcoming community-curated exhibition, Legendary Landscapes. <more>

June 17, 2016
Winning author and finalist to read at ceremony. Bend, OR—What happens when a sea becomes a desert, and when a sea people therefore become a desert people?<more>

May 24, 2016
A SMOKEJUMPER’S LIFE – PARACHUTE INTO A WILDFIRE Exhibit highlights the history of smokejumpers and wildfires in the Northwest. BEND, OR—For more than 75 years, specially-trained women and men have been jumping out of airplanes and parachuting into remote wildfires. <more>

May 13, 2016 
HIGH DESERT MUSEUM PROUDLY PARTICIPATES IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS. Free admission to the Museum offered to military personnel and their families this summer.  BEND, OR–The High Desert Museum will participate again this summer in the Blue Star Museums program. <more>

May 10, 2016
HIGH DESERT MUSEUM TO HOST OPEN ‘TIL DARK EVENT. Celebrate the 1930’s in style with this annual kick-off-to-summer bash. BEND, OR—The High Desert Museum will be open after hours on Friday, May 20, kicking off summer in style… 1930’s style… with its annual Open ‘Til Dark event. <more>

April 15, 2016
Celebrate the ‘30s with Fashion, Dance and Live Music at the Tower. Bend, OR—“Hep cats” and those who get “togged to the bricks” should make the swell scene at the Tower Theatre on May 13 for Fashion, <more>

March 18, 2016
CALL TO ARTISTS ANNOUNCED BY THE HIGH DESERT MUSEUM.  Now accepting submissions for Art of the West exhibition. Bend, OR–The High Desert Museum is now accepting entries for this year’s Art of the West exhibition and silent auction. This fundraising event features <more>

March 17, 2016
Ready, Set, Vroom! The Family Resource Center and High Desert Museum host a Vroom celebration! Bend, OR—Did you know that the brain develops most rapidly in the first five years of life? Every moment can be a brain building moment, and that’s where Vroom comes in! Vroom helps you make <more>

February 25, 2016
Museum Offers Nature and Science-themed Summer Kids Camps. Registration opens March 1 for these popular summer camps. Bend, OR — The High Desert Museum is offering week-long, summer camps that focus on nature, art and science for kids in grades K-5th from June 20 through August 26. <more>

February 24, 2016
FREE DISCUSSION ABOUT SCIENCE AND CITIZENSHIP. March 4 event is part of Oregon Humanities’ statewide Conversation Project. Bend, OR — Americans have more confidence in scientific and medical leaders than in leaders of any group except the military, according <more>

February 11, 2016
High Desert Museum Offers Free Admission. 
“Free Family Saturday” is February 20, 2016. Bend, OR – Sponsored by Mid Oregon Credit Union, admission to the High Desert Museum is free for guests on February 20. <more>

January 8, 2016
High Desert Museum Offers Two Free Days. 
Family Free Saturdays” are January 23 and February 20, 2016. Bend, OR – Sponsored by Mid Oregon Credit Union, admission to the High Desert Museum is free for guests on January 23 and February 20. <more>