The Deschutes Historical Museum‘s annual Halloween “Historical Haunts” heritage walk returns at the end of the month, and if you have an interest in Bend’s history and/or ghost stories, you should definitely check it out! Here’s the press release:
The Deschutes Historical Museum invites visitors to take a walk on the haunted side with the Historical Haunts of Downtown Bend Heritage Walk, October 28 & 29, with the first tour beginning at 4:00pm and the last leaving at 7:30pm. If you missed this fun event last year, bring your flashlights, comfortable walking shoes, plenty of nerves, and you’re ready for two nights of haunted history in historic downtown Bend. We’ll inter-weave history with the mystery of the unknown. Tour space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis with 12 tours operating each evening.
Cost is $10 per person, children under 12 years and Deschutes Historical Museum members are FREE. Tour fee includes museum admission. All tours begin at the Museum and end downtown Bend. Please note-because many featured locations are operating businesses inside, tours do not enter into any buildings. Hot chocolate and apple cider will be available. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. October 28.
In addition to the haunt walk, at 8 p.m. both nights, DCHS President Nathan Pedersen will present “Yes, No, Goodbye: A History of the Ouija Board.” The Ouija Board has inspired fear, sparked creativity, and provided relief for the bereaved for over 120 years. Come learn about the history of this mysterious board game and its connection to the Spiritualism movement that swept through America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The lecture is free.
The Deschutes Historical Museum is located at 129 NW Idaho Ave, between Wall and Bond. Please visit the Deschutes Historical Museum website at www.deschuteshistory.org or call (541) 389-1813 for more information.
*Each walking tour is approximately one mile in length of flat walkways.
Make sure you make a note also of the Ouija Board talk both days as well—keeping in mind that the Reid School building (home of the Museum) is also purported to be haunted…