July 4 is Deschutes Historical Museum’s free day

Every year on July 4th, the Deschutes Historical Museum opens up to the public for free which makes for a great stop when you’re out and about for the Independence Day festivities. (You are going to be out and about, right?) Here’s the press release for this year’s event:

The Deschutes Historical Museum celebrates its anniversary on the 4th of July with free admission and free Eberhard’s ice cream cups while they last. The museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Visitors are invited to tour the Museum, partake in sack races, marble pick-up games and other outside activities, and get a sneak peak of the up-coming World War 1 exhibit opening later this summer.

The Deschutes Historical Museum opened July 4, 1980. The Museum free day is an opportunity to thank the community for its support. Call 541-389-1813 for information or visit www.deschuteshistory.org.

I always enjoy stopping by on the 4th and always find the exhibits and the glimpse into Bend’s history fascinating. The free ice cream is always a treat, too.