Northwest Archivists, Inc.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

High Desert Museum Tour  
59800 US-97, Bend, OR 97702
CONTACT: Laura Ferguson, 
11:00 am-12:30 pm

High Desert Museum Director, Dana Whitelaw, will lead an informal tour of an exhibit on Plateau Indians titled By Hand Through Memory followed by a tour of the vault led by Collections Manager & Exhibitions Coordinator, Cindy Bradley. The total experience will be roughly 90 minutes. Participants will need to provide their own transportation. Limit 20 people. If you are interested in carpooling, please click here

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Warm Springs Culture & Heritage Tour     
1112 Wasco St, Madras, OR 997741
CONTACT: Dana Smith, 
2:00 pm

Limited to 12 people. Sign up in advance. The Culture & Heritage Department runs the archives and language and culture programs for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Learn about the historic building and the archival collections run by the department. To schedule a taxi, please contact Rez Rover Taxi Service, 541-553-3030.

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Museum at Warm Spring Tour        
2189 Highway 26, Warm Springs, OR 97761
CONTACT: Tamara Moody, 
2:00 pm 

For groups of 18. Sign up in advance.

Twanant Trail: a self-guided stroll along a 1/4 mile trail on the Museum grounds is a nice chance to learn about the local plants, animals, and legacy of the grounds with information posts to tell the story along the way.

Changing Exhibit: The Changing Exhibit is rotated four times throughout the year. During your group visit you will be able to experience the 'Twant- Celebrate our Legacy' Exhibit. Exhibit description: this moving In House Exhibit will feature objects and archival images from the Museum's Permanent Collection. Archival images will include our way of life that were captured in our natural environment. Creating clothing, decorative gear and hand made items is an ancient process from our tribal members that transformed into artifacts. This exhibition will stir the spirit of our ancestors and elders who made the Museum possible.

Permanent Exhibit: self-guided or join a group to walk along with a Tour Guide to experience our Permanent Exhibit. Permanent Exhibit description: Once inside you'll discover traditional dwellings, including a plank house meticulously constructed to show life as it was long ago. Listen to ceremonial songs, witness a Warm Springs and Wasco wedding trade or watch yourself on camera as you try the hoop dance. Learn the terms for many plants, animals, and greetings, in all three languages. The Museum's short video, According to the Earth, provides Indian perspectives on the past and present.

Collections Tour: For a 10 minute tour experience a rare opportunity to walk into the vault of the collections and meet the Curator/Exhibits Coordinator.

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Please contact Colleen Needham (Communications Chair) with any questions. 

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