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Oregon's Nordic Ski History

Oregon's Nordic Ski History

Oregon's Nordic Ski History

It may be spring, but Nordic ski enthusiasts have an opportunity to learn about the history of Nordic skiing in Central Oregon at the Deschutes County Historical Museum. This exhibits runs through November 2016.

The 1,200-square-foot interactive exhibit details the strong influence of the Scandinavian culture that pushed Central Oregon to the forefront of Nordic skiing in the early 1920s. It features oral histories from sons and daughters of ski pioneers, the history of Nordic skiing, as well as reproductions of past skiing equipment and clothing to present technology.

Artifacts for the exhibit have been gathered from Norway, Sweden and around the state. Museum admission is $5 for adults; $2 for ages 13 to 17; free for those under 13.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

The Bend Park & Recreation District is offering two-day trips into the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and transportation is provided.

On April 20, the first outing will explore the scenic Painted Hills with a hike up Carroll Rim Trail. This is a 1.6-mile hike. The outing takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $60 for in-district residents and $80 for out-of-district residents.

A second outing on May 11 explores ancient fossils at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center. This outing will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The fee is $80 for in district residents and $96 for out of district residents.

For more information contact BPRD at 541-389-7275 or visit

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