Deschutes Public Library News
Living History Presentation at Sisters Public Library
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 10/31/2008
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to host two living history programs, presented by the High Desert Museum on Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 pm at the Sisters Public Library and on Monday, November 10 at 6:30 pm at the Bend Public Library. Both programs are free and open to the public.
The first presentation at the Sisters Public Library is titled “Dr. Banastre's Swamp Root Cure and Blood and Spirit Renovator.” You’ll be invited to step back to the late 1880's and hear the slippery sales pitch of the snake oil salesman, Phineas Blaylock. This 20 minute presentations is complimented by a presentation of artifacts of the late 19th century medical world.
The second presentation titled “Accident at Snake River Crossing: Overland Medicine of the First Pioneers,” presents the harrowing tale of young Ester Harrod. Harrod was called upon to preside over a surgery along the Oregon Trail in 1855. Reproduction artifacts of the Overland trail period will be available for viewing.
For more information about this or other library programs please visit the library web site at www.dpls.us. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.