Deschutes Public Library News
Living History Presentations at LaPine and Sunriver
Posted By: Liz Goodrich
Date Posted: 12/11/2008
Deschutes Public Library is pleased to host three living history programs at the LaPine and Sunriver Area Public Libraries. The programs are being presented by the High Desert Museum and are free and open to the public.
On Friday, December 12 at 1:30 pm in LaPine and on Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 pm in Sunriver, stop in for “Dr. Banastre's Swamp Root Cure and Blood and Spirit Renovator.” During the presentation 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 presentation is complimented by a presentation of artifacts of the late 19th century medical world.
“Accident at Snake River Crossing: Overland Medicine of the First Pioneers,” is scheduled for Friday, January 9 at 1:30 pm at the LaPine Public Library, The program presents the harrowing tale of young Ester Harrod, who 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 call 312-1032. People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz at 312-1032.