Historic site tours and Pioneer fun for all ages at the oldest home site in Deschutes County.
All ages are invited to celebrate Redmond Park and Recreation District's* special event at the historic Tetherow Homestead. Learn about the history of the homestead and river crossing, and our plans for the coming restoration. There will be games, a Pioneer general store, storytelling, and mountain man skills for kids, as well as site tours, Central Oregon oral histories, and an info about genealogy research.
Now owned by Redmond Area Parks and Recreation Department, the Tetherow Homestead is the site of the oldest residential structure in Deschutes County. A.J. Tetherow filed a claim in 1877 and according to historical records he operated a cable ferry on the Deschutes until the first bridge was built in 1885. Over the years there has been a brewery, a blacksmith shop, and an inn.
The day will include tours of the property, demonstrations of heritage skills, crafts, and games.