[OR_Archaeology] Exhibit "Sin in the Sagebrush"
susan.white at state.or.us
Tue Feb 9 14:00:57 PST 2010
(I had to pass this on, if only for the exhibit title, which, btw, will also be the title for my upcoming romantic novel... just teasing)
EXHIBITS OPENING IN BEND, CANNON BEACH AND TILLAMOOK
Bend: "Sin in the Sagebrush", an in-depth exhibit examining the lives of those who sought opportunity, fortune and community on the Western frontier, opens at the High Desert Museum on Feb. 13. The exhibit explores how trappers, tracklayers, buckaroos, sheepherders and other
workers' dreams were replaced with lonely, harsh lives, and how they found community and escape in saloons, gambling halls and bordellos. In this multi-sensory exhibit, visitors can step up to an 1880s roulette table, game of faro, chuck-a-luck or poker, and take in the cheating devices and refined attire of a professional gambler, as well as the Bowie knife and derringer he might use when challenged. The exhibit will tour museums throughout the West after the exhibit closes Sept. 26. Presented by Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt, and sponsored by BendTel, Chubb, Horizon Broadcasting and Pepsi of Bend, with additional support from Oregon Heritage Commission, Oregon Community Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, The Bend Foundation, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Pacific Power Foundation and Deschutes Cultural Coalition.
For more information contact the museum at (541) 382-4754 or www.highdesertmuseum.org
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