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Crook County History Center

Welcome to Bowman Museum

We exist to inspire, entertain, educate and involve our local community, as well as visitors from all over the world, in the stewardship of our unique history.

We serve Crook County residents and Central Oregon visitors by offering new exhibits every year. We also feature exciting speakers, area tours, historical and genealogical research assistance, annual celebrations, regular visitation hours, newspaper articles and quarterly publications.

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Check out Bowman Museum’s Pioneer Queens as they participate in the community’s best parade of the year, the Annual Crooked River Roundup Parade. This year the parade is set for Sat. June 28 at 10 a.m. along 3rd St. Prior to the annual Parade everyone is welcome to enjoy Pancakes at Bank of the Cascades from 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

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