History Pub returns

The Deschutes Historical Society and Oregon Encyclopedia kick off their History Pub 2013 lecture series Tuesday at McMenamins Old St. Francis School in Bend.

The first installment features a lecture by Gus Frederick regarding “The Extraordinary Life of Homer C. Davenport.” The event begins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) and is free.

Davenport was the “state’s first media superstar” and “one of the most creative and successful artists Oregon has ever produced,” according to a news release.

History Pub occurs the last Tuesday of each month, January through November. It is supported by a grant from the Deschutes Cultural Coalition, a part of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Contact: www.deschuteshistory.org or 541-389-1813.

— From staff reports

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