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: or 541-389-1813.

— From staff reports