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Prineville - Bowman Museum

246 North Main Street

About the Museum:
Our goal is 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.


Chiyanna Tolton

Thursday, April 12, 2018
This is a museum well worth your time! They take great pride in their exhibits and presentation of history about Crook County and the surrounding areas.

Michael Hafner

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
I always have to stop in when I'm in Prineville. Learn about the fascinating history of Crook County. Range Wars, the founding of Les Schwab Tires, and early day transportation are just some of the many stories you can find here.

Reese Barker

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017
Took a toddler and an infant with us. There were enough hands on exhibits for the toddler to stay engaged. We learned a lot and enjoyed having an indoor space the toddler could explore before walking down the street to the brewery for lunch.

Kate Erickson

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
I love to look at the exhibits but best of all is being able to browse the bookshelves. Alot of reads about Oregon and they stock my fav author, Jane Kirkpatrick! You don't want to miss a field trip led by Steve Lent. The price to belong to the historical society is low and we'll worth it.

Liana Jensen

Friday, March 9, 2018
Nice little museum, make time to see it!

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