Celebrate the 1930’s:
Fashion, Dance and Music
An entertaining evening of live music, dress and dance highlighting the activities and clothing worn by Bendites during the Great Depression. Models will don a rare collection of authentic 1930’s garments as a High Desert Museum curator describes the strife and celebrations of local Central Oregonians during this time. The collection of period clothing reflects changes in style and culture, from luncheon dresses of the 20’s to post-Depression work clothes to glamour gowns of Hollywood screen stars. The Notables Swing Band with singer Betty Burger will perform music of the eras, while the models showcase baseball and Forest Service uniforms, firefighter outfits, and work and evening dress. As the music changes, so does the dancing. Enjoy the dancing performed by members of the Terpsichorean Dance Studio as they swing and jitterbug their way through the 20’s and 30’s.
The clothing is a collaboration with the Deschutes Historical Museum, US Forest Service and Goodwill Industries.
Proceeds benefit the High Desert Museum.
Off-site: Program is at the Tower Theatre
7:00 pm$15 (+ $2 historical theatre restoration fee)
Details at: www.towertheatre.org
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. This exhibition is supported in part by the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In partnership with: Fred W. Fields Fund of
Made possible by:
With support from: Bigfoot Beverages, Century Insurance, Central Oregon Radiology Assoc., P.C., Chubb, Deschutes Brewery, Oregon Spirit Distillers, and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation Programming partners:
Friday, May 13, 2016 – 7:00pm