We are open!

Please wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines.


Online Webinar Registration Information now available for the FREE May at the Museum Lecture Series. This year's offerings included Dick Tobiason, Decorated Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Master Army Aviator, Bibi Gaston's lecture has been canceled, and Peter Marbach, Professional Photographer and Visual Storyteller. More details and registration information 🡺 Sign Up Now!


People from our Past Living History Presentations - has been canceled due to COVID lockdown. Check back for new schedule in future.

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.

Launched in 1971 through the generosity of the Bowman family and newly expanded through the contributions of hundreds of community members and supporters in 2012, A.R. Bowman Museum serves more than 10,000 students, scholars and visitors each year.