When It’s More Than Curiosity

Lavola Bakken Research Library

Lavola J. Bakken was author and local historian from Glide, Oregon that wrote stories based on the region’s history. Some of her published works included Lone Rock Free State, Land of the North Umpquas and The Bullwhacker’s Boy And Other Stories. The Lavola Bakken Research Library was named in her honor and houses a wide array of printed materials including books, manuscripts, photos, newspapers, and much more. The Douglas County Museum has been collecting, preserving and exhibiting natural and cultural history items for half a century.

The Lavola Bakken Research Library is open – Tuesday to Thursday, 1:00-4:30 pm, or by appointment.