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Klamath bloopers subject of program

February 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Bloopers and blunders in local history will be recalled in the Klamath County Museum’s “Fourth Annual Leap Year Party,” set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.

The light-hearted program will feature examples of community projects and programs over the years that did not turn out as expected.

“There have been quite a few efforts that produced unexpected results,” said museum manager Todd Kepple. “Some of our bloopers we can laugh about, but some are not so funny, and may be downright controversial.”

Examples of development efforts that yielded disappointing returns include prospecting for oil at various locations in the Klamath Basin in the 1920s.

Other quirky tidbits of history include efforts to produce artificial falls in Klamath Falls, mistaken reports of President Theodore Roosevelt having visited the city, and the time when Klamath had three county courthouses at one time.

This year’s “fourth annual” event follows previous Leap Year parties held in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

The hour-long program is free and open to anyone interested. Fun refreshments will be served during the party.

Admission is free, with donations to the museum’s acquisition fund appreciated. The museum is located at 1451 Main St.

For more information contact the museum at (541) 882-1000.


February 29, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm