Events

Aug
22
Thu
Concerts in the Park @ End of the Oregon Trail
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Aug
24
Sat
Oregon City’s 175th Anniversary Celebration @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 9:15 pm

Celebrate 175 years of Oregon City history with pioneer reenactors and wagons, local musicians and authors, a light show and much more! This is a free event with food vendors, kid zone, and pioneer demonstrations, making it a great time for the whole family!

Aug
31
Sat
Blood Drive @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Blood donors are urgently needed this summer when our blood supply drops by 20%!

Please help support local patients by donating at our upcoming blood drive. Bloodworks NW provides 55% of the blood in the Portland area. We are the sole provider to all Providence and Legacy hospitals in Oregon along with over 90 other hospitals in the Pacific Northwest.

Every donor will receive a thank you gift from Columbia Sportswear, 2 free tickets to a show at Bloodworks Live Studio, and free admission to the interpretive center at End of the Oregon Trail!

 

Schedule an appointment online with sponsor code 103B, call 1-800-398-7888, or text “bloodapp” to 91985

Appointments recommended but walk-ins always welcome.

DON’T FORGET

  • Bring your photo ID (with first & last name)
  • Eat a good meal before your donation
  • Drink lots of water!!
Sep
6
Fri
First Friday Film @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Free food and beverage provided before the film; a group discussion is held afterwards.

Sep
14
Sat
Family Folk Dance Ho Down @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn fun, simple folkdances, as well as how the culture, history, and lifestyle of the Oregon Trail pioneers are reflected in their traditional dances. Alene Hochstetter of “Passport to Dance” will teach visitors of all ages folkdances like the Virginia Reel and Heel Toe Polka. Dance in the steps of pioneers to experience history in a new way.

Sep
21
Sat
Cider Squeeze @ Philip Foster Farm
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bring your apples, press ours, or buy cider. Vendors, food, craftsmen and musicians all day. Fun for the whole family. We will have both the old and new parking lots available for this event.

Live music, folk dancing, kids games, tours of the houses, store open for historic books, toys, games and souvenirs, 1860’s barn with corn-grinding and cross-cut saw, Build a log cabin, use the laundry scrub board and wringer, check out our wagon shed, and visit our vendors. Blacksmithing and kids crafts. Good food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, and Joe’s Donuts!

Cider pressing: If you’re bringing apples, please bring them to the parking lot on Eagle Creek Road.

– Press cider from your own apples: $3.00/gallon
– Press cider from our apples: $6.00/gallon
– Use our jugs: $1.00 each (jugs hold 1 gallon of cider)
– Pre-pressed, pasteurized cider: $7.00/gallon

 

Sep
22
Sun
Heartstrings Music @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enjoy Oregon Trail-era music on historically-accurate instruments such as hammered and mountain dulcimers, fiddle, acoustic bass, banjo and Native American flute. Local musicians Nancy and Rob Downie share the history and origin of the tunes.

Oct
5
Sat
Old-Time Fiddler Truman Price @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Truman Price is a historian and longtime fiddle player who has explored the music of the Oregon Trail in detail.  He presents songs and tunes specific to the topic, singing while fiddling in an effortless minstrel style honed by many concerts and gatherings.

Oct
27
Sun
Heartstrings Music @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enjoy Oregon Trail-era music on historically-accurate instruments such as hammered and mountain dulcimers, fiddle, acoustic bass, banjo and Native American flute. Local musicians Nancy and Rob Downie share the history and origin of the tunes.

Nov
2
Sat
Oregon – Uncommon Facts & Unique Information with Author Steve Arndt @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How many waterfalls are there in Oregon?

Who was the first US President to visit the state of Oregon?

How many shipwrecks have happened along the Oregon Coast?

What counties grow the most cherries?

Who was the first known victim of a shark bite in Oregon?

Author Steve Arndt will share the answers to these questions and hundreds more at this presentation of his newest book.

Entertaining and interesting for all who read it, Oregon – Uncommon Facts & Unique Information prompts a spirit of adventure, head scratching, and comments of “I did not know that!” on every page.