End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center  |  1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045  |  (503) 657-9336  |  Open Daily 11am - 4pm

Happening at the End of the Oregon Trail

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Upcoming Events at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick presents latest book "A Light in the Wilderness"

**Due to a family emergency, this event has been cancelled. Please stay tuned for a re-scheduled event soon featuring Jane Kirkpatrick**

Monday, October 27 at 7:00pm; Free

Jane Kirkpatrick returns to the End of the Oregon Trail for a special presentation & book signing event. She will focus on her 26th novel "A Light in the Wilderness" about Letitia Carson, the first African American woman to cross the Trail, give birth along the way and settle on her claim with common law Irish husband David Carson. Kirkpatrick's works have won several national awards and been short listed for awards such as the Oregon Book Award.  Join Kirkpatrick on October 27 at the End of the Oregon Trail and learn about some fascinating connections between this book and Clackamas County. For more information please call 503-657-9336 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

"Roads Less Traveled in Oregon" author to make presentation at the End of the Oregon Trail

Friday November 21 at 7:00pm; Free

Steve Arndt, author of the Roads Less Traveled in Oregon series of books, will be making a multi-media presentation at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center on November 21, 2014. Steve has written eight books that focus on the history and things to see and do in Oregon that most people do not know. His presentation will include a glimpse into each of the different books, focusing on points of interest across the state of Oregon. Steve will talk about and show photos of a variety of places in our state that are not commonly known, such as the only deaths on American soil in World War II, Old Perpetual – the geyser that erupts every 2-6 minutes, and Fort Rock, the former volcano that was formed in a giant body of water. Come listen to Steve as he presents excerpts from his books that focus on the lesser traveled paved roads in our beautiful state. For more information please call 503-657-9336 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On-going events at the End of the Oregon Trail:

Toddler Story Time featuring Missy Lipe at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Info Center Join us for a special story time each month for the little ones! Stay afterwards to enjoy the Interpretive Center (admission required) and bring a sack lunch to have in our Picnic Shelter. Shop in the Country Store while the kiddos play "pioneer dress up"! Gather early at the Visitor Center at 10:15am to hear stories about the Oregon Trail experience! Story times will run this fall on the last Saturday of the month, 10:30am - 11:00am. Saturday, October 25th, Saturday, November 29th & Saturday, December 27th

 

First Friday Films at the End of the Oregon Trail 6:30pm; Free

Friday, November 7: Stuff The minimal role many men, including their own fathers, have played in families haunts the filmmaker and his friend, Phil. In Stuff, by Portland director Larry Johnson, a father and a father's role in a family is viewed through the lens of the stuff he left behind. Larry Johnson will attend our screening and facilitate our conversation afterwards.

Friday, December 5: What would Jesus buy? Join us for a timely examination of the commercialization of Christmas in America with Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they engage in a cross-country mission to save Christmas from Shopocalypse. **These films are free to the public. However, we hope you will come experience the Interpretive Center prior to the film (admission required). The Interpretive Center is open daily 11am - 4pm. For more info please visit the Library's webpage: www.orcity.org/library

All events are located at: End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center

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