End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center  |  1726 Washington Street, Oregon City, OR 97045  |  (503) 657-9336  | Open Daily: Sundays 10:30am - 5pm, Monday-Saturday 9:30am - 5pm. Last admission one hour before closing

Happening at the End of the Oregon Trail

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“Heartstrings” musical duo returns to the End of the Oregon Trail for monthly performances March – October 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm (Included with museum admission)

Nancy and Rob Downie perform as "Heartstrings" throughout the Willamette Valley (http://www.heartstringsduo.com) and have been part of the EOTIC family since 2006.  They play various instruments that were common at the time of the Oregon Trail migration.  Nancy plays the hammered dulcimer, fiddle, mountain dulcimer and Native American flute.  Rob plays acoustic bass, banjo and Native American flute.  Their one-hour program, "Sounds Along the Oregon Trail", is included in the price of admission to the Center.  It features music from the Lewis and Clark era through the Civil War, as well as information about the history of the tunes and the origin and construction of the instruments.  The program ends with a sing-along and an opportunity for visitors to see the instruments "up close and personal" and have a mini-lesson!  Please join us on the following dates from 1:00pm – 2:00pm in Wagon III: July 19, Aug 16, Sept 20 and Oct 18.





Toddler Story Time featuring Missy Lipe at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Info Center (Free) 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 on the last Saturday of the month, 10:30am - 11:00am. Upcoming dates include July 25, Aug 29, and Sept 26.


Master Garden


Master Gardener’s Monthly Topics Presentation 2nd & 4th Mondays including July 13th and July 27th from 1:00pm – 2:00pm in Wagon III (Included with museum admission)

Please join our Master Gardener volunteers for a chance to discuss the following topics and learn more about our on-site pioneer heritage garden. Please visit our website or call 503-657-9336 for changes or updates to the schedule or topics. 


Monday, July 13th: Learn about the value of growing herbs in your own garden for culinary and ornamental purposes.  Get tips about planting, propagating, harvesting, use, and storage of herbs.  Stroll through the demonstration kitchen garden with Master Gardener Margueritte Kosovich for some hands-on experience with these valuable plants.

Monday, July 27th: Saving seeds from food crops was essential for pioneer families.  Master Gardener Kathy Turner will talk about how you can continue this practice in your own garden.  Learn how to start collecting your seeds, the best choices for successful seed saving and propagation, and proper storage. 

Come to the End of the Oregon Trail for this year's Concerts in the Park series every Thursday this summer! Food from a variety of food trucks as well as the End of the Trail's own beer & wine garden will be available 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, with music starting at 6:30 pm.