Events

May
26
Sun
Heartstrings Music @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
May 26 @ 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.

Jun
7
Fri
First Friday Film @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm

In 1964, a group of British 7-year-olds were interviewed about their lives and dreams in a groundbreaking television documentary, Seven Up. Since then, in one of the greatest projects in television history, renowned director Michael Apted has returned to film the same subjects every seven years, tracking their ups and downs. POV, which presented the U.S. broadcast premiere of 49 Up in 2007, returns with 56 Up to find the group settling into middle age and surprisingly upbeat. Through marriage and childbirth, poverty and illness, the “kids” have come to terms with both hope and disappointment. Winner, 2013 George Foster Peabody Award for the ‘Up’ series.

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

Jun
8
Sat
Family Folk Dance Ho Down @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 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.

Jun
21
Fri
Heritage Days @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jun
22
Sat
Heritage Days @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jul
6
Sat
Old-Time Fiddler Truman Price @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Jul 6 @ 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.

Jul
11
Thu
Concerts in the Park @ End of the Oregon Trail
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jul
13
Sat
Family Folk Dance Ho Down @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 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.

First City Celebration
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm

First City Celebration will be returning for its tenth year!

Stay tuned for more information!

Jul
18
Thu
Concerts in the Park @ End of the Oregon Trail
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm