Events

Dec
18
Wed
Pioneer Christmas Music @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the season on the melodeon! A local musician will bring this historic instrument to life by playing 19th-century Christmas carols and songs that are still yuletide favorites today! Sing along or simply listen in while enjoying the exhibits and special holiday crafts.

Dec
20
Fri
Family Folk Dance Hoedown @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Dec 20 @ 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.

Dec
27
Fri
Spinning Demonstrations @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Dec 27 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Historic reenactors will bring the exhibits to life with spinning demonstrations holiday weekends in November and December.

Dec
28
Sat
Spinning Demonstrations @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Dec 28 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Historic reenactors will bring the exhibits to life with spinning demonstrations holiday weekends in November and December.

Mary Todd Lincoln: First Lady of Tragedy & the Woman Lincoln Loved @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Dec 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Image result for Mary Todd LincolnThis engaging living history presentation by Marge Harding will bring to life the story of Mary Todd Lincoln – a story of both tragedy and triumph. As a young girl she was vivacious and impulsive until her mother died; then she remembered her childhood as desolate. The Lincoln’s early years brought hard work, a family of boys, a strong connection to Oregon, and reduced circumstances to the pleasure-loving girl who had never felt responsibility before. Join us for this special presentation of our 16th First Lady.

Dec
29
Sun
Spinning Demonstrations @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Dec 29 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Historic reenactors will bring the exhibits to life with spinning demonstrations holiday weekends in November and December.

A Heartstrings Christmas @ End of the Oregon Trail Visitor Center
Dec 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Local musicians Nancy and Rob Downie will bring the holiday season to life by playing 19th-century Christmas carols and songs that are still yuletide favorites today! Hear musical instruments like the hammered dulcimer, violin, string bass, and more. Sing along or simply listen in while enjoying complimentary cider and hot chocolate in the visitor center.

Jan
11
Sat
Family Folk Dance Hoedown @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Jan 11 @ 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.

Feb
8
Sat
Family Folk Dance Hoedown @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Feb 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.

Feb
29
Sat
Beneath It All: Did She Really Wear That on the Trail? @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Living history presenter Marge Harding will share the secrets of Victorian undergarments. Using original undergarment artifacts, the story will be told and the secrets “exposed” about the necessity and significance of the layers of clothing worn by the ladies of the 1800s – even on the Oregon Trail!