Events

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
15
Sat
Happy Birthday, Oregon! @ Francis Ermatinger House
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
23
Sun
Heartstrings Music @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Feb 23 @ 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.

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!

Mar
14
Sat
Family Folk Dance Hoedown @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Mar 14 @ 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.

Mar
22
Sun
Heartstrings Music @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Mar 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.

Mar
28
Sat
“But I Don’t Want to Move out West”: Women on the Oregon Trail @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This reenactor portrayal combines the experiences of several nineteenth-century women and shares the story of the arduous journey west across the Oregon Trail. Learn the social guidelines and requirements of the era, as well as the personal thoughts, fears, and hopes of these pioneer women. The presentation features period attire, noteworthy artifacts, and is a great way to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of universal suffrage!

 

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

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

May
9
Sat
Family Folk Dance Hoedown @ End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
May 9 @ 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.