at the End of the Oregon Trail
Dec 26 – Dec 30
Join us the week after Christmas to continue the holiday celebration! Enjoy complimentary Christmas cookies and hot beverage, as well as special crafts and presentations.
First Friday Film
an Oregon City Public Library event
Friday, January 5, 6:30 pm
Ghost Towns in Oregon, A – Z
with Author Steve Arndt
Saturday, January 27, 1 pm
Music Along the Oregon Trail
Sunday, January 21, 1 pm
Hear and learn about the music of the Oregon Trail from local musicians, Nancy and Rob Downie of Heartstrings. Their program includes popular music from the era, information on the history of the tunes, the role of music on the Oregon Trail, and the origin of their instruments. Featured instruments include hammered and mountain dulcimers, fiddle, acoustic bass, banjo and Native American flute.
Join us on Saturday, February 10 at 5:00 PM for a viewing of the documentary, PROMISED LAND at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St. in Oregon City. This film will be presented in partnership with the Oregon Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Clackamas Heritage Partners and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.
PROMISED LAND is a social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they’ve long been denied. In following their story, both in our region’s shared heritage and in their modern struggles for federal recognition, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty.
Along with the filmmakers, the tribes will be present to discuss their past and future with the community. Jon George, tribal council member of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, will also be in attendance to welcome and honor the Chinook Tribal Council and their efforts.
Doors open at 5:00PM, screening begins at 5:30PM. Tickets are $10: all proceeds will go to the Chinook Nation to support their Cultural Committee and on-going tribal recognition efforts. Additional donations for the cause are welcome.
Seating is limited – please reserve your tickets in advance by filling out the form below or calling 503-657-9336
Promised Land is produced and directed by Vasant and Sarah Salcedo, and sponsored by 4Culture, Artist Trust, and San Francisco Film Society. It has been chosen for the award for Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking at the 10th Annual LA Skins Fest, and was an official selection for the 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum’s 19th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival, the 12th Annual Ellensburg Film Festival, and the 5th Annual Social Justice Film Festival, among others. More information about the film can be found at promisedlanddoc.com and on the film’s Facebook page: facebook.com/promisedlanddoc.
About the Directors: Vasant and Sarah Salcedo are a filmmaking partnership based in the Pacific Northwest. They both have degrees in English Literature and Cinema Studies from the University of Washington and run a media production company together that provides affordable creative services for arts-based non-profits. They have been writing and filming for the past decade and Promised Land is their first feature. Their next project after the documentary is a science fiction film.