Pioneer Spirits Halloween Party
at the End of the Oregon Trail
Saturday, October 29
Celebrate Halloween with treats, hot beverages, pioneer dress-up costumes, and crafts available all day at the End of the Oregon Trail. Also enjoy a special holiday history talk at 11 am and 2 pm about the pioneers who believed in ghosts, and those who became ghosts, too, on “The Nations Longest Graveyard”!
Friday, November 11, 6:30 pm
Start you weekend off right with a thought-provoking documentary shown in the End of the Oregon Trail’s big-screen theater. This is a free event. October’s 2nd Friday Film has been canceled. The next movie showing will The General on November 11th. The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists. Inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, which happened in 1862, the film stars Buster Keaton who co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman. It was adapted by Al Boasberg, Bruckman, Keaton, Paul Girard Smith and Charles Henry Smith from the memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger. The film has been reevaluated, and is now considered by critics as one of the greatest films ever made. In 2007, The General was ranked #18 by the American Film Institute on their 10th Anniversary list of the 100 best American movies of all time.
Sounds Along the Oregon Trail
with Heartstrings Musical Duo
Sunday, November 13, 1 pm
Nancy and Rob Downie play a variety of instruments that were common during the Oregon Trail migration period, including hammered and mountain dulcimers, fiddle, acoustic bass, banjo and Native American flute. Their program features music from the Lewis and Clark era through the Civil War, information on the history of the tunes, and the origin and construction of their instruments. The program ends with a singalong, and a chance for visitors to see the instruments “up close and personal” and to have a mini-lesson!
Find out more about Heartstrings here
Holiday Bazaar, Luncheon, & Bake Sale
at Clackamas United Church of Christ, 15303 SE Webster Rd, Milwaukie
10 am – 4 pm, Nov 19th
Lunch served 11:30 – 1:30. Quilt Raffle!
Thanksgiving Harvest Celebrations
at the End of the Oregon Trail
Monday, November 21
Join the Master Gardeners for some harvest fun: seed packaging, seed storing techniques, and broom making craft!
Saturday, November 26
Give thanks for the Oregon Trail pioneers by joining the Thanksgiving party at the End of the Oregon Trail. There will be hot beverages, treats, and crafts available all day. Special holiday history talks at 11 am and 2 pm will explain how Native Americans helped the pioneers on their journey west.
“Oregon Ghost Towns, A-Z”
with Author Steve Arndt
Saturday, December 17, 1:00 pm
Steven Arndt returns to the End of the Oregon Trail to present the latest installment of his book series, “Ghost Towns in Oregon, A–Z”. Did you know Oregon is home to more than 250 ghost towns—the most of any state in this country? Steven Arndt’s presentation is rooted in his lifelong passion for the topic, and is full of fun facts that will inspire you to experience this state’s ghost towns for yourself.
Learn more about Steve Arndt on his website
“Remarkable Oregon Women:
Revolutionaries & Visionaries”
with Author Jennifer Chambers
Thursday, December 29, 1:00 pm
Without the efforts of inspiring, brave women of the past, the progressive and individualistic Oregon we know today might not exist. From native tribes and Oregon Trail pioneers to Victorian suffragists and unlikely politicians, strong female leaders give profound meaning to the state motto, alis volat propriis–she flies with her own wings. Author Jennifer Chambers tells these stories of progressive, radical women who fought for change within their state.