Event Calendar

Holiday Celebration

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

Start off your weekend right with a thought-provoking documentary. Films are shown on the big screen in the End of the Oregon Trail’s theater with complimentary snacks provided! This is a free event.
The film being shown in January is Finding Vivian Maier. This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

Ghost Towns in Oregon, A – Z

with Author Steve Arndt

Saturday, January 27, 1 pm

Steve 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? Steve 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.


Music Along the Oregon Trail

with Heartstrings Musical Duo

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.


Hours & Information

Monday – Saturday 9:30am to 5pm
Open Sundays 10:30am to 5pm
Last admission into interpretive center one hour before closing

(503) 657-9336
1726 Washington St
Oregon City, OR 97045
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Plan a full day at the End of the Oregon Trail – complete with snacks! Visitors can enjoy many local options from our gift shop, including items from:

Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Discover a variety of Oregon Trail souveniers, refreshing snacks, pioneer-era toys and hand-made gifts from local artists.