Event Calendar

Historic Clothing of the Pioneer Era

with Kay Demlow

Saturday, February 17, 12 pm

Who were the Oregon Trail pioneers? What did they look like? What were they wearing – on the Trail, in the early days of Oregon City, or on their new homesteads? It’s hard for us to imagine today. But we can look at paintings, early photographs, and images of antiques to get an idea of how the pioneers were dressed. Kay Demlow, designer and dressmaker for Lavender’s Green Historic Clothing and a fashion historian, will share pictures and stories from the 19th century. Together we will get to know the pioneers a little better.


Music Along the Oregon Trail

with Heartstrings Musical Duo

Sunday, February 18, 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.



First Friday Film 

an Oregon City Public Library event

Friday, March 2, 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 13th. The United States leads the world in incarceration. And the fuel that feeds the statistic is the mythology of black criminality. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. This piercing, Oscar-nominated film won Best Documentary at the Emmys, the BAFTAs and the NAACP Image Awards.
 Spring Break  Events at the End of the Oregon Trail
 Monday, March 26
Put “spring” into your spring break with this opportunity to learn from the Master Gardeners. Guided tours of the heritage garden available from 10 am to 3 pm, educational talks, children’s activities, and seed packaging from 1 pm to 3 pm. Topics covered include starting your vegetable garden, attracting pollinators, and gardening with compost, to give you success in your own garden this spring.
Tuesday, March 27
Enjoy authentic spinning demonstrations from 11 am – 4 pm to learn all about the techniques and materials used by pioneers and modern spinners alike!

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.