Event Calendar

Thanksgiving Celebration

with Spinner Kristi Gustafson

Friday, November 24

Keep the holiday celebrations going at the End of the Oregon Trail! Local Spinner Kristi Gustafson will be demonstrating and discussing historical and modern spinning techniques throughout the day, starting at 9:30. A variety of crafts for children – and adults! – will also be available, including candle dipping and butter making.

We will also be kicking off the Christmas season with a 10% off sale in our gift shop, starting Black Friday all the way through Christmas Eve. Shop our selection of Oregon Trail t-shirts, period games, local artwork, tasty chocolates, and much more!

First Friday Film 

an Oregon City Public Library event

Friday, December 1, 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 October is What is Philanthropy?. This documentary is designed to enhance the American public’s understanding of the concept of philanthropy, and provide concrete and diverse examples of its role in culture and society. In addition, there is what some might call a ‘dark side’ of philanthropy. Motivations for giving are sometimes questioned for reasons of politics, reputation, narcissism, and even social control. this documentary addresses these questions and issues. Ultimately, it will challenge and motivate the audience to reflect and think creatively about how it can give back.

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.


Sounds Along the Oregon Trail

with Heartstrings Musical Duo

Sunday, January 21, 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. They will play music from the Lewis and Clark era through the Civil War and can share information on the history of the tunes and the origin and construction of the instruments.

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.