Historic Oregon City at the official End of the Oregon Trail has received a total of $116,650 for the “Expansion of the official End of the Oregon Trail” Education project
OREGON CITY, OR: Clackamas Heritage Partners (dba Historic Oregon City) has received $116,650 in support of our "Expansion of the official End of the Oregon Trail" Education project. This includes $81,500 from the Lennox Foundation, $20,000 from the Oregon Community Foundation - Cabana Fund, $10,000 from the Juan Young Trust and $5,150 from the Oregon City Civic Improvement Trust.
HOC’s “Expansion of the official End of the Oregon Trail” will accomplish four major objectives by:
- Enabling cultural and educational opportunities for our community and visitors to experience.
- Developing educational programs directly tied to the Oregon State curriculum on Oregon Trail and Oregon history, thus providing students with continued learning programs outside of school.
- Encouraging families to learn history together in a fun and energetic atmosphere and foster an excitement for lifelong learning.
- Re-energizing and stabilizing our programs at the End of the Oregon Trail to further promote and preserve this important legacy to Oregon’s history.
HOC received $81,500 from the Lennox Foundation for Phase I Technology and Education programs in March, and $20,000 from the Cabana Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation for cleanup and painting of the iconic “Wagon Hoops” at the Interpretive Center in July. Funding from the Juan Young Trust was received in July for Phase II Technology and Education programs. The $5,150 from the Oregon City Civic Improvement Trust has funded the Visitor Center revitalization piece of our complete site renovation project. “We are not only grateful for the funding we are truly overjoyed with all of our partners in this opportunity for stewardship of the official End of the Oregon Trail”, expressed Gail Yazzolino, Administrative Director.
"Expansion of the official End of the Oregon Trail" Education Project - Public Comments & Ideas
Interactive Outdoor Signage, Facility Improvements & Events Project : All of these elements will help elevate our promotion of Oregon City, Clackamas County, and State of Oregon. The Visitor Center acts as the starting point for travelers to Oregon City, our County and State with the goal to support our local attractions and partners by marketing their organizations whenever possible.
A major goal of this project is to utilize the large outdoor Abernethy Green on the End of the Oregon Trail site in partnership with the City of Oregon City to expand interpretive signage throughout the property. Visitors will learn about the story of the Oregon Trail, Pioneer Heritage Garden, HOC’s working oxen Zeus and Hercules as well as the Native American cedar carving station. Signs will direct people to the actual monument on site as well as other places to see in Oregon City and Clackamas County. Visitors will also be able to use their smart phones to see images, maps and videos via barcodes included on the signs.
Please include: Your name, email, phone and ideas/comments.
- Signage content for the Interactive Outdoor Signage, Facility Improvements & Events Project;
- Signage and content need; feel free to add addition signage needs to the comment section
- Directional signs
- History information signs
- Maps; Oregon City, Clackamas County, State