Living History

Publishing Error: Unfortunately two versions of our printed events calendar were released, one with incorrect dates.

The correct dates for our Barn Dances are: July 23, 2016 and August 20, 2016. 

There will NOT be a barn dance on August 6, 2016.

We apologize for the inconvenience!

 

Upcoming Events:

Champoeg Living History: Cemetery Sagas for Summer Solstices

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Location: Begins at the Champoeg Visitor Center then tour by bus through several local pioneer cemeteries.

Sponsored by: Friends of Historic Champoeg with Oregon State Parks

Description: Individuals from the historic Champoeg era, ordinary and extraordinary, are presented by costumed actors in first-person portrayals. The theme for this year's fundraiser is "A Zephyr Wind on French Prairie" with vignettes highlighting early residents relating their life circumstances to the different characteristics of the prairie wind. The event, a tour by bus, leaves the Champoeg State Heritage Area Visitor's Center and visits two cemeteries in St. Paul, where multiple "persons" appear at each location. The approximately 2 hour tour ends with live music and strawberry shortcake served in the restored Donald Mason 1860s barn at Champoeg Park. (Note: we regreat this event is not suitable for those physcially disabled or pets.)

Cost: Pre-paid reservations required! Call 503-678-1251 ex. 221 after June 1, 2016. $20 per person for event, $5 per vehicle parking fee or FREE with an annual Oregon State Parks Pass.

 

Champoeg Living History: Blacksmith & Woodworking Day

Saturday, July 16, 2016 1:00-4:00 pm

Location: Donald Manson Farmstead behind the Champoeg Visitor Center

Sponsored by: Oregon State Parks & Friends of Historic Champoeg

Description: Discover through hands-on living history and demonstrations by costumed interpreters how items were made for survival on a 19th century homestead.

  • See working blacksmiths create tools and hardware using hammer and anvils.
  • Watch and learn as traditional woodworkers demonstrate the tools and skills needed to turn a piece of wood into necessary household items such as chairs, tables or spoons.

Cost: $5 per vehicle parking fee or FREE with an annual Oregon State Parks Pass.

 

Champoeg Barn Dances

Saturday, July 23 and August 20, 2016 5:00-8:00 pm

Location: Donald Manson Barn behind the Champoeg Visitor Center

Sponsored by: Friends of Historic Champoeg in cooperation with Oregon State Parks

Description: Enjoy "foot-stomping" music and traditional folk dances as a caller teaches you in our 19th century restored wheat threshing barn.

Cost: $5 per vehicle parking fee or FREE with an annual Oregon State Parks Pass.

 

Champoeg Living History: Harvest Day

Saturday, October 8, 2016 1:00-4:00 pm

Location: Donald Manson Farmstead behind the Champoeg Visitor Center

Sponsored by: Friends of Historic Champoeg in cooperation with Oregon State Parks

Description: The bounty of harvest will be the theme for this day as your family enjoys foods made from fresh produce grown in the 1860s Heritage Kitchen Garden and the Heritage Apple Orchard and takes part in activites that celebrate the fall and harvest seasons.

Cost: $5 per vehicle parking fee or FREE with an annual Oregon State Parks Pass.

 

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