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Oregon History Events

Silver Etiquette Tea
January 26, 2008 -- Salem
Discover unusual tableware from the late 1800's while enjoying a delicious multi-course tea in Deepwood's formal dining room and parlor. A tour of the house is included. $30 per person, reservations required. 1-3 p.m. Historic Deepwood Estate, 1116 Mission St. SE, Salem, OR 97302, (503) 363-1825

Oregon Black History Lecture
February 1, 2008 -- Salem
Oregon Black History Lecture by Dr. Darrell Milner of Portland State University. Refreshments will be served. Free admission. 7 p.m. Reed Opera House - Trinity Ballroom, 189 Liberty St. NE, Salem, OR 97301, (503) 581-2004

  

Keil's Extended Family Exhibit
February 1-April 13, 2008 -- Aurora
Exhibit of the Colony founder, Dr. Keil's family. Maybe you are a descendent? Find out what brought these people here over the Oregon Trail. Adults $6, seniors $5, students $2, under 6 are free. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m. Old Aurora Colony Museum, 15018 Second St. NE, PO Box 202, Aurora, OR 97002, (503) 678-5754

Lecture: Mapping the Northwest
February 2, 2008 -- Salem
Robert Hamm talks about his extensive map collection, part of Mission Mill Museum's, "Mapping the Northwest" exhibit. Free with Museum admission. 1-2 p.m. Mission Mill Museum, 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, OR 97301, (503) 585-7012

Winter Exhibit: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue Historic
February 2-March 29, 2008 -- Salem
The first exhibit of the New Year highlights courtship and marriage traditions, and showcases some of our antique wedding gowns. $4 adults, $3 Sr./Student, $2 Children, 5 yrs and under free. Wed., Thurs., & Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Historic Deepwood Estates, 1116 Mission St. SE, Salem, OR 97302, (503) 363-1825

History of States on Stamps Exhibit
February 2-March 29, 2008 -- Keizer
An exhibit of U.S. stamps depicting various states and their statehood from the collection of Peter Burk. Free admission. Tues. & Thurs. 2-4 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Keizer Heritage Museum, 980 Chemawa Rd. NE, Keizer, OR 97303, (503) 393-9660

Unfolding Lives - Discovering Pioneers' Fates
February 14-September 30, 2008
At three historic Oregon City sites, visitors will learn about the lives of nine emigrants before, during and after their journey on the Oregon Trail. Sites: End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (1726 Washington St.), Museum of the Oregon Territory (211 Tumwater Dr.), Stevens-Crawford House (603 6th St.). Event Hours: Feb-June, Tues-Sat. 11 a.m.-4p.m. Through Sept. Mon-Sat 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 1726 Washington St., Oregon City, 800-424-3002, 503-657-9336

A.C. Gilbert Toy Collector's Showcase
February 16-17, 2008 -- Salem
Join collectors from the Pacific Region of the National A.C. Gilbert Heritage Society for this showcase of Gilbert toys in his family home turned children's museum. Events include buy/sell/trade tables, history talks, and children's activities. Age 1-2, $2.50; Age 3-59, $5.50; Age 60+, $4; Members, Free; Public Assistance, $2.50. Noon-4 p.m. A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village, 116 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR 97301, (503) 371-3631

Lecture: Lewis and Clark and the International Competition for Oregon
February 23, 2008 -- Salem
Historian Mark Eifler discusses the remarkable geopolitical repercussions of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Free with Museum admission. 1 p.m. Mission Mill Museum, 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, OR 97301, (503) 585-7012

Living History at the Old Aurora Colony Museum
July 19, 2008 -- Aurora
Blacksmithing, wheel righting, spinning, basket making and special hands-on skills for children, set in the 19th century courtyard of this five building complex. Admissions apply, discounts for AAA, seniors and students. Located in downtown Aurora, Antiques Capital of Oregon. 11-4pm. (503)678-5754. http://www.auroracolonymuseum.com

Living History at the Old Aurora Colony Museum
July 26, 2008 -- Aurora
Blacksmithing, wheel righting, spinning, basket making and special hands-on skills for children, set in the 19th century courtyard of this five building complex. Admissions apply, discounts for AAA, seniors and students. Located in downtown Aurora, Antiques Capital of Oregon. 11-4pm. (503)678-5754. http://www.auroracolonymuseum.com

Living History at the Old Aurora Colony Museum
August 2, 2008 -- Aurora
Blacksmithing, wheel righting, spinning, basket making and special hands-on skills for children, set in the 19th century courtyard of this five building complex. Admissions apply, discounts for AAA, seniors and students. Located in downtown Aurora, Antiques Capital of Oregon. 11-4pm. (503)678-5754. http://www.auroracolonymuseum.com

Living History at the Old Aurora Colony Museum
August 9, 2008 -- Aurora
Blacksmithing, wheel righting, spinning, basket making and special hands-on skills for children, set in the 19th century courtyard of this five building complex. Admissions apply, discounts for AAA, seniors and students. Located in downtown Aurora, Antiques Capital of Oregon. 11-4pm. (503)678-5754. http://www.auroracolonymuseum.com

Aurora Colony Days “Old Fashioned Family Day”
August 9, 2008 -- Aurora
Downtown Aurora, 10-5. Parade 11am, Kiddie Carnival, Local Flavors Market, Art Show & Sale, Live Music, Historic Tours. (503)939-0312. http://www.auroracolony.com

Oregon Covered Bridge Festival
September 20-21, 2008 -- Albany
The Oregon Covered Bridge Festival gives residents and visitors alike a chance to enjoy our beautiful bridges and learn about their heritage. Oregon is proud to be the host to 51 covered bridges, the most this side of the Mississippi River. This festival is the only one of its kind held on the West Coast. Timber Linn Park, Albany, OR, admission: free, time: Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 9am-5pm, phone: (541) 752.8269

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