To inspire children and families toward an appreciation of local history
through hands-on learning.

Our New Location

dr snapp house cottage grove

Singing Creek Educational Center has a very special new home in a place that’s full of local history!

We will now be located in the historic Dr. Snapp House in Cottage Grove, OR at 360 River Road. The house is located along the Coast Fork of the Willamette River greenway. It is also adjacent to a large city park so there will be plenty of room for outside activities as well as our regular inside programs in this cozy home built in 1886.

Friday, June 21st, 12pm – 4pm
Snapp House: 360 S. River Rd., Cottage Grove
FREE kids activities and a tour for the family. Find out about our programs and get your questions answered. Meet Karen and other staff. See you there!

pioneer girl apron with apples singing creek center

Life on the Pioneer Farm: Authentic Experiences

Go back in time and have an experience you will never forget. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be pioneer in Oregon in the 1800’s? Have you been yearning to get outside and learn about nature and experience a creek, woods and pond? Wanted to know more about First Peoples (Native Americans,) Lewis and Clark, and early settlers of Oregon?

Our interactive history programs for children and families include school field trips, classes, pioneer summer camps, and several special events throughout the year. Join us at the Kids Zone of the Bohemia Mining Days Festival in Coiner Park, in early summer and try out all the different hands-on activities at a multitude of booths, including weaving, games, crafts and petting a horse. We also offer monthly home school classes for your group from Sept- May. Some of our favorite activities include butter churning, grain grinding, sewing, making puppets, learning pioneer games and songs, washing clothes, gardening, herbal walks and trading with the trapper. Summer camps include visits from costumed interpreters like the medicine woman, the spinners, the trapper, “grandma” and more. If your family enjoys reading about life on the prairie, or watching the T.V. shows, your kids will love living the experience.

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Field Trips for Your Classroom or Group

Classroom field trips are now available for 3rd- 5th graders (and even homeschoolers or scout groups!) The Travel in Time field trip includes learning about the Kalapuya First Peoples of Oregon, the mountain man trappers, and the pioneer settlers with hands on experiences, crafts, and a guided  nature walk around the property including the pond.
See our Field Trips page for more info.

Your Donation Makes A Difference!

Please support our work — bringing history to life. Your financial contribution makes it possible for us to bring high-quality educational experiences to kids in under served communities in Lane County. Click the Donate button above and be a part of the magic!

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