OUR MISSION:

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

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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 for our Living History Festival in early summer and try out all the different hands-on activities at a multitude of booths, including weaving, games, crafts and brushing a horse. We also offer monthly homeschool pioneer classes for your group. Some of our favorite activities include butter churning, grain grinding, sewing, making puppets, learning pioneer games and songs, collecting eggs from the hen house, 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.

We are located on a working farm just five minutes north of the Eugene airport, off Hwy 99. We are just 2 miles South of Junction City.

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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.

 

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Location

Our location is the 250 acre family farm of Tom and Sue Hunton, in Junction City, Oregon, in a barn building (“the granary”.) Also on the property is the Camas Country Bakery and Schoolhouse. In partnership with the Huntons, we offer pioneer adventures, events, and special tours for your group.  If you would like more information about programs, supporting us or volunteering, please contact us. We are a 501 c(3) nonprofit.

The farm is just a 20 minute drive from Eugene, Oregon and we serve groups from all over Lane County. Talk to us today about a special field trip for your group, or donate to help sustain our programs.

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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