Our Perspective on Teaching Oregon’s History

Our Perspective on Teaching Oregon’s History

Singing Creek Educational Center has been asked about our association with the term “pioneer” and whether our programs strive to portray pioneers with historical accuracy. To take a local example of the controversy surrounding the term, some members of the University...
Spring Break Class: Felted Placemats!

Spring Break Class: Felted Placemats!

This Class has been cancelled- we hope to offer it again in a few months. Thank you for your understanding. Make a fun and colorful placemat with wool rovings! We’ll use soap and warm water, agitate the wool and create a pretty placemat or decoration. This is fun for...
Frontier Heritage Fair coming in Feb!

Frontier Heritage Fair coming in Feb!

Frontier Heritage Fair Fur Trade ~ Old West ~ Civil War We are pleased to announce that we will have a booth for children, making corn dollies, again this year at the Frontier Heritage Fair at the Lane Events Center Auditorium. We love doing this each year- please...
Winter Matching Donation Campaign!

Winter Matching Donation Campaign!

At Singing Creek Educational Center we share enthusiasm and passion for local history and the natural world around us with real, hands-on immersive activities– something you don’t get from a screen. Children experience Oregon history and culture with instructors...
Meet our Halloween Ghosts!

Meet our Halloween Ghosts!

Opal Whiteley Every town has its legends. Most are unknown to outsiders. However, our legend, Opal Whiteley, is known worldwide. Many visitors come to Cottage Grove each year to see where she lived and wrote about. People love to take selfies by her mural. In 1918...