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Pioneer Homesteading for Girl Scouts Fall 2023

October 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Learn what it was like to be an Oregon settler in 1890 at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House in Eugene.  Pioneer dress-up clothes and bonnets are available or bring your own. Fun activities and authentic “chores” and crafts await you in this class where you can earn your Playing the Past badge in a truly unique and hands-on way. Activities may include: churning butter, grinding grain, finger crocheting, sewing, square dancing, quill pen writing, etc. Girl Scout badge earned: Junior Playing the Past (badge not included with registration).

For Juniors
All supplies included

Register on the website for the Girl Scouts of Oregon

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About the Venue

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is a 7,000 square foot Victorian House that is owned by the City of Eugene and operated as a museum by Shelton McMurphey Johnson Associates, a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Museum was opened in 1994 with just one floor available for viewing by the public. Now open 6 days a week and furnished on all three floors, the Museum is a beautiful example of what life might have looked like in the 1930’s for the Shelton McMurphey Family.



October 14, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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SMJ House
303 Willamette St.
Eugene,, OR 97401 United States
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(541) 484-0808
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