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September 2019

Spinning Yarns: Storytelling and Fiber Arts with Karen Haas

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR
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$10

Join us for a wonderful evening of pioneer stories told by Karen Haas, a remarkable storyteller also know as "Many Voices". Then we will make cute needle felted figures, and you can try the loom and the drop spindle. All supplies are provided and you will leave with a smile and a felted creature or two! To hear more about Karen's storytelling and more on her website, click here. About Karen Haas Karen Haas enjoys both telling in modern times and bringing…

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Homestead Arts: Soap Making Class

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR
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$22

Soap Making with Kevin PrierThe techniques have been refined, but the chemistry of making soap has been the same for thousands of years. Learn the basics of making bar soap from scratch. We will discuss the chemistry of saponification, properties of different base oils and sources, and fragrance oils and other additives while we make a batch of soap. You will also learn how to make liquid soap and two forms of laundry soap. Take home a share of the…

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October 2019

Homestead Arts: Cheese Making Class

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR
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$20
cheese wheel homestead arts class

CLASS IS FULL- PLEASE CHECK BACK AGAIN IN SPRINGBefore reliable refrigeration, anyone with a cow would know the process to turn any excess milk into cheese so it wouldn’t spoil. We will make a fresh hard cheese from whole milk and a cheese culture, and learn about different hard and soft cheese cultures and processes. We will go through the entire process from cultured milk to formed cheese ready for the press. We will also go over how to make…

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November 2019

Girls Scouts Only: Pioneer Girls Early Settlers

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR
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Go back in time and live like an Oregon settler in 1890 at the historic Dr. Snapp House. Built in 1886, this home is in a park next to the Coast Fork Willamette River. 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,…

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Homestead Arts Class: Balms and Salves

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR
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$23
balms and salves class for web

Even with a local apothecary, early settlers relied mainly on their local herb gardens to provide basic medicine. Learn to make a variety of healing skin creams, lip balms, herbal salves and tinctures for gifts or a treat for yourself. Take home some lip balm and herbal skin cream. Class is taught by Kevin Prier, and is held at the Snapp House in Cottage Grove, at 360 S. River Road. All supplies and instruction included. For teens and adults only,…

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