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January 2020

Letters From the Trail Presentation and Class

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E Gibbs Ave,
Cottage Grove,, OR 97424 United States
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Free
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Join us for a wonderful FREE presentation and class at the Cottage Grove Community Center on Friday, Jan 24th, at 1pm. We will hear Mrs. Annabelle Smith tell of her adventures on the Oregon Trail and take questions from the audience. She will bring handwritten letters from boys and girls on the Oregon Trail. Each child will receive a letter and a questionnaire to fill out about their letter. This literature/reading curriculum has been designed by our Executive Director and…

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February 2020

Frontier Heritage Fair Booth 2020

February 15 @ 9:00 am - February 16 @ 5:00 pm
Lane County Fairgrounds Eugene, + Google Map
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Join us Feb 15th and 16th at the Lane County Fairgrounds at the annual Frontier Heritage Fair! This indoor family-friendly event features booths, exhibits, crafts, artisans and live music! See the  the frontier, wild west and Civil War era goods and demonstrations.We will be doing our always popular corn dollie making craft! Create your own boy or girl doll and dress it up with clothing you create. (Donation $1 per doll) There is a small entrance fee to come into…

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April 2020

Pioneer Scribe – Early Settlers Letter Writing for Girl Scouts

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dr. Snapp House, 360 S. River Rd.
Cottage Grove, OR
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For Girl Scouts: Learn about early letter writing in Oregon history, including getting your very own handwritten letter from a child on the Oregon Trail! (These were written by SCEC, some based on true accounts.) We will read our letters to each other, discuss them, and write a short adventure story about the child in the letter. Then you can dress up in our pioneer costumes and give yourself a new pioneer name. Create and write a poem about your…

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May 2020

Girls Scouts Only: Pioneer Girls Early Settlers May 2020

May 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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