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September 2019

Homestead Arts: Soap Making Class

September 10, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Girls Scouts Only: Pioneer Girls Early Settlers

November 2, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

Winter Crafts: Candle Making and Mini Wreaths

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$15.00
beeswax candles making class kids

Girls only! This class is now FULL, see you next year! Make some holiday cheer with your own homemade crafts!  You will create gifts the old-fashioned way, like dipping beeswax candles and pouring wax into little tins for candles. Also adorn mini grapevine wreaths with natural objects and ribbons to give as gifts or decorate your home. All supplies and instruction provided. Sign up on the Girl Scouts website if you are a Girl Scout here: http://www.girlscoutsosw.org/. Otherwise please email…

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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
oregon trail letters literature kids curriculum pioneer

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
girls making corn dolls frontier heritage fair eugene oregon

Join us Feb 15th and 16th at the Lane County Fairgrounds at the annual Frontier Heritage Fair! 9am to 5pm on Saturday 9am to 4pm on Sunday 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…

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