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...
Homeschool is now booking!

Homeschool is now booking!

We are so excited to welcome you to History Homeschool! Signups are happening now and the first day of homeschool at the Snapp House is on September 10th. Hurry, because space is limited and it’s filling up fast! See our Homeschool page for details and the...
Aragon Alpacas Day: Interesting and Fun!

Aragon Alpacas Day: Interesting and Fun!

Alpaca Day was so fun! It was an overcast but warm day on May 26th, 2019 as we visited the Aragon Alpacas farm. Ann showed us around her alpaca farm and her cute, cozy little store on the property. She lives in an old farmhouse and has a big red barn and about 30...
Snapp House History

Snapp House History

Have you heard? Singing Creek Educational Center has a very special new home in a place that’s full of local history! We will now be located in the historic Dr. Snapp House in Cottage Grove, OR at 360 River Road. The house is located along the Coast Fork of the...
Living History Village at Bohemia Mining Days coming in July!

Living History Village at Bohemia Mining Days coming in July!

We are thrilled to be presenting the kids zone this year at the Bohemia Mining Days Fesitval in Cottage Grove on July 19th and 20th! The theme is Opal Whiteley and we have got some great things planned for you! We are doing a Living History Village, much like our...