A Culturally Sensitive Thanksgiving Classroom

A Culturally Sensitive Thanksgiving Classroom

For many students, Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude and be with family. Teachers often include fun activities related to the holiday in their classrooms. When teaching about Thanksgiving, it is important not to misrepresent Native American cultures. Native...
Save the Earth Poster Contest coming to Cottage Grove!

Save the Earth Poster Contest coming to Cottage Grove!

Save the Earth Poster Contest 2022 School Children in the Cottage Grove area are invited to participate in our poster contest, with prizes awarded to the winners at our Green Living Fair in April. Deadline entry date: Monday April 11thJudges select winners by the...
Pueblos Summer Camps

Pueblos Summer Camps

Pueblos Summer Camp 2021 Singing Creek Educational Center, Cottage Grove, OR During August 2021 we held two weeks of summer camp for low income families in the Cottage Grove area who are speakers of Spanish and Mam (primarily Guatemalan immigrants.) Funding was...
Some Facts About People of Color in Oregon’s History

Some Facts About People of Color in Oregon’s History

Facts prepared by Singing Creek Educational Center from Online Searches When the Oregon state constitution was written, it said that black people were not allowed to live here.  The rule could not be enforced after 1868 and the end of the Civil War but was not...
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!

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...