National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Baker City, Oregon
enjoy a wide range of pioneer crafts, with all materials provided
Spring Break Workshops for Kids Schedule Below
NAI Certified Interpretive Guide Training
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Saturday March 8, 10:00-1:00
Saturday May 10, 10:00-1:00
Sew a historic-style apron like the pioneers wore and learn the different types of aprons worn and their uses. Participants must have sewing skills and bring their own sewing machine. This is single-day class is offered on two different days.[Ages 12 and up; $15 includes Entrance Fee]
Saturday April 12, 10:00-1:00
Learn basic technique of braiding a rag rug. By the end of the workshop, you will have a good start to your own “rag rug” to finish at home. All supplies will be furnished but you may bring your own fabric scraps if desired.[Ages 12 and up; $15, includes Entrance Fee]
Spring Break Workshops for Kids
"Preparing for the Trail"
Activities suitable for school-aged children and their families recreate some of the tasks of our pioneer ancestors as they prepared for their Oregon Trail journey.
Join us for one or several short workshops. Costumed interpreters will guide you through each activity. We’ll share facts and stories; answer questions and inspire new questions; and create items to take home and share. Pre-registration suggested. Cost: $5.00 per activity plus entrance fee for adults.
“Pioneer Family Package Deal”
On Tuesday and Wednesday of Spring Break Week (March 25 & 26), we’ll also offer a pioneer luncheon, cooked in Dutch-ovens using Oregon Trail-era recipes. Bring the whole family and make a day of it!
Cost: $35.00 – Includes Entrance Fees for 2 Adults (16 and over) and 2 Children (15 and under), Attend 2 activities and a Dutch-oven Lunch.
Old-Fashioned Sewing Kit and Pin Cushion
Saturday March 15, 10:00-1:00
Sew a simple sewing kit and construct a pin cushion similar to the same used by the pioneers once settled in their new home in Oregon.
[Ages 12 and up; $12 includes Entrance Fee]
Saturday April 12, 1:00-4:00
Learn basic technique of crocheting a rag rug. By the end of the workshop, you will have a good start to your own “rag rug” to finish at home. All supplies will be furnished but you may bring your own fabric scraps if desired. Oregon Trail Gift Shop will be featuring a one-time only, wooden crochet hook for sale. Must know how to crochet.
[Ages 12 and up; $15, includes Entrance Fee]