Special Exhibit Sinners & Saints at Oregon Trail Center

Baker City, Ore. – A special exhibit examining morals, tolerance and diversity on the western frontier opens June 21st at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. The exhibit runs through September 9th in the Flagstaff Gallery, located within the Trail Center.

Sinners & Saints: Indelicate Stories of Emigrants in the West offers a unique opportunity to explore concepts of tolerance and diversity in the 19th century. A collection of stories drawn from first-person accounts are woven into narratives that highlight the morals and values of pioneers, early settlers, and Native America tribes of the Columbia Plateau. Presented in a story booth format, these tales describe individuals who traveled the Oregon and California Trails, settled into burgeoning towns, and the choices they encountered along their way. This intimate exhibit creates a space to explore and reflect on timeless topics of survival, love, family, vice and spirituality.

An online version of the exhibit can be accessed after June 21st from:

http://www.blm.gov/or/oregontrail/flagstaff.php

The Trail Center is located five miles east of Baker City, Oregon on State Highway 86.  Take Exit 302 from I-84.  The Trail Center is currently open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission for adults is $8.00; for seniors it’s $4.50; children 15 and under are admitted for free.  Federal passes are accepted.  Call (541) 523-1843 for updates on programs and events.  For more information about the Trail Center visit:

www.oregontrail.blm.gov


 

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