Family Fun Day Coming to Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

The Trail Center brings history to life.

The Trail Center brings history to life.

Baker City, Oregon__The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (NHOTIC) and Trail Tenders are hosting a variety of activities for visitors during “Family Fun Day,” the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 25, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Family fun day offers a chance to learn more about the frontier and natural history of the region and to foster inter-generational connections. Visitors will be able to make rag dolls and dip candles. Other activities include a pioneer costume photo booth, a wildlife “skulls, scat and fur” table, as well as a variety of Junior Explorer workbooks.

Folk Musician Hank Cramer will perform in the Leo Adler Theater at 11:00 and 12:30. Wildlife-themed films will also be shown in the theater throughout the day. 

Operated by the BLM, the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is located five miles east of Baker City, Oregon, on Highway 86. Take Exit 302 from I-84. Exhibits include life-size dioramas of life on the Trail, hands-on activities such as packing your wagon, videos and interpretation. The Center is currently open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Admission for adults is $5 and $3.50 for seniors; children 15 and under are admitted for free. Federal passes are also accepted.

Call (541) 523-1843 for updates on programs and events.

Bureau of Land Management – The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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