Baker City, Ore. – The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center is hosting several workshops and activities suitable for families during March, including several during Spring Break, March 26-30.
Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10, there will be a workshop teaching how to make historic frontier style rag rugs. Cost is $10.00 which includes all supplies. This workshop is suitable for ages 12 and up, or for younger ages if skilled with handcrafts.
Interpretive presentations are offered each Saturday through March including “Under It All” about pioneer era underwear on March 17, “Campfire Conversations” on March 24, and “Women on the Oregon Trail” on March 31.
During Oregon Spring Break week, activities will be offered daily with simple craft and nature based projects including making rag dolls, paper quilt blocks, casting animal tracks, geology, skulls and scat, and mapping the trail.
The interactive children’s exhibit “Pack Your Wagon” is open daily throughout the month.
The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is located east of Baker City, Oregon. Take Exit 302 from Interstate-84 onto Highway 86 and proceed five miles. The Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission for adults is $5.00; seniors are $3.50; and children 15 and under are free. Federal passes are accepted.
Visit oregontrail.blm.gov for more information about the Center or call (541) 523-1843 for an update on programs and events. For information on other events in Baker County, Oregon, call (800) 523-1235.