Coming soon, our July Event:
Event: The Oregon Trail’s Story by Sherry Johnston, Oregon Historical Society
When: Tuesday, July 14, 2015; 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: The Beaverton Activity Center, 12500 SW Allen Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005
Admission: No charge for admission
Phone: (503) 430-0106
The Oregon Trail’s story speaks to the 500,000 immigrants' voices who traveled from east of the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean in a span of over 30 years. Oregon Country, like the temptress sitting on a rock in the sea, lured folk who longed for a better life. This “Northwest Eden” promised land, health, freedom, adventure, and opportunities to those who dared the risks. Farming families, craftspeople, professionals, and the ambitious sold what they had, outfitted and headed west on the 2,000+ mile trail, which could take four to six months.
Sherry Johnston, a member of the Oregon Historical Society, will explore the many layers and challenges of America’s most major movement west. The OHS, founded in 1898, provides Oregonians with a state of the art historical museum, world’s largest collection on Oregon research library, educational resource for our statewide schools, and notable speakers.
For more information call 503-430-0106 or email email@example.com
Pardon our dust, we are moving...