OREGON CITY, OR – The McLoughlin House unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is open with a new schedule of Victorian Cultural Demonstrations and other events. This ongoing hands-on demonstration series features a variety of Victorian needlework and handwork techniques. Experience for yourself this important aspect of the lives of ladies in the 1800s. This year we will also be hosting a speaker series in the Barclay House multi-purpose room. These will take place on the third Saturday of the month at noon.
The Third Saturday Speaker Series was developed as a way to bring something back to Oregon City. "We're hoping this series will enrich what is already a vibrant local heritage community," said Heidi Pierson, National Park Service Museum Specialist at the site, "we wanted to provide a reason for people in the area to return to our site and enjoy learning something new."
McLoughlin House unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site 2014 Hours:Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Barclay House is open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The McLoughlin House is available by free tour at 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, and 3:15 – tours begin at the Barclay House.
Knitting Demonstration: Saturday, March 8, from Noon to 4 p.m. This is a drop-in program, so come by any time between noon and 4 p.m.
Third Saturday Speaker Series: RC Marlen:Saturday, March 15, from Noon to 1:00 pm. Oregon author RC Marlen will talk about her book Grist: A Story of Life in Oregon Country.
Pressed Flowers Demonstration: Saturday, April 12, from Noon to 4 p.m. This is a drop-in program, so come by any time between noon and 4 p.m.
Third Saturday Speaker Series: Theresa Langford:Saturday, April 19, from Noon to 1:00 pm. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Curator Theresa Langford.
All programs are free of charge
The McLoughlin House was added to the National Park System in 2003 as a unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The house is restored to honor the life and accomplishments of John McLoughlin, the "Father of Oregon." The graves of McLoughlin and his wife Marguerite are next to the house, as is the home of Dr. Forbes Barclay, a Hudson's Bay Company associate, and his wife Maria.
Did You Know?
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