Explore the evolution of camping from pioneer days up to modern times, develop a deeper understanding of how we relate to our natural environment through immersion in the elements, and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
Food always tastes better cooked outside and over coals in a cast-iron Dutch Oven! Join us to learn basic techniques of outdoor cooking using the versatile Dutch Oven using recipes and research from historic pioneer days, and local sources for ingredients.
Learn how to select, prepare,and care for cookware, convert historic recipes, determine cooktimes, how to control fire temperatures and adjust for weather and altitude conditions. Classes will cook and eat at the outdoor Wagon Encampment, or under a covered patio in inclement weather.
Each class member receives a book of recipes, and the skills to start on the joy of outdoor living and dining. All supplies and equipment are furnished and included in the price.
Class size is limited, pre-registration required. Please call 541-523-1852 for more information or to register. All sessions are from 10:00a.m. to Noon.
Ages 14 & up. Cost: $10.00 per individual session or $40 for 5-class series; includes all supplies.
Optional Cooking Kit: #10 dutch oven & lid, hand-made wooden cutting board and Dutch Oven cookbook: $75 at OR Trail Shop
We are working on an update to our ‘Comprehensive Interpretive Plan’, and planning what kind of programs, activities and educational publications we would like to offer in the coming years. The plan may include maintaining popular activities and programs as well as creating new ones.
An important part of this process is asking our visitors to let us know what they like. This simple survey should take less than five minutes. It will help us create the best possible programs, activities, exhibits and events for some of our favorite people – our guests!
ATTENTION BLOG FOLLOWERS!!!
Welcome to the new year of 2014! With a new year comes new changes for us. We have created a new blog site that we will be using in lieu of the other one located at trailtender.blogspot.com. We hope that our new site is more user friendly and visually appealing to our followers. With our new blog site we will be posting a blog WEEKLY. We will continue to keep everyone up to date on current and upcoming events out here at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. We will also be providing more in-depth educational information that will include pictures, slide shows and videos. Also, a new thing we are going to begin with our new blog site will be instructional "How-To's" and "DIY" (do it yourself) blog postings so that we can teach you how to make simple crafts at home.
Our new blog site has a feature we use that will instantly post a link to our Facebook page every time we post a new blog. Also on our new site, we have direct links to our Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, Trail Tender Site and YouTube. This will give you, as a user, easier access to everything that we have to offer. If you are not already following us on those other websites, here's your chance to easily look us up and do so.
Thank you for your support and interest! We will continue to do our best to offer everything you are looking for. If you have any questions or comments, please take advantage of the "Contact Us" section on our new site and send us a direct email.
Trail Tenders, Inc.