Make it an historic weekend (2013)
This weekend, two parks in the Willamette Valley will put on local history events to educate and entertain all ages.
At Champoeg State Heritage Area, which has a 19th-century kitchen garden, threshing barn, and general store, volunteer interpreters in period clothing will perform music and engage kids in old-fashioned games and interactive activities during “Living History Saturday,” 12:30-3:30 p.m. For more info, click here.
On both Saturday and Sunday, Silver Falls State Park will host the Fourth Annual Historic Silver Falls Days from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the South Falls Day-Use Area. The event will feature antique cars, storytelling (including the story of daredevil Al Faussett, who went over the South Falls in a canoe!), guided walks, a logging competition using old-school tools, miniature canoe races over the falls for prizes, and more. Click here for a full schedule.
Both events are free, but whether you get there by car or by horse and buggy, you’ll need a State Parks day-use permit or annual pass to park.