A Chance to Live History

Historic interpreter serves cornbread to kids

This is history beyond your wildest imagination: A series of classes for kids at Dorris Ranch presented by a costumed historical interpreter, with the kids themselves doing the cooking, crafting and gathering of food.

In Cooking on the Oregon Trail, June 16, kids will make their own cornbread and churn the butter to go on top as they explore the methods pioneers used to prepare food.

In Pioneer Crafts on June 23, costumed Living History interpreters lead crafts and games popular during pioneer times. Craft supplies and a small snack are included.

The tables are turned in Oregon Trail Live, June 30, when we take a popular computer game that was inspired by history and go back to the game’s roots. Kids will learn the history of the Oregon Trail, barter for supplies and gather food.

The classes are open to ages 7-11, and run 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dorris Ranch Tomseth House.

Activities take place both indoors and outdoors, so please dress in layers and be prepared for the weather. Space is limited; register now!