Now taking reservations for spring 2019
Costumed living history interpreters lead students through a historical adventure, emphasizing relationships between people, the environment and the past.
Note: School tours are subject to cancellation due to orchard maintenance. To ensure best use of staff time, groups of five or less may be paired with other groups.
Download the Field Trip Information Packet (pdf)
Lewis & Clark and the Voyage of Discovery
In this two-hour hands-on presentation, your group will be mustered into the Corps of Discovery to join Capt. Meriwether Lewis and Capt. William Clark as they travel across the continent in search of the Northwest Passage. Along the way you will document your discoveries in your very own journal, have tea with Capt. Lewis’ mother and spend time among the Chinook tribe of the Pacific Northwest.
People of the Land: Kalapuyas, Trappers and Pioneers
Who lived in the Willamette Valley before us? During this educational tour, students experience the lives of Kalapuya Indians, Hudson’s Bay Co. trappers and Oregon Trail pioneers. Learn the traditional hunting methods of the Kalapuya. Visit the trading post and examine furs. Lend a hand at the pioneer cabin.
Pioneer Homestead: Life after the Trail
Experience the life of an Oregon Trail immigrant at the Masterson homestead. Step back in time to 1852 when William, Eliza and their five young children settled their donation land claim on what was to become Dorris Ranch. Visit their log cabin, help tend crops, grind grain, bake cornbread, split firewood, pump water and more. We provide poke bonnets and straw hats.
A FIELD TRIP TO DORRIS RANCH INCLUDES:
• A packet of guidelines for teachers.
• Classes are invited to bring a sack lunch to eat at the ranch after the program.
• We can accommodate up to 35 students each day.
• Download the teacher information packet
• $4 per Springfield student.
• $4.50 per student for all other areas.
• Adult chaperones/teachers are free.
Payment: one check made payable to Willamalane Park and Recreation District. We cannot accept cash, multiple checks or purchase orders. Prices in effect for field trips starting fall 2018.
Please fill out this form to register. Your group name on the Living History Calendar below is your confirmation. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Marsh.