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10th Annual

Living History Village

(Saturday) August 4th, 201 2 ~ Noon to 5 p.m. &
(Sunday) August 5th, 201 2~ Noon to 5 p.m.

at the “Oregon Country Settlement” (a living history village)
73370 East Buggy Trail Drive in the historic Village of Rhododendron
[located behind the Still Creek Inn]

No Admission! Free Parking!

Take a journey back into time with Cascade Geographic Society in their special living history village known as the “Oregon Country Settlement”. Here, on beautiful Mount Hood and located along the Oregon Trail, the sights, sounds, and smells of frontier life can be revisited once more as interpreters in period clothing take you on a unique journey of history and wonderment. Amongst this cluster of protected historic buildings and wilderness shelters, the 1 840’s is alive and well. View life as it once was as you visit the “Wilderness House”, the “Trading Post”, the “Blacksmith Shop”, the “Wash House”, the “Spirits House”, the “Parlour”, the “Community House” (school and church), the “Cook’s Shack”, the “Pantry Building”,the “Mess Hall”, the “Carpenter’s Shop”, the “Stables”, the “Hermit’s Shack”, the “Tyee Bear Lodge”, the “Smoke House”, the “Bell Tower”, the “Native American Storytelling Lodge”, and other unique structures. Purchase pioneer foods like Oregon Trail Buffalo Stew and Frontier Biscuits, fire-brewed Barlow Trail Coffee, and hot Mount Hood Apple Cider, listen to great traditional Native American flute and old-time music, Oregon Trail and Native American storytelling, try your skill at throwing knives and tomahawks, and take advantage of our gift shop where Huckleberry Jam and other goodies awaits you along with history and nature books, nickel postcards, and a whole lot more. A great family experience!


28th Annual
Mount Hood Huckleberry Festival & Barlow Trail Days

August 24th, 201 2 (Friday) --- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ~

(plus a special “Huckleberry Friday Evening Concert” --- 7 p.m. to 1 0 p.m.),
& August 2 5th, 201 2 (Saturday) --- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ~

(plus a special “Huckleberry Saturday Evening Concert” --- 7 p.m. to 1 0 p.m.),
& August 2 6th, 201 2 (Sunday) --- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ~

Mt. Hood Village, 65000 East U.S. Highway 26,

[near the historic Villages of Welches and Brightwood, Oregon]

No Admission! Free Parking!

 

1 840’s Oregon Trail emigrant Samuel Welch founded the Village of Welches in the western foothills of Mount Hood in 1 880. By 1 890 he had modified his two-story farmhouse into a hotel to go along with the campground he had built two years earlier. To celebrate, he decided to hold an annual festival to celebrate the birth of tourism on this Mountain that the Native Americans called “Wy’East”. This pioneer celebration survived up until the realities of the Great Depression in the 1 930’s forced it to come to an abrupt halt. Then 24 years ago the Cascade Geographic Society revived it and started out with a table in a parking lot trying to get people to remember this Mountain’s great heritage. Today, we are celebrating our Twenty-Eighth Anniversary. The festivities include free historical tours of the Oregon Trail, original and traditional Folk music, arts and crafts, antiques and collectables, historical and natural resource exhibits, and more. One of the highlights is the “World’s Record-Breaking Watermelon Launch” (Saturday afternoon), where catapults and other uniquely-designed contraptions launch watermelons and other produce into outer space. There are lots of delicious Huckleberry Pies and Tarts, Huckleberry jams and sauces and a selection of other Wild Berry jams, even fresh Huckleberries. There's a Native American Salmon bake, Native American storytelling, flute music and drumming, a “Huckleberry Ceremony”, and much, much more, including “Great Northwest Music” featuring incredible singer-songwriters all day long, with a “Huckleberry Friday Evening Concert” between 7 p.m. and 1 0 p.m., a “Huckleberry Saturday Evening Concert” between 7 p.m. and 1 0 p.m. There will be something for the whole family! This three-day event is always held during the month of August the weekend before Labor Day Weekend.


20th Annual

Mount Hood Salmon , Mushroom

&

Bigfoot Festival

(Saturday) October 6th, 2012 & (Sunday) October 7th, 2012

Featuring “Native American Salmon Bake” (on both days),

&

“Mount Hood Scarecrow Contest” (on both days)

&
“Mount Hood Scarecrow Fashion Show” (on both days)

&
“Sasquatch Talks” (on both days)

&
Native American Flute Concert Featuring Foster Kalama from Warm Springs

(6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

~ 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday/10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday~

Mt. Hood Village, 65000 East U.S. Highway 26,

near the historic Village of Brightwood, Oregon

No Admission! Free Parking!

Two of the Northwest’s greatest bounties are the Salmon and Wild Mushrooms, which are the honored celebrities at this festival, is featured at this 20th annual event. This two-day, family-oriented event is held during the month of October to welcome home the return of the Salmon to the streams of Oregon’s Mount Hood and the Wild Mushrooms to its forested landscapes. Featured is Native American storytelling, original Folk music, arts and crafts, exhibits on Salmon and Wild Mushrooms (including Mushroom identification), and great food. There is a Native American Salmon bake and Salmon Habitat Walks, and Wild Mushrooms on sale. A scarecrow-making contest will take place on both days. There will even be a Sasquatch Talk with speakers discussing the rich oral traditions of Northwest Native American

tribes about these Wild People of the mountains and forests.

 

Mount Hood& Flute Fest

(Sunday) October 7th, 201 2

Featuring Traditional Native American Flute Music & Non-Traditional Music
Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Mt. Hood Village, 65000 East U.S. Highway 26,

near the historic Village of Brightwood, Oregon

No Admission! Free Parking!

 

Traditional Native American flute music and flute makers is the focus of this special gathering of artists and musicians on the mountain the Native People called “Wy’East”. Outside, under a large tent, there will be music throughout the day as craftspeople sell everything from flutes to drums, from beadwork to carvings, and much more. There will be some things for the beginner to the professional, making this an ideal place for families and individuals of all ages to gather. On Saturday evening, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., there will be the “Flute Concert”, featuring some of the best flute-performers in the Northwest. This festival will be both educational and uplifting.


28th Annual
Christmas Along The Barlow Trail

(Sunday) December 2nd, 2012 ~ “Oregon Trail Christmas Village” ~ 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
at the “Oregon Country Settlement” (a living history village)

73370 East Buggy Trail Drive

in the historic Village of Rhododendron, Oregon

[located behind the Still Creek Inn]

No Admission! Free Parking!

 

This 28th annual celebration is a free, festive gathering held on Mount Hood that features two special events associated with the history of the Oregon Trail, where it traversed around the Mountain’s southern flank. Held on Saturday during the day a few weeks before Christmas, this is an event for the entire family.

On Saturday afternoon, visitors will gather at the “Oregon Trail Christmas Village” [the Oregon Country Settlement] from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Featured is a traditional holiday festivity held at a pioneer village [the Oregon Country Settlement] along a section of the Oregon Trail through the Cascade Mountain Range, known as the Barlow Trail, in which the Willamette Valley-bound emigrant’s traversed a route along the southern flank of the 1,295-foot Mount Hood.

“Pioneer Spirits Along Mount Hood’s Oregon Trail” will be a special feature this year. Situated in the various historical buildings on the property, reenactors, dressed in period clothing, will allow visitors to listen in on the conversations that would have taken place back in time, interpreting this Winter holiday as it was in our past. These are not only historical characters, but all are those who traveled this emigrant path over Mount Hood and camped in one of the several meadows on this 18-acres owned by the Cascade Geographic Society.

There will be traditional Christmas caroling, Native American flute and pioneer flute music, free Christmas goodies and hot drinks. This is also an opportunity to shop for unique historical and nature books, Huckleberry and other Wildberry jams, and specialty products made from this wildland bounty, that would be ideal for gifts..,.especially for those who are hard to buy for. And, naturally, Santa Claus will be there on duty from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

One of the main features will be “Christmas Tales of Old Oregon” that begins at 3:00 p.m., which is a unique storytelling program that takes you from the days of the Lewis & Clark Expedition at the rainy and cold Pacific Coast in 1 805, to the days of the Oregon Trail and pioneer settlement, and concluding on the slopes of Mount Hood in the early 1 900’s. The oral tradition being shared makes this an ideal event for adults and children alike.


12th Annual

Pioneer Harvest Feast

(volunteer appreciation dinner)

(Sunday) December 2nd, 201 2 ~ 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
at the “Oregon Country Settlement” (a living history village)
73370 East Buggy Trail Drive

in the historic Village of Rhododendron, Oregon

Free to Cascade Geographic Society Members --- $1 5.00 Non-Members

This annual dinner celebrates the efforts of the volunteers of the Cascade Geographic Society. It is a time to enjoy good food and company, reflect back on the successes of the past year, and look forward to the next twelve months. And, of course, there are awards for those special efforts that people have made to make dreams turn into reality. Lots of fun!

 

For Further Information or for Updates, Please Contact:

Cascade Geographic Society

Post Office Box 398 • Rhododendron, Oregon 97049
• (503) 622-4798
email: cgsmthood@onemain.com

website:
cascadegeographicsociety.com

To sign up or volunteer for an event, see our "Contact Us" page.

Cascade Geographic Society, an educational non-profit, staffed by volunteers who believe in the preservation of Oregon history and hands-on education.
P.O.Box 398, Rhododendron,  OR  97049   503-622-4798

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