August 1, 2020
Interpretive Programming and Live Music at the Oregon trail Interpretive Center
The Bureau of Land Management’s National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will be connecting kids and their parents to public lands and America’s natural and cultural heritage with a variety of open-air performances in August.
Ranger-led programming has resumed, with “Oregon Fever!” offering visitors deeper insight into the pioneer experience at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, and a guided nature walk starting at 9 a.m. each Saturday.
The performing arts series “After Hours at the Interpretive Center” will continue with “The Eclectic Cowboy” Lonnie Shurtleff of LaGrande, Ore., returning Aug. 1 to share cowboy poetry, music and unlikely stories of Eastern Oregon’s Blue Mountains. All shows are at 6 p.m.
While visiting, we strongly encourage all visitors to make smart decisions and follow Centers for Disease Control and State of Oregon guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. These measures include:
- Practice social distancing by maintaining two wagon wheels (6 feet) between you and others visiting the center.
- Wear cloth face coverings, like bandanas, where social distancing is difficult (except for those who are under age 2 or have trouble breathing).
- Wash your hands often. While you’re outdoors, use hand sanitizers.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Most importantly, stop the wagon train and stay at home if you don’t feel well.
The center’s 4.2-mile trail system is open daily and includes waystations and interpretive signage.
The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center offers living history demonstrations, interpretive programs, exhibits, multimedia presentations, special events, and more than four miles of interpretive trails to tell the stories of Oregon Trail pioneers, explorers, miners and settlers of the frontier west. Hours of operation are Thursday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located just outside Baker City, Ore., take Exit 302 from Interstate 84 onto Oregon Highway 86 eastbound for five miles.
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