Event will raise funds to save Pioneer Mother's Memorial Cab
The event will run from 4 to 7 pm. Saturday, April 27, in the Robert Newell House museum next to the park entrance. Both the Newell House and the cabin are owned and operated as museums by the Oregon State Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
A $10 donation is suggested.
The fundraiser will feature art exploring Oregon’s past and present. The juried show will include painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics and other forms of art.
Members of Yamhill Chapter DAR will help with the event by displaying activities done by pioneer women.
The cabin was built in 1929 to 1931 by the Oregon DAR to showcase Oregon pioneer women. It now serves as an educational tool for school field trips. More than 2,500 children, teachers and parents have visited to learn about life during and after the Oregon Trail migration. In addition, visitors from all over the world come to the cabin on weekends, when it is staffed by DAR volunteers.
Willamette River erosion is threatening the cabin, DAR representatives said. It has been flooded twice in the last 50 years.
The DAR is raising funds to move the cabin, log by log, to the Newell House site on higher ground. There it will be restored and reopened to visitors.
Newell House is located at 8089 Champoeg Road N.E., a few miles southeast of Newberg. For more information, check the website, www.newellhouse.com/pmmc.