Calling All...Homesteaders, Descendants and Families of Fort Rock Area
Come to the
|Sunday, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
Fort Rock Grange Hall,
64651 Fort Rock Rd.
Fort Rock, Oregon
|10:00am – Registration: $5. annual family dues.|
|Noon – Potluck:
Bring own table service and potluck dish to share.
Coffee and punch provided. Auction follows potluck. Organizers ask for donations of quality, handcrafted or locally produced items.
More info: 541-576-2236.
Business Meeting will be held Saturday, September 8, 2012 @ 7:30pm at Fort Rock Grange Hall.
Also visit Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum open 10am-4pm, Friday - Sunday; admission fee.
|OPB interviews Jack Swisher, President of the Fort Rock Valley Historical Society.
August 1, 2011
|Click on link above to read article or click here to listen to audio of interview.|
|Our Business Members provide goods and services that can enhance your visit to Fort Rock|
Silver Striders Guide Service, Central Oregon 541-383-8077
Hiking and Snowshoeing
Geared toward those age 50 and older, travel easy and intermediate trails with a trained naturalist. For more information visit them at www.silverstriders.com
With wide open vistas, clear air and starlit nights, the high desert of Oregon was an intoxicating place...and it still is!
Though most of the Fort Rock homesteaders did not make it financially, they left stories of fond memories of the community they forged out of this land. For most, their optimism and positive spirit was rewarded as they moved on to take advantage of the bounty the Northwest had to offer during that period.
Preserving the Past
On February 15, 1984, the Fort Rock Valley Historical Society was formed by eight people interested in preserving the history of the homestead era, which peaked in 1912.
In 1988 the Historical Society opened the Fort Rock Homestead Village Museum which preserves and protects homestead-era structures by moving them from their original locations to the museum site just west of the town of Fort Rock.
Volunteers from the community, Lake County Road Department and Midstate Electric Co-operative move the buildings, then local society members restore them, including authentic period furnishing.
Friday - Sunday
Please call for tours
The Museum is open May 18th
Group tours are still available...