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Museum to Host Pioneer Day August 29

Merle Miller is shown preparing Dutch-oven main dishes, breads and desserts during a past Pioneer Day.

Union, Oregon__The Union County Museum is hosting Pioneer Day, Saturday, August 29. Come watch a variety of pioneer skills demonstrations, including candle making, sheep shearing (yes – with live sheep!), wool spinning and weaving, tool making, Dutch-oven cooking, and blacksmithing. Mark Wing of Union will give rides in a horse-drawn wagon and talk about the history of Union’s commercial buildings. 

The event takes place in the museum courtyard, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of the Union County Museum Society’s community outreach program. The interior museum exhibits will also be open for touring. 

“Our goal is to entice more people to get to know, enjoy and appreciate the museum,” said Sharon Hohstadt, President of the Union County Museum Society. “We have been pleased with the response to such events in recent years and are happy to meet and acquire new patrons.”

We are delighted to have three exceptional music groups perform in the afternoon. The Tailgate Trio will perform from noon to 1 p.m.; The Huitts will play from 1 to 2 p.m.; and the Twisted Willows (Cindy Frick, Leslie McMillan, Anna Leslie, Matt Cooper and Sharon Porter), perform from 2 to 4.

Admission for the event is by donation. Refreshments will be offered for sale by the Union County Museum Society Board. 

Gary Kohler discusses his black-powder gun and gear collection.

The Union County Museum is dedicated to presenting and preserving the history of Union County and the surrounding area. The museum is continually adding and upgrading exhibits, including the General Store exhibit, new this season. Newcomers always remark on the depth and quality of our exhibits.

Owned and operated by the Union County Museum Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, the museum is an all-volunteer effort by a small but very dedicated group of individuals. Ask how you can get involved!

 

Union County Museum

The museum is easy to find on Main Street in historic Union.

Welcome to the website of the Union County Museum in Union, Oregon. We are building this site and will be adding photos and content over the coming weeks.

The museum is located at 333 South Main Street, in Union, Oregon. Reach us by phone at 541.562.6003.

To get to Union, take exit 265 from Interstate 84 at La Grande and drive 15 miles southeast to Union on Oregon Highway 203. Or, take exit 285 from Interstate 84 at North Powder, and drive 16 miles northeast to Union on Oregon Highway 237.

Our season of operation is Mother’s Day through mid-October. We are open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is operated by volunteers. If you find the museum closed during normal hours, please visit the Union City Hall across the street and ask that they call a museum volunteer to open for you.