Newell Pioneer Village Events

The Robert Newell House and Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin Museum Complex offers a number of community events throughout the year. Some of our events are listed below. If you would like to host an event at the Newell House Museum, please contact Ellen Crauthers our Museum Coordinator.


Celebrate Robert Newell’s Birthday – Saturday, March 31th, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Robert was born March 30, 1807. In celebration of his birthday and his legacy in Oregon, we will be serving cake from 11:00 AM – 3:00 on your visit to the Newell Pioneer Village.


Mother’s Day Tea – Saturday, May 12th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Rebecca’s Tea porch will be the setting for a lovely tea celebrating mothers! Enjoy the view from the large windows in our newly renovated space overlooking the meadow. $30 per person, seating is limited and pre-paid reservations are required and sell out quickly so call 503-678-5537 soon!  Email –


Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration! – Wednesday, July 4th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and come enjoy afternoon of living history and live music outside on the grass on the north lawn of the Newell Pioneer Village. Bring a picnic or purchase food from our concession stand. Like to bake pies? Enter your favorite pie to win bragging rights, then bid on your favorite pie as they’re auctioned off. This free outdoor event is fun for the whole family!


Concert on the Grass – August 12, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Free! Enjoy live music on the lawn.


Village Faire & Public Meeting- September 15, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Free outdoor living history, live music & vendors. Free admission day!


Harvest Dinner – November 17, 1:30 – 4:30 PM

Turkey dinner with all the fixin’s, served family style in the Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin. By reservation, $35.


Newell Pioneer Village Candlelight Tour – December 1, 3:30 – 6:00 PM

Celebrate the season with Robert Newell & guests. Regular museum admission.


Yuletide Tea – December 7 & 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Full tea served in the Newell House. By reservation, $35.