Welcome to Newell Pioneer Village!

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Newell Pioneer Village eagerly awaits the opportunity to share our early Oregon history with you.  We are open March through October, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 AM – 3 PM, and for special events off-season in January, February, November, and December. We look forward to seeing you soon!!
FIRESIDE CHAT, Saturday, March 16th, at 3 PM: Darrell Jabin, the Traveling Historian, will present a talk on “The History of Trains in Oregon” in the Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin at Newell Pioneer Village. $5 suggested donation. To find out more: info@newellpioneervillage.com or call 503-678-5537.
Our annual MOTHERS DAY TEA will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 1 PM – 3 PM, $45 per paid reservation. What a wonderful opportunity to celebrate mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and friends— women who share a special place in your life! Events Info 
Are you looking for a beautiful country wedding or other event venue?? Newell Pioneer Village is just the place! For further information, visit our Weddings page or email us at weddinginfo@newellpioneervillage.com. To hold other events at the Village, visit our Events page or email us at info@newellpioneervillage.com.

Newell Pioneer Village is an historical site operated by the Oregon State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), since 1954.  We have four historic buildings available to tour: Robert Newell House, Pioneer Mother’s Memorial Cabin, Old Butteville Jail, and Butteville Academy & Teacherage. 
Newell Pioneer Village holds a variety of Living History Interpretation and Reenactment Events for adults and children. Teas, festivals, picnics, tours, village faire, July 4th, and much more!

The Robert Newell House

Built in 1852, this two-story house stands on a hill above Champoeg Heritage State Park, home to Robert “Doc” Newell, a prominent figure in early Oregon history and the town of Champoeg. Robert lived in Champoeg from 1843 when he and his family brought the first wagon into the Willamette Valley. Mr. Newell went on to vote for a provisional Oregon government and was the first Speaker of the House in Oregon.
The Oregon State Society DAR purchased the former property in 1952, and restored it, opening it as a museum in 1959.  Furnished through the generosity of descendants of Oregon Pioneers, we now hold unique collections of artifacts, including textiles, textile equipment, clothing,  furniture, as well as other paraphernalia dating to the mid-19th century. We also have a small collection of Native American Artifacts from around the United States.

The Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin

Originally built on the banks of the Willamette River in what is now Champoeg Heritage State Park in 1929, this cabin stands as a museum and memorial dedicated to the many Pioneer Women that braved the Oregon Trail. The cabin opened to the public in 1931 by the Oregon State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, to be part of a scenic river by-way along with Oregon State Parks. Unfortunately, this by-way never came to fruition due to the Great Depression. The cabin is a romantic replica of a cabin built after the flood of 1861 by the George Aplin Family and is about four times the size of a cabin of the period. Thanks to many donations, the cabin was relocated to the Village in 2013 and reopened to the public in 2015.

Butteville Academy and Jail

These two buildings were moved to the Village in the 1950s and used to live in the historic town of Butteville, located about three miles northeast from Champoeg. The Academy, built in 1859, also includes an attached teacherage, where the teacher would live. The Jail dates to 1848.