Newell Pioneer Village offers a number of community events throughout the year! Our public events are listed below, if you would like to host an event at our complex, please contact our Museum Director at


Come Celebrate Robert Newell’s Birthday every March 30

Robert Newell
Sketch of Robert Newell. Oregon Historical Society Research Library, bb006874, photo file 799

 Mothers Day Tea:  Saturday, May 13, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM  

$40 by reservation: Email or call to reserve your seat.   
Join us for a delicious catered tea as we celebrate the women in our lives, both family and friends! 
Contact to make your reservations today.  Seating is limited.  


Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration:  Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

July 4th Pie Auction

 Outdoor Patriotic Celebration – free!! The event includes a patriotic program with music, food, and a home-baked pie contest and auction.        YUMMY & FUN!!!





VILLAGE FAIRE: Saturday, September 16, 2023, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Enjoy a FREE living history event with reenactors, artisans, and live music as we share a bit of pioneer life in our historic museum complex.  Wander through the village and watch artisans, use a quill pen in the school house, learn about pioneer toys, and best of all, try some pioneer chores!!  See what’s new in the General Store and be sure to bring some coins to purchase a bit to eat.  You will not want to miss this chance to experience life in the 1850s!

Please join us for this wonderful event in 2023!!!

HARVEST DINNER: Saturday, November 18, 2023,  1:30 – 4:30 PM   

$50 by Reservation    
Join us for an afternoon with traditional Thanksgiving food and wonderful company. Our annual Harvest Dinner is one of our most popular events –  join us with your friends and family!
Contact to make your reservations for 2023.  



Candlelight Tour: Saturday, December 2, 2023  3:30 – 6:00 PM

Regular Admission:  $6/adults; $5 Seniors/DAR/AAA; $3/children 12 & under
The holiday cheer is here! Tour our museums as candlelight gives us a glimpse into the past. Watch as our historical reenactors recreate the mid-1800s Christmas.  There are even some special activities for kids – cookie decorating in the cabin and stringing cranberries and popcorn for the tree in the schoolhouse. 



Yuletide Teas:  Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00 PM   

$45 by reservation                      
Enjoy our annual Yuletide Tea at the Newell House, decked out in Christmas splendor by Oregon State Society, DAR Chapters.    
The sumptuous four-course tea will be served in the dining room. Live musical entertainment! Contact to make your reservations for 2023.