Newell Pioneer Village offers a number of community events throughout the year.  Our public events are listed below. We hope you will join us for one – or more!!

Hold your event at our historical complex: Picnics, reunions, parties, baby/wedding showers, luncheons, meetings, and memorial services, etc.  For more information, please contact our Museum Events Coordinator at

Review from recent event held at Newell Pioneer Village: “Our event at the Newell House was great.  Everyone thought Ashley was wonderful and found the tour very interesting.  I found our interactions leading up to the event to be very positive and helpful.  We kept having to up the numbers but you were able to make the necessary adjustments and even make a special trip in to change the arrangement.  I also would recommend the caterers in case anyone ever asks you about caterers in the area.  The food was excellent and the staff was very pleasant and efficient. Again thank you for allowing us to rent the log cabin and making everything so easy. Dennis” 

Robert “Doc” Newell’s birthday, March 30, is recognized annually. Please join us to celebrate this founder of Oregon and namesake of Newell Pioneer Village, on Saturday the 30th, from 1 PM – 2 PM. Doc Newell Birthday Flyer

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

 Mothers Day Tea:  Saturday, May 11, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join us at Newell Pioneer Village for a delicious catered tea as we celebrate the women in our lives, both family and friends! Served in Rebecca’s Tea Porch overlooking the meadow of Champoeg Heritage State Park, this is a popular event not to be missed!!
Only $45 per paid reservation. Seating is limited so make your reservations today.
OR at or call 503-678-5537

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration:  Thursday, July 4, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

July 4th Pie Auction

 Outdoor Patriotic Celebration – FREE!!

  Join us to celebrate the way our ancestors did with music, patriotic  speech,  patriotic songs, pie judging contest and auction, and lots of FUN! Admission is free to the public.   




VILLAGE FAIRE: Saturday, September 21, 2024, 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 2024!!!

NEW EVENT – SPOOKY HISTORY TOURS!! Saturday, October 26, 2024  – More information to come.


HARVEST DINNER: Saturday, November 23, 2024,  1:30 – 4:00 PM 

$55 per paid 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 2024.  




Candlelight Tour: Saturday, December 7, 2024  3:30 – 6:00 PM

Regular Admission:  $7/adults; $6 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 13 and Saturday, December 14, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm 

$50 per paid 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 Newell House Dining Room. Live musical entertainment!  Contact to make your reservations for 2024.