A glimpse of history at Christmas time
The Newell Pioneer Village will allow people to get a glimpse into the past in December when it opens its facilities for a candlelight tour.
Slated for 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 2, the event features actors portraying Robert and Rebecca Newell as they entertain visitors to their home with live music, cookies, hot apple cider and casual table conversation.
The adjacent Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin will feature a hearty fire as children will have the opportunity to build a gingerbread house to take home. The general store will be open and feature gifts for Christmas, while attendees can step out onto the porch hear tales from a local fur trader/trapper about his adventures in the mountains.
The Butteville Academy's school marm will oversee the stringing of popcorn and cranberries, as well as give interested onlookers a glimpse of her spacious living quarters.
Not to be outdone, prisoners at the Butteville jail will be preparing for Christmas despite their incarceration.
The Newell Pioneer Village is located at 8089 Champoeg Road, just short of the Champoeg State Heritage Area and about 6.5 miles from Newberg. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for Daughters of the American Revolution members and seniors 65 and older, and $3 for children 12 and under.