Philip Foster, one of Oregon’s earliest pioneers, was a leader in the establishment of Oregon. His farm and home in Eagle Creek played an important part in the history of the Barlow Road, which followed the south side of Mt. Hood as an alternative to the treacherous Columbia River route. Foster helped fund, build and operate the Barlow Road at various times between 1848 and 1865, guiding thousands of covered wagons into the Willamette Valley.
December 7th and 8th, the Philip Foster Farm will host a FREE Christmas event, 11-4:00 both days. Meet up with Santa Claus in the parlor, listen to live music, pick up your Christmas tree, and shop for pioneer and holiday books, toys, games and more in our store. While you’re here, get your annual membership [...]
Pioneers didn’t celebrate Halloween, or have much time for ghosts, but they did have a pretty close relationship with death and dying. On your family-friendly guided tour of the Farm, you’ll meet Oregon’s first axe murderess, children of all ages, and Eagle Creek’s earliest pioneers, telling their own stories. Event runs from 6:00-8:00 p.m. ONLY [...]
Pioneer life in Oregon wasn’t all rough-and-tumble. On Saturday, July 20th, the Philip Foster Farm celebrates the pioneer women who made Oregon “civilized.” Elegant reproduction dresses and pioneer finery come out for Mary Charlotte’s Garden Party, a day for guests to see, touch, try and taste the delights of Victorian Oregon. Textiles, laces, live music [...]