1850 Schoolhouse Grand Opening
Philip Foster Farm is proud to announce the opening of the reproduction of Eagle Creek’s first schoolhouse. This school was the first successful public school in Oregon (likely the first such school west of the Mississippi), and was reproduced from original documents, including photographs of the building and the precise description of lumber used from the mill’s bill of sale.
Celebrate the heritage of education in Oregon, as well as the birthday of Foster Descendant Tom Burnett, who lovingly designed and constructed it, with the support of many volunteers.
The schoolhouse does have a few modern amenities, including electric lighting and a wheelchair ramp.
Admission to the Farm is free on this day (normally $5.00 per person). Memberships will be available for those who want to support the Farm (annual adult $15.00, students and seniors $10.00, Family $35.00, lifetime individual $150.00).
2023 Cider Squeeze
Third Saturday of September 10:00-4:00: Bring your apples, press ours, or buy cider. Vendors, food, craftsmen and musicians all day. Fun for the whole family. We will have both the old and new parking lots available for this event.
Admission: $5.00 for individuals. $20.00 for families. Admission is free for our members, including volunteers who have worked at least 10 hours for us this year.
Cider pressing: If you’re bringing apples, please bring them to the parking lot on Eagle Creek Road.
– Press cider from your own apples: $3.00/gallon
– Press cider from our apples: $10.00/gallon
– Use our jugs: $1.00 each (jugs hold 1 gallon of cider)
– Pre-pressed, pasteurized cider: $11.00/gallon
What else is happening?
Live music, folk dancing, kids games, tours of the houses, store open for historic books, toys, games and souvenirs, 1860’s barn with corn-grinding and cross-cut saw, Build a log cabin, use the laundry scrub board and wringer, check out our wagon shed, and visit our vendors. Blacksmithing and kids crafts. Pizza, hard cider, pie and ice cream for sale.
Please note: on the third Saturday of September there is a limit of 2 gallons per family, so everyone can have a turn. Please bring your apples to the bulk squeeze on Sunday afternoon from 2:00-6:00 for unlimited squeezing. There is no admission charged for the bulk squeeze, and all parking is in the Eagle Creek lot.
Interested in providing music, demonstrations, or selling goods at our events? Email [email protected] for more information