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.
Wouldn’t it be nice if pioneer houses and barns were air conditioned? Yes, yes, it would. But they aren’t, so for the safety of our guests and staff, we will be closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We had a wonderful event planned for Saturday, and many people planning to come share local history, genealogy, and […]
Even the buildings are moving at the Foster Farm this month! Come join us for active history throughout the month. August 2nd and 9th will be one-day living history camps for ages 7-12. Kids can come 9-3:00 to engage in pioneer crafts, games and activities. Cost is $30.00 per day. Please preregister. (2016CampRegB) August 20th will […]
Philip Foster’s patient wife, Mary Charlotte, may (or may not) have been literate, but she put up with a lot in her lifetime. Traveling with her husband, brother Francis Pettygrove, and 4 children around the Horn was just the beginning of her courageous life as an Oregon Pioneer. We celebrate her and the many women […]