McLoughlin House Summer 2014

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News Release Date: June 5, 2014

Contact: Heidi Pierson, 503-656-5151

1859 Imitation Pearl Necklace Demonstration: Saturday, June 14 from Noon to 4 p.m. Learn to make a netted imitation pearl necklace, from an 1859 pattern. This is a drop-in program, so come by any time between noon and 4 p.m. Free.

Third Saturday Speaker Series: Fred Bridges: Saturday, June 21, from Noon to 1:00 pm. Fred Bridges is a WWII veteran and long-time volunteer at Fort Vancouver. He will be presenting a program on 19th century medicine in the guise of Dr. Forbes Barclay, whose home is part of the McLoughlin House Site. Free.

Nature Prints Demonstration: Saturday, July 12 from Noon to 4:00 pm. Drop in and learn how to use nature's bounty to create unique and delicate images. Free.

Third Saturday Speaker Series: Meagan Huff: Saturday, July 19 from Noon to 1:00 pm. Meagan Huff is a museum technician at Fort Vancouver; she will be sharing some her knowledge of the Fort Vancouver museum collection. Free.

First City Celebration: Saturday, July 26 from Noon to 4:00 pm. In honor of the Downtown Oregon City First City Celebration, the McLoughlin House Site will have an Open House with living history interpreters from . Free.

English Paper Piecing Demonstration: Saturday, August 9 from Noon to 4 p.m. This quilting technique is great for making hexagons and other complex shapes. Let us show you how! Free.

McLoughlin House unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site 2014 Hours: Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Barclay House is open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The McLoughlin House is available by guided tour at 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, and 3:15 pm – tours begin at the Barclay House. Free.


The McLoughlin House was added to the National Park System in 2003 as a unit of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The house is restored to honor the life and accomplishments of John McLoughlin, the "Father of Oregon." The graves of McLoughlin and his wife Marguerite are next to the house, as is the home of Dr. Forbes Barclay, a Hudson's Bay Company associate, and his wife Maria.


Last updated: February 28, 2015

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