Types: Culture & History

Historic Dundee Community Center

The Historic Dundee Community Center was built from 1914 to 1915, and in 1986, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The local Yamhill County Historical Society recognizes the building for its contribution to the community and for…

Hoover-Minthorn Pear – Heritage Tree

This Winter Nelis pear tree, planted in 1879, is associated with the boyhood years of President Herbert Hoover. When the 11-year-old Hoover arrived here from Iowa in 1885 to live with his uncle John Minthorn and family, he joined his…

Ewing Young Oak – Heritage Tree

Ewing Young, a former fur trapper and trader, settled in the Chehalem Valley in 1834 and died there in 1841. His death directly led to the Champoeg Meeting and the beginning of the organization of the Provisional Government in 1843….

Weston Family Cemetery

 This small Weston Family Cemetery, or burial ground, is located within the confines of the Champoeg State Park, which is near Butteville, Oregon. (Pronounced Sham-pooee, after a Native American name). David Weston came to OR in what some claim to…

St. Paul Roman Catholic Church

St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in St. Paul, Oregon, United States, was the first church in Oregon to be built with bricks when it was constructed in 1846. It is the oldest brick building in the Pacific Northwest. It was…

Saint Paul Catholic Cemetery

The town of St. Paul, established in 1839, was the first Catholic mission in the Oregon Country south of the Columbia River. Rev. Francois Norbert Blanchet, the newly arrived French Canadian missionary, established the mission for the French Indian families…

Provisional Government Park Cottonwood – Heritage Tree

This black cottonwood is prominent in photographs taken in 1900 and 1901 to document where the vote for a Provisional Government in Oregon took place. Francis X. Matthieu, the last living participant of the 1843 vote, is shown setting the…

Newell Pioneer Village

Small event or meeting space overlooking Champoeg State Heritage Area. Maximum occupancy 50. Outdoor garden space suitable for family gatherings for up to 100 guests.

Champoeg State Park Historical Archeological District

Champoeg State Heritage Area features a rare combination of history, nature, and recreation. Situated south of Newberg along the scenic Willamette River, Champoeg’s forests, fields, and wetlands recreate the landscape of a bygone era. This is the site where Oregon’s…

Casper Zorn Farmhouse

The house on Champoeg Farm was built between 1867-70, by John Hoefer and Casper Zorn. It is a combination of southern and western design, a two-story frame building, consisting of fourteen rooms. The structure has a brick pillar foundation and…

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