Friday, October 26, 2012


Boardman -

Children up to age 12 can participate in trick-or-treating at Riverside High School on Wednesday, October 31st, from 6-7:30.

Echo -

The annual city Halloween Party is Wednesday, October 31st, from 5:30-6:30 at Echo City Hall.

Hermiston -

For old fashioned fun, ride into the pumpkin patch at Bellinger Farms.  Rides run daily from 2:30pm to 5:30pm, Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4:30pm.  There is no cost for the ride, but you will have to pay for the pumpkins.

The Arc of Umatilla County is having a Halloween Party and Carnival on Saturday from 2:30-4pm.  The cost is $5.00 per person, which includes tickets for games and concessions.  Costumes are encouraged but not required.  The Arc is located at 215 W Orchard Ave.

Moore Horrors opens Saturday from 6-9pm at 510 W Moore Ave.  This home has been transformed by the owners into a cornucopia of creepiness.  The Moore Horrors is also open Wednesday, Oct. 31st and Friday, November 2nd, from 6-9pm.  There is no charge.

Treats on Main and Beyond returns to Hermiston Wednesday, Oct. 31st from 3-7pm.  Local businesses will be handing out candy from 3-5pm to all the little ghosts and goblins.  From 4-7pm, the fun will be at the Hermiston Conference Center.  Indoor activities include a haunted house, maze, bouncy houses, carnival-style games, candy buy-back and a pumpkin carving contest.

Umatilla -

The Lions Haunted House is Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, from 6-9pm, at the McNary Fire Station.  The cost is $2.00 or $1.00 for elementary age children or younger.  A young children's activity room will be available from 6-8pm with games and prizes for $1.00 per child.  Parents must supervise their own children.  Costumes are not required, but are encouraged.



There will be a Festival of Lights Work Day, 9am, at the Umatilla County Fairgrounds.  Help set up the displays, check lights and do other maintenance in preparation for the annual holiday festival.  Volunteers are needed and will be most welcome! 



The Heritage Station in Pendleton is having a Collectible Print Sale on Saturday, November 3rd, from 10am-4pm.  This is an opportunity to buy historical and rare photographs, prints, books, journals and newspapers, including copies of the Pendleton Tribune from the 1890s.  Admission is free.


Thursday, November 15th - Celebrating the Traditions of the Old West, 5:30pm, meeting at Heritage Station for a visit to an authentic handmade western boot store and a special tour of the western heritage museum honoring Arvo Ojala, father of the fast draw.  Free evening event.


On Saturday, December 1st, the Pendleton House Bed & Breakfast will have their Heritage Christmas Cookie & Tea, 11am-4pm.  Music provided by the Pendleton Men's Chorus.  There is a $5.00 admission fee.


Also on Saturday, December 1st, the Heritage Museum will host the Artisan Alley, 10am-4pm, at the Heritage Museum.  Area craft vendors present their original and unique creations.  A perfect opportunity to find that special Christmas gift.  Free event admission.


Friday, October 5, 2012

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Celebrate "Repeal Day"

December 5 marks the anniversary of the 1933 amendment repealing prohibition.  The Umatilla County Historical Society in Pendleton is going to commemorate this act in true Umatilla-County style.  There's going to be a gathering at the Slickfork Saloon at Hamley's (upstairs, side entrance on SE 1st St.), and everyone is going to learn all about the prohibition era in Umatilla County (and the country) via a slide show full of factoids and pictures galore.  The Master Bartenders at Hamley's are going to demonstrate how to make the most popular cocktails of the Prohibition Era.  There will be a no-host bar so that you can taste test those cocktails, or oder your favorite drink to celebrate the end of prohibition.  There will also be hors-d'oeuvres and a silent auction.


Women's Suffrage

On November 9th & 10th, The Heritage Station Museum in Pendleton will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Oregon legislation granting women in the state the right to vote.  There will be an exhibition, presentations and storytelling.

Men are invited also!  Many men long sympathized with the women's suffrage movement, and when the Umatilla County Woman's Suffrage Association was first organized in the mid-1870s, many of the county's leading male citizens became members.


Coming Events

New Treasures of the Vault exhibit - the Basket Casket - Heritage Station     October 1
Charlie Russel exhibit at Tamastslikt                                                              through October 27
BMCC 50th anniversary celebration                                                               October 4 - 6
Free Heritage Station admission for residents of Umatilla                              October 6
Music and Times of Charlie Russell at Tamastslikt                                        October 13 at 6:30 pm
The Ghosts of Umatilla County, Part II                                                           October 20
Free Heritage Station admission for residents of Ukiah                                  November 3
Off-the-Wall sale                                                                                            November 8
Free Heritage Station admission for residents of Stanfield                             December 1
Christmas Cookie and Tea at Pendleton House B & B                                    December 1
Victorian Christmas at Frazer Farmstead Museum                                          December 5
Free Heritage Station admission for residents of Pilot Rock                          March 2


The Umatilla Museum and Historical Foundation is always looking for new members!  Do you love history and enjoy meeting new people?  Become a member and VOLUNTEER!  There is so much we could do with our museum if we only had more ideas and the manpower to implement them.

The museum will be closed for the winter soon.  Our last day this season is October 13, 2012.  If you haven't visited yet, do so soon!  We have cut our hours so give us a call before you come!  If you have a special occasion or a group that would like a tour, we will gladly open the doors for you.