The Aurora Colony in Marion County, Oregon
The Aurora Colony in Marion County, Oregon, just south of Portland. Peacefully established in the mid-1800’s and located near the Oregon Wine Country, Aurora has a rich past and charming atmosphere. It was founded as a religious commune in 1856 by Dr. William Keil who named it after his daughter. The secret is out on this quaint village known as ‘Oregon’s antique capital’.
The 1860 farmhouse that is now the Feller House Bed and Breakfast is located in a beautiful country setting, minutes from Aurora. Enjoy time away at this historic inn, built on Oregon’s famous French Prairie where hops became a cash crop in the 1860’s and still are today. Conveniently located near the I-5 interstate and half way between Salem and Portland, you’ll find a warm and inviting atmosphere, two delightful guest rooms, a wholesome breakfast, and personal attention awaits you at the Feller House.
Old Aurora Colony Museum
The centerpiece of this National Historic District formed in 1974, their missions is to promote interactive lifelong learning by inspiring curiosity about the heritage of the Aurora Colony (1856-1883). Visit the five-building complex of the 1862 Ox Barn, 1875 Steinbach Cabin, Summer Kitchen, 1864 Kraus House, and Tie Shed reproduction. All furnished as they would have been during the colonial period. Artifacts include furniture, tools, music instruments, clothing, textiles, spinning wheels, photos, samplers, quilts, and much more. Learn the story of this German communal society and their travel from Missouri to the Oregon Territory to find a new Eden.
Aurora Colony Days, August 12, 13, 14
Aurora is celebrating its 160th anniversary this year and the Annual Aurora Colony Days promises to be a great family event. Events scheduled are the Annual Art Show and Sale all three days, a 1K Kid Fun Run/5k Run/Walk and pancake breakfast, Celebration in the Park concerts, family friendly beer garden, Antique and Vintage Street Fair on Saturday with many vendors displaying their wares for sale, and a chance to visit the Old Aurora Colony Museum and learn about the rich history of the town.
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