|On a hillside west of the entrance to Champoeg
State Heritage Area, above the banks of the
Willamette River, stands the home of Robert
Newell. A central figure in Oregon statehood
and first Speaker of the House, he resided at
Champoeg for nineteen years beginning in 1843.
His home was reconstructed by the DAR in the
1950's and has become a center for Living
History activities, archives, and artifacts in the
French Prairie region of the northern
|Furnishings throughout the home were selected from the belongings of many Oregon pioneer families. The
upstairs displays a number of unique collections including quilts, textiles, and handcrafts; antique
firearms; gowns worn by the wives of Oregon’s Governors; Indian handcrafts; and Robert Newell’s Masonic
paraphernalia. It also displays spinning equipment and looms from that period. The 1849 Jail and the 1858
Schoolhouse from Butteville located out front were moved to the Newell House grounds in1959.
A variety of Living History Interpretation and Reenactment Events for adults and children happen often at
Newell House. Dinners, teas, dancing, festivals, picnics, caroling, and more with vintage treats and music
to entertain you. You don't have to have a costume to come join in or just watch, but if you do have some
vintage clothes to wear, all the merrier! Need help putting together a pioneer outfit or developing your
character? Newell House can help you find the resources you need from clothes and textiles to instruction
by professional historic interpreters if you want to really get into your role when you step back in time.
DAR Members & Seniors $3
8089 Champoeg Road NE
St. Paul, OR 97137
March 1 through October 31
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Major Holidays
1 to 5 PM
Or tours any day any time by Appointment Admission
|Newell House is owned and maintained by the Oregon State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters.
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