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8089 Champoeg Road NE
St. Paul, OR 97137
Now, 80 years later, the historic structure is in danger of sinking into the Willamette of
flooded river previously, with the water reaching the mantle on the fireplace in 1964.
When item and have had to do so many times over the last 20 years. The home has
also received much structural damage due to the recurring flooding.
It is only a matter of time before it begins to fall into the river and it looks like we
may only have a couple of good rainy seasons before it is too late. Shifting earth and
settlement of the bank has caused shifting of the logs, leaving gaps in the structure
that must be continually filled to avoid further damage. The porch rafter supports are
shifting toward the river as the building settles. The cabin's majestic fireplace is now
being supported by house jacks in the basement due to the settlement of the structure.
Our goal is to move the entire building less than a mile to the Newell House Museum
complex by Winter of 2013. This will enable us to continue to house this amazing
collection and preserve the Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin for future generations to
enjoy. The process of doing that is not an easy one due to the building currently
residing within an Oregon State Park and Historic Town-Site of Champoeg, nor will it
be cheap. Our estimate costs required are upwards of $400,000.00. Every penny of
this undertaking must be raised through donations, grants, visits to the museum,
events and various fund-raising efforts.
In 1929 Mary Woodworth Patterson, Widow of Governor Issac Patterson, along with the Oregon State Society, Daughters of the
American Revolution, set out to build a pioneer log cabin to honor pioneer mothers and to house many of the artifacts that
crossed the Oregon Trail in the mid 1800's. This remarkable building was built with donations raised during the country's Great
learn about early Oregon history.
Ways you can support the Save The Cabin campaign...
-Attend our fund-raisers and events!
-Come visit us at the Pioneer Mothers Memorial Cabin or The Robert Newell House Museum.
We offer group rates too!
-Make a donation! Even a small donation goes a very long way for our progress!
-Sponsor a fund-raising event to support the Save the Cabin campaign!
-Hold your next event at The Robert Newell Museum!
-Purchase a book from our Museum Shop!
Thank you for your support!!
March 1 through October 31
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Major Holidays
1 to 5 PM
Or tours any day any time by Appointment Admission
Help Us Save the Cabin!
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The interior of the cabin and hearth