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8089 Champoeg Road NE
St. Paul, OR 97137
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
Depression. Today students, teachers and visitors from around the world alike visit to learn about early Oregon history.
As the logs are staged in the parking lot of the Newell House, we are thankful that we were able to raise the first phase of our project dollars and
keep the cabin from further damage. We wish to thank each and every one of you for your support throughout this preservation campaign and
especially as we work on this second phase to raise the funds to rebuild the cabin at Newell House!
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!!
|NEW for 2014 - Museum Hours
March 1 through October 31
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Major Holidays
11 AM to 3 PM
Or tours any day any time by Appointment Admission
Help Us Save the Cabin!
|Newell House is owned and maintained by the Oregon State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
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The interior of the cabin and hearth
Over the past two years the Oregon State Society, Daughters of the American
Revolution have worked on the process of saving the cabin from the waters of the
Willamette River. Ninety two years of erosion saw the bank behind the cabin shrink
from 70 feet to less than 20 feet. Great changes in the bank pushed us to make a
decision to act sooner rather than later! We had raised enough funds to at least move
the cabin from danger it was facing!
Therefore, during the early part of November 2013, Arciform LLC began the
deconstruction process on the cabin. For many of us it was a difficult thing to see, but
we constantly remember the images of flooding and how much the rear part of the
cabin has sunk towards the river over the past decade. Funds were raised over the
past two years to remove the cabin from it's current location and stage it in the
parking lot of its new home, the Newell House Museum Complex.
Our Face Book page (link below left) shows twice weekly photos of the cabin as it has
been taken down. Below are a few samples.
Although we have raised enough to de-construct the cabin, we are still working on a
fund raising campaign to reconstruct the cabin at the Newell House. Follow our
campaign on Face Book, we are nearly half way to our goal in just two months. Help
us get there by sharing our story with others, sending in your own donation, or
attending one of our fund raising events. Every dollar helps us get the cabin rebuilt
before summer begins!