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Living History Interpreter -- Stauffer-Will Farm

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Aurora Colony Historical Society

  • 10 people are interested
Teaching a student woodworking techniques
After training, you'll be able to do this too!

Each year, over 3,000 4th grade students from all around Oregon come to the Stauffer-Will Farm to learn what life was like for a family in the 1870's. Our volunteers dress in period clothing in order to transport the students back in time to the early-Oregon era. The Stauffer-Will Farm complex was part of the Old Aurora Colony which was the longest lasting and most successfully managed communal society of that time.

If you are interested in dressing up as a pioneer, we will first train you and pair you with a peer as you learn the program. After training, you'll help students dip candles, learn about rudimentary woodworking, bake bread, create a quilt block and more!

Volunteer with us for our popular education program that re-creates the pioneer heritage of the famous Old Aurora Colony.

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About Aurora Colony Historical Society


15018 Second Street NE, P.O. Box 202, Aurora, OR 97002, US

Mission Statement

Mission statement: The Aurora Colony Historical Society promotes interactive lifelong learning by inspiring curiosity about, and preservation of, the heritage of the Aurora Colony.


Historical Museum dedicated to preserving original buildings, artifacts, documents, and photographs related to the Old Aurora Colony, which was established in 1856 as the first communal society in the Oregon Territory.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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13551 Stauffer Road NEHubbard, OR 97032



  • History
  • Storytelling
  • Woodworking
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Quilting
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week, for 12 weeks Mar-June
  • Our hope is that each volunteer will give 1 day per week for the duration of the program.

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