Alvord Farm and Museum

Alvord Farm and Museum We are a hands-on Natural History museum for kids, and a working farm! Experience our farm animals, browse and learn in our museum, enjoy our butterfly garden, pond, meadows, and attend our fabulous events and camps!

03/24/2015

Does anyone need glass display cases? We are going through our collections and liquidating everything that we are not moving to singing creek. If you need a glass case let me know- we can do a trade or sell real cheap!

02/07/2015

Summer Camp dates are released for Singing Creek Center!
Dates for 2015:

June 22 – 26
July 20 – 24
August 24 – 28

See our new website (under construction) at www.singingcreekcenter.org

02/04/2015

We are changing our name to Singing Creek Educational Center, in honor of Opal Whiteley and her early nature writings. We are in the process of setting up a new website and moving to the new location at the Camas Country Mill just outside Junction City. Stay tuned for more announcements to follow!

10/30/2014

hi all, we are gathering resources to help us in our move. I have been pondering going under the umbrella of another non-profit for a time while we transition, and am looking for a place to move the farm too. Would love a place with farm animals, creek or pond, buildings like a barn we could use, friendly inhabitants, etc. Please contact me if you know of such a place.
thanks and happy halloween!

08/31/2014

Thank you so much to Anna Morgan and Sallie Vandagrift for being such wonderful summer camp instructors! We all had a blast and the kids loved you!

07/18/2014

Woo hoo! signups are coming in for reptile day tomorrow- join us!

If we don't get some signups soon we may have to cancel this event at Alvord Farm this weekend. I am so sad. Anna and I ...
07/17/2014
Reptile Day: Scorpions, Snakes, and Turtles, Oh My! | alvordmuseum.org

If we don't get some signups soon we may have to cancel this event at Alvord Farm this weekend. I am so sad. Anna and I put a lot of time and effort into this, as did the Oregon Herp Society. Please if you are thinking about going let us know NOW so we can keep the show going on! Call Anna Morgan at 949 793-2800 to register.
http://alvordmuseum.org/reptile-day-scorpions-snakes-and-turtles-oh-my/

Reptile Day: Scorpions, Snakes, and Turtles, Oh My!Posted on May 21, 2014 by admin_krDate: Saturday July 19th, 11:00am to 1:30pmLearn all about reptiles in this slithery, crawly, scuttling day! The Oregon Herpetological Society will be bringing out all kinds of awesome creatures- some of them will b…

07/16/2014

Who the heck likes snakes, scorpions, turtles, and lizards? Fun event this Saturday at Alvord Farm for families and kids of all ages! Join us at 11am to learn all about Reptiles, and see some cool skulls from our friends at Custom Cranium! We need you to pre-register so call Anna at 949-793-2800 and sign up! Cost: $5 for kids, adults are free. Directions provided when you sign up. We are near Willow Creek Rd in West Eugene, only 15 min from Downtown Eugene. See you there!

Hi all, the open space for summer camp has been filled! But please join us for our Reptile Playshop Day or our Butterfly...
07/09/2014
Reptile Day: Scorpions, Snakes, and Turtles, Oh My! | alvordmuseum.org

Hi all, the open space for summer camp has been filled! But please join us for our Reptile Playshop Day or our Butterfly Garden Day!

Learn all about reptiles in this slithery, crawly, scuttling day! The Oregon Herpetological Society will be bringing out all kinds of awesome creatures- some of them will be available to hold. We will hear about herps from Dr. John Applegarth, Wildlife Biologist, retired from the BLM. Bring your que…

07/07/2014

We now have ONE SPACE that just opened up in our Pioneer Homesteading camp in August at Alvord Farm and Museum. If you would like to take it you must call me at 541 968-1986, in order to be fair I will not take email requests to hold it. Please call Karen at 541 968-1986 if you want it. Ages 6-10, times: 9am to 1pm Monday thru Friday, Cost: $185, dates: Aug 25th- 29th.

07/07/2014
laundry washing Alvord Farm 2014

Videos are now up on our YouTube channel from Alvord Farm pioneer homesteading summer camp! Check out this one of the girls washing laundry by hand! hey all the videos are now up from the Alvord Farm and Museum pioneer summer camp in June! Check them out on our YouTube channel. Here is one of the girls laundry washing the old fashioned way! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ito4Z2_TrdQ

Washing the laundry by hand at Alvord Farm Pioneer Homesteading Summer camp 2014

Are you looking for family fun activities this summer? How about our Butterfly Garden Work Party Playshop! July 27th at ...
07/02/2014
Butterfly Garden Work Party Playshop! | alvordmuseum.org

Are you looking for family fun activities this summer? How about our Butterfly Garden Work Party Playshop!

July 27th at 11:00 will be our second Butterfly Garden Volunteer Day. All sizes of hands are welcome so bring the whole family, garden tools and gloves! Also bring your sack lunches for a picnic by the pond for a happy day in the sun!

Alvord Farm is hoping to provide a peaceful and restorative space for important pollinators so this is our chance to do so while having fun and spending time with our community. This is a great opportunity for children to learn about flowers, pollinators, camouflage, mimicry, color toxicity and the importance of butterflies in our environment. Please call Anna Morgan for more information 949-793-2800 or email [email protected] with questions. See you there!

Pre-registration is required, And please bring your liability release form from our site on the Programs>Playshops page. Adults are free, children are $5

Welcome butterfly and flower lovers! Saturday, July 27th at 11:00 will be our second Butterfly Garden Volunteer Day. We have been working hard to restore our abounding butterfly garden for these beautiful winged insects and would love for you to visit Alvord Farm and lend your helping hands! All si…

06/14/2014

hi all! We still have three spots left for Alvord Farm Pioneer Summer camp starting on June 23rd! If you have siblings you want to enroll, I'll give you a discount. Or if you want to do some work trade, no problem! Just give me a call. Camp is Mon- Fri 9am to 1pm, and it is tons of hands on fun!

06/03/2014

only three spots left for June summer camp, and one spot left for August summer camp. Call Karen to get that spot held for you, then send in your paperwork ASAP! 541 968-1986. We especially need boys this year. Lots of fun times and creative play!

05/23/2014

We still have spaces left for Pioneer Day tomorrow- please call Karen to sign up! Ages 5 and up will love the hands on activities and animals! Call 541 968-1986

05/21/2014

Part time Paid Internship available for Alvord Farm and Museum! Do you love kids and nature, and have a background in Environmental studies or Education? We are looking for someone who is organized and reliable, who wants to learn about how to develop, market, and run kids programs at this private farm and museum. Contact Karen at 541 968-1986. Starts soon.

05/06/2014

Join us for Pioneer Day on May 24th! Learn new things, make stuff, have fun, and get a preview of what summer camp is like! Boys and girls aged 6-10 years old, pre-registration required, only $5 to spend a few hours having a blast on our farm!

03/19/2014

The first sign ups for Pioneer Homesteading Summer Camp are coming in! We only have two camps this year so make sure you register early! Early bird discount until April 1st! See our website for details: www.alvordmuseum.org.

02/06/2014

We are getting ready for the Teddy Bears Picnic on March 24th! This is for younger kids- bring your favorite teddy and we will learn all about bears, hear a story and make some art to take home. Come join us. Pre-registration required, see our website. http://alvordmuseum.org/

Hey all, time to sign up for the Alvord Farm Knitting and Fiber Arts day- for grownups and older kids! I have a sewing p...
12/04/2013
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Hey all, time to sign up for the Alvord Farm Knitting and Fiber Arts day- for grownups and older kids! I have a sewing project I am bringing. :)
Please post in your newsletter, send to friends, and help me spread the word:
Alvord Farm and Museum: Knitting and Fiber Arts Day
11:30am- 1:30pm on Saturday December 14th
Free- just bring a donation for the hot drinks.
Bring your own knitting, crocheting, sewing, needlepoint or cross stitch project! All levels of experience welcome; there are usually folks there who can help you remember how to cast on or off, etc. We have a great time sitting around the wood burning stove and making new friends while getting some work done on our holiday projects. This event is best for older children and adults can come by themselves too! Call Karen to pre-register at 541 968-1986 or email [email protected]. We love getting to know you. See our website for more info: www.alvordmuseum.org

A Place of Wonder

11/25/2013

Looking forward to Winter crafts day tomorrow at Alvord Farm at 9am! Please call me today if you want to come out and make fun art projects with us! 541 968-1986- LAST CALL!!!!!

11/04/2013

Hi all, we still have two spots left in our Santa's Workshop arts and crafts day at Alvord Farm next Saturday at 11:30am! Great low cost way for your kids to make gifts for the holidays.
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10/19/2013

we had to cancel the Creature Creations playshop today due to not enough sign ups. Bummer! We will try to offer this again in the Spring. In the meantime, we are definitely going to have enough sign ups for the Santa's Workshop winter crafts day- I already have lots of kids. I only have 5 spaces left for that one on November 9th. We now have the Waldorf Handwork teacher, Karen coming to help us make felt gnomes! We will make them using recycled materials: bodies of wine corks and acorn heads! Gonna be fun.

Hey all, I still have 6 slots available for the AWESOME playshop coming up at Alvord Farm : Creature Creations, a day of...
10/18/2013
Upcoming Events

Hey all, I still have 6 slots available for the AWESOME playshop coming up at Alvord Farm : Creature Creations, a day of science and learning about genetics and traits for ages 10 and up! This Playshop is led by our current SLUG QUEEN of Eugene! Call or email me to register: [email protected]
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10/09/2013
Upcoming Events

Hey all, I still have some slots available for the AWESOME playshop coming up at Alvord Farm : Creature Creations, a day of science and learning about genetics and traits for ages 10 and up! This Playshop is led by our current SLUG QUEEN of Eugene! Call or email me to register: [email protected]
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09/25/2013

Alvord Farm Playshop: Knitting Circle
Saturday, December 7th
11:30am to 1:30pm

Need to work on that knitting or crocheting project? Bring your latest fiber arts project or a new one to start and we will have a sewing/knitting circle! Hot drinks will be on hand and we will stay warm by the fire in the old pioneer stove. Share stories and listen to music as we enjoy the cozy indoors for the holiday season. Share your talents or help a friend get started. Bring your own materials. Pre-registration required; call Karen at 541 968-1986 or email [email protected]. Adults and older children are welcome. Donation jar will be out- please contribute what you are comfortable with.

09/25/2013

Alvord Farm Playshop: Santa’s Workshop Winter Crafts

Saturday, November 9th
11:30am to 2:00pm
Cost: $3-5 sliding scale donation per child, adults free.
Join us in making some wonderful winter crafts you can take home to decorate your house or give away as gifts! Paint a small ornament or sculpture, create a winter wonderland scene with pinecones, cotton and glitter, and make felt gnomes! All materials provided. Ages 5 and up. Pre-registration required; call Karen at 541 968-1986 or email [email protected]. Bring a sack lunch and a drink. Directions to farm are given to you when you call to register.

09/25/2013

Alvord Farm Playshop: Creature Creations! October 19th

Offered by SPICE (Science Program to Inspire Creativity and Excellence) and featuring our guest instructor Brandy Todd, Eugene’s current Slug Queen! Learn about how genetic inheritance effects the traits of living creatures, create your own creature classification systems and make a baby monster. Also check out our hands-on natural history museum. Bring your sack lunch and drink. Parents must stay with their child. Ages 10-15. Call Karen to register at 541 968-1986 or email [email protected]. This class limited to 15 students.

Cost: $3-5 sliding scale donation per child, adults free.
Time: 11:30am to1:30pm
Date: Saturday October 19, 2013
Directions to farm are given to you when you call to register.

08/06/2013

Gearing up for summer camp next week with a full house of girls and boys! We are excited to welcome back Farmer Alec and his daughter, and also Kathy, our Pioneer doctor. yay!

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Near Willow Creek Rd And W 18th
Eugene, OR
97402

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