In response to the 2020 Pandemic, the Cottage Grove Historical Society has suspended our monthly presentations. We are still working to bringing history to our members and community. To that end, we are putting together several mini-lessons covering a variety of local historical topics. 


Mini Lessons will be released once a week on our Facebook page and here on our website. Student Versions will be available and linked in each lesson. These lessons are designed for late elementary and middle school age students and include discussion topics and vocabulary builders. 


As you spend more time at home, please enjoy these small bites of history.

Bonus Content

History Hunt Challenge

Early Cottage Grove History Crossword

Online WebHunt

Mini Lessons

Local Industries

9/15/2020 - Agriculture 

9/8/2020 - Mining

9/1/2020 - Manufacturing

8/25/2020 - Logging

Local Communities

8/18/2020 - History Quiz - Local Communities Quiz covers content from the last four lessons
                    Complete the quiz accuratly and be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to Jack Spats. 

8/11/2020 - Lorane

8/4/2020 - Memories of Hebron

7/28/2020 - Row River Towns

7/21/2020 - Saginaw and Walker, Two Timber Towns

Cottage Grove Charactors

7/14/2020 - History Quiz - Cottage Grove Legends Quiz covers that content from the last four mini lessons.
                   Compete the quiz accuratly and be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to Jack Sprats. 

7/7/2020 - Rev David Olsen

6/30/2020 - Opal Whiteley

6/22/2020 - Bohemia Johnson This article is found the the Bohemia Gold Mining Museum website.
                    Student Version (linked here as it will not be availble at the article site)

6/16/2020 - Judge Vaughn 

Early History of Our Town

6/9/2020 - History Quiz: Early Local History, Quiz covers content from the first four mini lesson.

6/2/2020 - Early Donation Land Claim Settlers

5/26/2020 - Local Kalapuya Bands

5/19/2020 - The Lemati / Slabtown Feud 

5/12/2020 - Early Settler History