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

Movies Filmed Locally

11/24/2020 - Animal House Comes to Cottage Grove

11/17/2020 - Stand By Me, and Other Movies Filmed in Cottage Grove 

11/10/2020 - Emperor of the North

11/3/2020 - The General

Schools

10/27/2020 - History Quiz - Covers content from the last four lessons on early local schools.
                     Score 10/10 and be entered into a drawing for $20 gift certificate to Jack Sprats. 

10/20/2020 - London School, The Early Days

10/13/2020 - History of Schools of the Upper Row River

10/6/2020 - Original Delight Valley School - Original Delight Valley School

9/29/2020 - Eastside, Westside, and Other Early Schools  - Eastside, Westside, and Other Early Schools 

Local Industries

9/22/2020- History Quiz - Local Industries Quiz covers content from the last four lessons.
                  Complete the quiz accurately and be entered into a drawing for $20 gift certificate to Jack Sprats. 

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 accurately 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 accurately 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