BAKER CITY – Two events – an exhibit and a concert – are coming up at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City.
Award-winning Western singer Mary Kaye will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, in the outdoor amphitheater, to celebrate “The National Day of the Cowboy.”
The two-hour concert will feature Kaye’s original music inspired by Western life and cowboys.
Gates open at 6 p.m. The event is hosted by the nonprofit Trail Tenders.
Tickets are $12, and may be prepurchased online at trailtenders.org. Tickets will be available at the gate, but seating is limited, so advance purchase is encouraged.
An exhibit, “Cargo for a Continental Crossing,” is open now through Oct. 13 in the Flagstaff Gallery. Visitors will be able to explore the Oregon Trail experience and examine the material possessions and supplies pioneers needed to choose for their journey west.
Authentic artifacts in the exhibit reflect the lifestyle and needs of a five-month, slow-moving journey in rustic conditions 170 years ago. Live presentations, films and activities related to the exhibit will be in the Leo Adler Theater.
The Trail Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is located five miles east of Baker City on Highway 86. The Center is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Admission for adults is $8; seniors, $4.50; and free for children 15 and under.
For more information, call 541-523-1843, or visit oregontrail.blm.gov.