Experience local history, donate historic photos, learn about living with cemetery tour

Residents of the area who seek to better understand the community’s history will have several opportunities coming up soon. In conjunction with the Grand Rogue Living History Encampment Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16 at the Grand Rogue Camp and Sport Resort, 6400 West River Drive, the Hyser House Museum will be open. Hyser […]

Historical encampment brings flesh and blood to the history books

Reenactors often have actual equipment from the era they represent.

by MATT MARN From German WWII trucks to working British Revolutionary War cannons, the Grand Rogue Living History Encampment helped history come alive. From excited young children to individuals who lived through some of these time periods, everyone who walked through the encampment stepped through to another time. What’s more, they all learned something about […]

Hyser Rivers Museum offers peek into the past

Take a trip back in time and share Plainfield Charter Township history with a tour of the historic Hyser House Museum, 6440 West River Drive (next to Grand Rogue Campground and Paddlesports). The museum is open annually the weekend of the Grand Rogue Living History Encampment (at the campground). The museum will be open Saturday, September […]

Take a trip back in time with living history encampment

Photo by KAREN J PHOTOGRAPHY

by BETH ALTENA What was it like when a trip to the doctor meant a long ride in a covered wagon? Maybe that wasn’t even an option. How about building a homestead without power tools? Cooking dinner? Doing a load of laundry? Defending your country 100 years ago? Find answers to these questions and more […]

Encampment enchants visitors

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Youngsters learned what it was like to prepare to charge into battle (above), and what sort of items a Native American was likely to have for daily use. The 23rd annual Grand Rogue Living History Encampment was Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20. Reenactor Mike DeJonge said participants are very dedicated, and rules about […]