Oregon’s French Prairie, located in the northern Willamette Valley is rich in history and takes its name from French Canadian and Indian families who re-settled in the area in the 1830′s. In 1843, at the town of Champoeg (now Champoeg State Park) a half dozen or so of the leading French Canadians joined with their American neighbors in voting to form a provisional government.
Champoeg State Park Visitors Center depicts the story of the area in early times and is well worth a visit. The story of the settling of the town of Aurora, on the Eastern portion of the French Prairie, can be learned in a visit to the Old Aurora Colony Museum in Aurora. Many of the historic buildings still remain and a brochure titled “Walk with Emma” gives visitors a self guided tour of this National Historic District. Many of the historic buildings are occupied by antique shops and other businesses.
Feller House Bed and Breakfast is offering a two night winter special Sunday through Thursday from January 25 to March 20 for just $189.00 allowing guests to visit the area and also enjoy the cozy atmosphere of our bed and breakfast in the winter. Start the day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast then relax by the fire or head out to discover the area.