Flora, Oregon—Keeping the old skills of the pioneer alive is the principal reason for School Days each and every year. With the advent of the 100th year birthday party, the School Days committee has made changes in the format surrounding the demonstrators that provide those skills. Selling their wares in the demonstration area will be allowed this year with the payment of a $25 booth fee. Some demonstrators may wish to still place their items in the Country Store (charging a 25% commission on sales) while others may want to take advantage of the new format. Still other demonstrators just volunteer their time to keep the old skills alive.  All demonstrators must work their craft, dress in a pioneer style and booths selling wares must bring someone to help with sales (also dressed in pioneer style) so that the main person may continue to demonstrate and answer questions. The Country Store […]

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Flora School Education Center has partnered with Benefit as a fundraising solution. It is free to members free to Flora School Education Center. Benefit is a free iPhone or Android phone app that can be used to pay for your everyday purchases such as groceries, clothes, home goods, and more. You can pay on site at the store or online. A portion of your purchase goes directly back to Flora School Education Center. Retailers include Lowe’s, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and many more! For instance, buy $300 worth of golf equipment at Callaway online, and $60 goes back to Flora School Education Center. Download the app and add Flora School Education Center as your beneficiary to start giving. Find more information in the app or at www.benefit-mobile.com. Feel free to share this with your family and friends. The more people who participate, the more funds we will raise. Right now we […]

Visit Teresa Henke’s Picasa gallery, to see some wonderful photos of her corn husk doll class at Flora School Days. The close-ups of the children and their creations are especially delightful.

Teresa Henke will be teaching the art of making corn husk dolls at our annual Flora School Days celebration, June 18. Check out her delightful photo album of children making and showing off their dolls.

Check out this wonderful story from rural Vermont: draft horses help lay line for high speed internet.  Perhaps that’s what we need in the North End of Wallowa County too.

We had a great work party last weekend. Nathan and Dave (new volunteer) worked on the ceiling in the foyer downstairs. Hope to have it finished and painted by School Days. No guarantees, though. Gary and Lowell (new volunteers) worked on the windows. Got in two big broken ones. Have one big one and one small one left to do. Sarah and I started painting around the windows in the sewing room, while Juan, Sarah and Betty (new volunteer) cleaned out stuff from there. We also set the outhouses back to rights. I cleaned out the one and still have to do the other. AND the toilets work in both downstairs bathrooms, and the hot water too. The boys’ sink doesn’t work though because the base was rusted and broke off.  We’ll have to get another one when we go to town. Bob and Dan put up the sign on […]

Calling quilters, sewers, crafters, weavers of every level and interest to get creative with a bag of assorted fabrics…

Help us source food for Flora School Days — meat, pies, grains…

Round up friends and family we need helpers for cooking, staffing information tables, and selling tickets…