Saturday, September 8, 2012 1-5 pm
This event is generously sponsored by Salem Electric
The Bush House Museum celebrates the farm heritage of Bush’s Pasture Park with educational displays, children’s activities and live fiddle music. Against the backdrop of the 1882 Conservatory and the original Bush Barn and Ice House, enjoy informative displays from the OSU Extension Service-Marion County on food preservation and composting with gardening tips from the Master Gardeners. Children’s hands-on activities range from seed germination with Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom to pioneer games with Willamette Heritage Center. Picnic in the shade and enjoy live fiddle music from 1-3 pm with young players from the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers. This event is free with complementary “Peeks” at the first floor public rooms of Bush House Museum. The Bush Barn Art Center Galleries will be open all afternoon at no charge. This event is sponsored by Salem Electric. For more information, contact Ross Sutherland, Museum Director, at 503-363-4714 or at ross@SalemArt.org.
The Bush House Museum, with its conservatory, barn, and ice house was the farm residence of the Asahel Bush Family from 1878-1953. By preserving and interpreting the lives, legacy and art collection of these pioneers, the Salem Art Association enriches the cultural heritage of our region. The museum is located at 600 Mission Street SE in Bush’s Pasture Park near downtown Salem and is open for guided tours Wednesday-Sunday at 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm. Please see www.SalemArt.org for admission rates. For more information, please contact the Bush House Museum at 503-363-4714 or visit SAA’s website at www.SalemArt.org.