McKenzie Memories

What was life like along the McKenzie River in generations past?

Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 7 pm
At Venue 252 – 252 Lawrence St in Eugene

Tickets: $15 – SOLD OUT!

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Join the McKenzie River Trust for our 5th annual celebration of the history of the McKenzie with storytelling, rare historic photos, music by The Blue McKenzie, and more.

In a ‘fireside talk’, local storytellers Billie Ruth Rose and Doyle Hawks will share their memories of growing up in Finn Rock Logging Camp in the 1940s. Then, internationally renowned author Barry Lopez will take the stage to reflect on his experience on the upper McKenzie River, where he has resided for the past 46 years.

Don’t miss another unforgettable evening. We’ve moved to a larger venue, but seats are still limited. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Kickoff the April Matching Gift Challenge

McKenzie Memories kicks off a month-long Matching Gift Challenge offered by our friends at Mountain Rose Herbs. In an effort to broaden our base of support, Mountain Rose Herbs will match every dollar you donate to the McKenzie River Trust from April 1st through 30th up to $5,000. Double your impact and renew or start your membership today!

And if you donate $100 or more in April, you’ll receive a packet of Willamette Valley native seeds to grow at home. To donate online, click here.

Special thanks

A huge thank you to Lane County Historical Museum, Mark Stafford at Stafford Video, Bob Warren, Ken Engelman of the McKenzie River Reflections newspaper, David Quillin, the Rose family, Doyle Hawks, Curtis Irish, Rosboro, Larry Taylor, and Barry Lopez.

McKenzie Memories 2015

Thank you to our sell-out crowd for joining us for the 4th annual McKenzie Memories event! Whether you could be there with us or not, please enjoy this clip from the 2015 program.

For more information about McKenzie Memories or the Matching Gift Challenge, please contact Brandi Crawford Ferguson, Donor Relations Manager, at 541-345-2799 or

Photographs courtesy of the collections of David Quillin, Curtis Irish, and the Lane County Historical Museum. Barry Lopez portrait courtesy David Liittschwager.