McKenzie Memories

What was life like along the McKenzie River in generations past?
Join us Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 6 pm

At Cozmic – 199 West 8th Ave in Eugene
Tickets: $10

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Join the McKenzie River Trust for our 4th annual celebration of early life along the McKenzie with storytelling, rare historic photos, and more.

This year, we’ll highlight family stories from Jim Goodpasture. Learn how the Goodpasture family settled here in 1853, and explore their history along the McKenzie including their connection to the iconic Goodpasture covered bridge. Also Oregon author William Sullivan will take us on a tour of the McKenzie’s geologic history and dangers as he explains three local mysteries.

Don’t miss another unforgettable paddle down memory lane. Tickets have sold out in advance each year. Buy yours today!

Kickoff the April Matching Gift Challenge

McKenzie Memories kicks off a month-long Matching Gift Challenge offered by our friends at Mountain Rose Herbs. From April 1st through 30th, every dollar donated to the McKenzie River Trust will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000 by Mountain Rose Herbs! Your donation will help protect and care for special lands and the rivers that flow through them in western Oregon.

And if you donate $100 or more from April 1st to 30th, you’ll receive a reusable Chico brand grocery bag, embossed with our logo. To donate online, click here.

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

Photographs courtesy of the Goodpasture Family, Lane County Historical Museum, William Sullivan, Leroy Pruitt, and Dave Helfrich.