Exploring McMinnville
Saturday, November 7th, 2020
Course Number SS410U or SS510U 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

In this fun and diversified new course, we’ll explore the history of McMinnville, and discover a variety of architectural styles, as we tour the historic old town area on foot.  We’ll also visit the Hotel Oregon, where we’ll discover incredible artwork and vintage photography that will bring the hotel’s history to life. We’ll also make our way to the Evergreen Aviation Museum, where we’ll see the historic Spruce Goose, and dozens of other aircraft. Here, we’ll learn about aviation history throughout Oregon, and lesson ideas that focus on engineering and transportation will be discussed. Finally, our visit to Linfield College will integrate local history, art, architecture and landscaping.


Historic Oregon City

Saturday-Sunday, November 14th-15th, 2020

Course Number HI406z or HI506Z 2 Credits $235

There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.


​​In this two-day exploration of Oregon City, we'll explore each of Oregon City's three geographic levels, to learn more about this city's history and present. Discussions will focus on John McLoughlin, the "Father of Oregon," and the pioneers who ventured to Oregon City at the end of the Oregon Trail. We will tour Downtown Oregon City on foot, and we will discover the historic Oregon City-West Linn Bridge and the remarkable Municipal Elevator. We will also walk a portion of the Clackamas River Trail and we'll visit Willamette Falls to discover the natural resources of the area.  You'll leave this course with an ability teach students about the historical and cultural significance of Oregon City, the first platted city west of the Missouri River.


Clackamas Green Line MAX (postponed)
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Course Number SS413S or SS513S 1 Credit $140
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

Explore the entire six mile length of the new Clackamas Light rail MAX line, noting several new landmark art works. We’ll also explore local neighborhoods and diversified parks adjacent to the line, where we’ll discover unique history, recreation opportunities, and gorgeous trees. In addition, we’ll ride MAX along the new green line Downtown, where we’ll discover more than a dozen new art works, and we’ll learn how to access MAX trains that make field trips easy and economical. Most importantly, we’ll discuss ways to bring the study of art, nature, local history, culture, transportation and recreation to our students through meaningful classroom lessons and on field trips. Our adventures will provide ideas that will energize history, science and art activities across the curriculum in K-12 classrooms.


November Classes

Peter's Walking Tours and Continuing Education Courses.