Try something different: Add a bit of historic oompf to your visit by checking out the Masterson Pioneer Homestead, the Northwest Coast Native American Plank House
and the Trapper's Cabin - all part of the park's Historic Village.
The Kwakwaka'wakw (pronounced Kwok-wokie-wok) artist was born in a plank house
in Alert Bay just off Vancouver Island's inside passage.
Believe it or not, the usual fuel was black walnut and the plank house
was made of chestnut.
At least one of the houses was a whare whakiro or dressed plank house
, and there were also various sleeping houses of pole and thatch.
The blast was apparently caused by a faulty electrical circuit and the Plank House
at the airport caught fire according to This Day, a local newspaper.
Other local projects - some done in partnership with other museums - have included history trunks, a Native American plank house
, walking tours and a traveling children's museum.
The recent construction of a Native American plank house
now completes a group of three replica buildings, all funded through the Teaching American History federal grant program.
Together with other volunteers, they have been building a traditional Northwest Coast Native American plank house
at Dorris Ranch.
He was later asked to build a scale model of a cedar plank house
for the UO's Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
The planks created during the demonstration will be used to construct a coastal plank house
for the museum's "Oregon - Where Past is Present" exhibit, which opens in October.
Don Day, a Grand Ronde tribal member and UO anthropology graduate student, demonstrates cedar-working techniques for a traditional coastal plank house
to be included in a new UO Natural History Museum exhibit.