Explore the history of the American frontier west from the pioneers and Indians who led the way, to covered wagons, cattle and cowboys who followed later.

Old Fort Kearny

Old Fort Kearny

On the Oregon-California Trail, site of the 2014 Convention, August 5 - 9

Oregon-California Trails Association convention, August 5 - 9.

Oregon-California Trails Association convention, August 5 - 9.

Explore a stop on the Oregon-California Trail! Experience the Drama on the Medicine Road! Come to the OCTA Convention Augu ...

North Platte River, Nebraska

North Platte River, Nebraska
Visit the river that guided the Oregon-California pioneers westward! Attend the 2014 Convention in Kearney, Nebraska.

Learn

Learn

Our learning center is organized to make it easier to research and find materials useful for understanding the varied aspects of the westward migrations.

Connect

Connect

Find OCTA events and activities in your area, connect with expert local speakers, and read a wide-range of quality Oregon Trail publications.

Preserve

Preserve

OCTA actively works to preserve historic emigrant trails through trail mapping, trail marking, site identification, archaeology, and trails legislation.