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.

Member Information

Member Information

Board, Officers, Chapter Presidents, Committee Chairs. Policies and Guidelines.

Marshall County Symposium Sept, 25-28, 2014

Marshall County Symposium Sept, 25-28, 2014

Old Fort Kearny

Old Fort Kearny
On the Oregon-California Trail, site of the 2014 Convention

North Platte River, Nebraska

North Platte River, Nebraska
Kearney, NE. Visit the river that guided the Oregon-California pioneers westward!

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.