The Pendleton company’s roots began in 1863 when Thomas L. Kay made a transcontinental trek to the west coast and began working in Oregon's woolen mills. He went on to open his own mill. In 1909 his daughter and son-in-law moved the family to Pendleton in northeastern Oregon and took over the defunct Pendleton Woolen Mills. The family resumed the production of Native-American blankets and introduced new designs, colors, and patterns to their product line. In 1912 the company opened a weaving mill in Washougal, Washington. Our trip begins with a visit to Two Rivers Heritage Museum and lunch in a floating café before our tour and shopping at the Pendleton mill and store.
$89 General Public; $84 Members
Includes transportation, admission, lunch and tour.
Bus leaves Olympia at 7:30 am; Lacey at 8:00 am.
Approximate return: 5:30 pm. Activity level: Moderate