Oct. 6th: Oregon State Archive Annual Open House

A family-friendly event that gives Oregonians a close up view of the state’s historic records, including Oregon’s original Constitution.

Saturday, October 6 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

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In recognition of National Archives Month, the Oregon State Archives will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, October 6 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The event will include a new gallery exhibit on the history of the Oregon State Fair. Visitors can participate in activities that include games, puzzles, coloring, and trivia. Prizes and giveaways will be featured throughout the day.  This event is free and light refreshments will be provided.

In addition, “behind the scenes” tours will be available of the State Archives records storage area so visitors can learn more about the Archives and its holdings. The 20-30 minute tour will provide an opportunity to see some of Oregon’s most significant historical documents, including the original Oregon Constitution.

“Our state archives are always accessible and available to the public, but this yearly Open House provides a festive opportunity to learn more about our state’s diverse and fascinating history,” said Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. “I encourage Oregonians to visit their State Archives and meet some of the highly-skilled archivists who work to preserve Oregon’s past.”

The State Archives is located at 800 Summer Street NE in Salem. Regular hours are 8:00am to 4:45pm Monday through Friday.

 

Feb. 22nd: Learn about “The Salem Clique” at the OSCF Speaker Series

Thursday, February 22nd at 12pm
The Salem Clique

During the decade of the 1850s, the Oregon Territory progressed toward statehood in an atmosphere of intense political passion and conflict. Editors of rival newspapers blamed a group of young men whom they named the “Salem Clique” for the bitter party struggles of the time. Led by Asahel Bush, editor of the Oregon Statesman, the Salem Clique was accused of dictatorship, corruption, and the intention of imposing slavery on the Territory.

Mahoney will be available after the presentation to sign books, which are available for purchase at Oregon Capitol Store.

This event is free and open to the public. During the decade of the 1850s, the Oregon Territory progressed toward statehood in an atmosphere of intense political passion and conflict. Editors of rival newspapers blamed a group of young men whom they named the “Salem Clique” for the bitter party struggles of the time. Led by Asahel Bush, editor of the Oregon Statesman, the Salem Clique was accused of dictatorship, corruption, and the intention of imposing slavery on the Territory.

Mahoney will be available after the presentation to sign books, which are available for purchase at Oregon Capitol Store.

This event is free and open to the public.