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Founders Day at Champoeg


Champoeg State Heritage Area
Pioneer Memorial Building/Pavilion


Begins: 05/02/2015, 1:00 PM
Ends: 05/02/2015, 2:30 PM


Champoeg State Heritage Area is hosting the annual Founders Day Celebration honoring the 52 men who, in 1843, voted for the first territorial government west of the Rocky Mountains. This significant vote led to the inclusion of the Oregon Country into the United States, westward expansion and eventual Statehood for Oregon. As part of this celebration we ask that any descendants of these men gather with us for a reading of the names roll call. As the name of your ancestor is called please stand in their honor. After each name is called a brass bell will be rung. Founders Day has been held at Champoeg at the memorial pavilion since 1901. This year's event will be held May 2, Saturday at 1:00 pm with a boy scout color guard, speakers, and a roll call of the names. Costumed reenactors and a rifle salute will be on hand. Light refreshments and photo opportunities will be available afterwards. Founders Day 2015 Where: Pioneer Memorial Pavilion, Riverside Day Use, Champoeg State Park When: May 2, 2015 Saturday 1:00 pm Admission is free with the purchase of a $5.00 day use parking pass or annual parking pass. For more information please contact: Daniel Klug Interpretive Park Ranger 3 Champoeg State Heritage Area office 503-678-1251 ext 222 park cell 503-551-7808