Champoeg State Heritage Area
Memorial Pavilion


Begins: 05/06/2017 at 1:00 PM
Ends: 05/06/2017 at 2:30 PM


Champoeg State Heritage Area is hosting the 116 annual Founders Day Celebration honoring the 52 men who, in 1843, voted for the first territorial government west of the Rocky Mountains. As part of this celebration we ask that any descendants of these men gather with us for a reading of the names roll call. Founders Day has been held at Champoeg at the memorial pavilion since 1901. On hand will be a Boy Scout color guard, speakers, and a roll call of the names. Costumed reenactors will perform a rifle salute. Light refreshments and photo opportunities will be available afterwards. COST: $5 per vehicle parking fee or free with an annual Oregon State Parks Pass