On Saturday, Feb. 17, the Oregon State Capitol will host festivities in celebration of the state’s 159th birthday.
Along with standard birthday party fare (music, cake and games), visitors have the chance to wander through interactive stations where they can build a log cabin, pound an anvil or shoot the breeze with Dr. John McLoughlin, the “father" of Oregon.
The newly preserved Oregon State Constitution will be on display in the East Galleria starting on the state's actual birthday (Feb. 14), and will be displayed throughout the celebration. Members of the State Archives will be on hand to discuss the document and its history, and there will be an exhibit of winning essays from the Salem Keizer School District’s “Why I Love Oregon” essay contest.
Additionally, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will host a presentation on the historic vote at Champoeg by the House Chambers.
The event begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. and will take place at NE 900 Court Street, Salem, OR, 97301.
More details about the celebration can be found on the Facebook page.