“A family-friendly event that gives Oregonians a close-up view of the state’s historic records, including Oregon’s original Constitution.”
SALEM, OR — 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 given of the State Archives records storage area so visitors can learn more about the Archives and its holdings. The 25-minute tour will provide an opportunity to see some of Oregon’s most significant historical documents, including the original Oregon Constitution.
“Oregon’s State Archives are always accessible and available to the public, but this annual 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 all Oregonians and tourists alike to visit the 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.