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Oregon’s Official Sesquicentennial Commemoration Ends

83% Awareness Generated of State’s 150th Birthday

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Oregon 150’s “Activate Oregon” to continue under OSU 4-H Youth Development Program

Activate Oregon 2009

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“Youth Merit Voice in Decisions Today,” by Oregon 150 intern and Activate Oregon participant, Ari Strudler

Click here to read Ms. Strudler’s Sunday Oregonian Op-Ed article that appeared on August 23, 2009.

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Interview with Oregon Poet Laureate - Lawson Inada

Tune in Thursday, August 13th, at 1:00 pm to hear Oregon 150 Radio interview Lawson Inada, Oregon’s state poet laureate.
Lawson Fusao Inada is an emeritus professor of writing at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Inada is the author of five books: Legends from Camp, Drawing the Line, In This Great Land of Freedom, Just Into/Nations [...]

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Oregon’s collective youth voice converges at the Capitol

Fifty to 60 Oregon teens will gather at Willamette University for Activate Oregon, a youth leadership summit taking place August 7-8. Presented by Project 2059, a youth legacy initiative created in honor of Oregon’s 150th anniversary of statehood, Activate Oregon is an opportunity for selected high school students to come together, discuss the future of [...]

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Oregon! Oregon! Portland Show Venue Change - Oregon Zoo

The Oregon! Oregon! show scheduled for September 5th has been moved from the Memorial Coliseum to the Oregon Zoo. To purchase tickets, click here!
All previously purchased tickets for the Memorial Coliseum show are not valid for entrance to the Zoo show. Those who purchased tickets for the Memorial Coliseum event via credit card [...]

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Oregon 150 Happy Hour - Pioneer Courthouse Square - July 28th, 5pm

July 24, 2009:
Join us for incredible music, food and FUN!
Start your evening by watching the live broadcast of the Oregon 150 Happy Hour Variety Show featuring Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale, Live Wire’s sketch comedy performers, an intimate discussion of the Oregon music scene with some of Oregon’s most notable music experts, and free [...]

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Listen to the original Oregon! Oregon! song

July 9, 2009: Click HERE to listen to the original Oregon! Oregon! song.

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Pink Martini, the 234th Army Band—Oregon National Guard and Oregon 150 to present Oregon! Oregon! 2009

July 1, 2009: Pink Martini, the 234th Army Band—Oregon National Guard and Oregon 150 to present Oregon! Oregon! 2009 : A sesquicentennial fable in IV acts

-Tickets Start at $12; on Sale Statewide!-
Hold on to your myrtlewood as Pink Martini and the 234th Army Band—Oregon National Guard and Oregon 150 present Oregon! Oregon! [...]

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Record Volunteer Numbers Turn Out to “Take Care of Oregon” throughout May, 2009

June 19, 2009: Record Volunteer Numbers turn out to ‘Take Care of Oregon’

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Five Youth Legacy Park Projects Celebrated During Sesquicentennial

June 18, 2009: Youth Legacy Park Dedications

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