Oregon State Archives Open House


 Secretary of State


The State of Oregon

900 Court Street NE, Salem, Oregon 97310  -  oregon.sos@oregon.gov

Secretary Richardson

Oregon State Archives Open House

Saturday, October 21, 10am-3pm

Calling all Oregon history and game lovers!

On Saturday, October 21, from 10am to 3pm, the Oregon State Archives will hold its Annual Open House in celebration of National Archives Month. Please join us for this fun and fascinating family friendly event to learn about Oregon’s history and to interact with Oregon’s historic documents and records. You might even learn something about your own history in the process.

Guests of all ages will participate in activities featuring Oregon’s colorful trademarks, photographs, and original records representing Oregon’s diverse regional landscapes, economy, and natural beauty. Guests will also have the opportunity to play “Game of Oregon.” Inspired by the popular book and television series Game of Thrones, “Game of Oregon” invites you to experience the “Seven Kingdoms” of Oregon (the Coast, Willamette Valley, Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Southern Oregon, Greater Portland, Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge). Guests will also test their knowledge skills and luck by using historical records from the State Archives. Activities include games of chance, puzzles, coloring, and trivia. Prizes and giveaways will be featured throughout the day!

In addition to games and activities, behind-the-scenes tours of the Archives will be given and guests will be able to view our newly installed gallery exhibit showcasing Oregon’s “Seven Kingdoms.

This event is free, and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact the Oregon State Archives by phone 503-373-0701, email reference.archives@oregon.gov; or visit our website at http://sos.oregon.gov/archives/Pages/archives-month.aspx

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Dennis Richardson