Champoeg Historical Pageant

Oregon Statehood Pageant


1800s stagecoach overland journey reenactment

Reenactment of a typical mid 1800s overland journey in honor of the 150th anniversary of Oregon statehood; photo by Oregon Department of Transportation on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Official Statehood Pageant of Oregon

Oregon designated the Champoeg Historical Pageant as "the official pageant of Oregon statehood" in 1987. Oregon also recognizes an official outdoor pageant (Happy Canyon Indian Pageant & Wild West Show). All State Holidays & Events

Champoeg State Park is the birthplace of Oregon, located where the provisional government for the Oregon Territory was first established in 1843. An amphitheater was constructed in 1993 in Champoeg State Park to stage the annual historical pageant, which is sponsored by the Friends of Historic Champoeg.



1959 Oregon Statehood Centennial 4¢ postage stamp; photo by Rob Weir on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

Oregon Statehood Centennial postage stamp


Landmarks of the Old Oregon Country -- Champoeg -- Road to Statehood -- Program 8 - FINAL