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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 06 February 2021

This year Oregon will celebrates its 162nd birthday on February 14 with a special online event from the Oregon State Capitol.

Everyone is invited to watch the activities and videos and to take part in a trivia quiz in the runup to February 14.

Join the event on Facebook event, or on February 12 you can visit the Oregon Legislature's website where all the posts will be gathered into one place.

The Oregon State Constitution, which is usually displayed in the Capitol Galleria, is available entirely online. The Oregon State Archives has uploaded two versions of the documents, the original handwritten constitution, and its contemporary typed version with amendments.

This year we will also showcase the first- through third-place winners of the “Why I Love Oregon” essay contest, which was coordinated by the Gilbert House Children’s Museum. Winning essayists have been asked to submit a video recital of their entry.

The Oregon State Capitol Foundation is the event’s presenting sponsor. Learn more about the Foundation.

For more information about the Oregon State Capitol and its programs and events, please visit the website or call Visitor Services at 503-986-1388.

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