Join Oregon, our national parks and other communities across the nation by ringing a bell at noon on Thursday, April 9, 2015

April 8, 2015

 

Oregon Civil War Sesquicentennial commemorates the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's 2nd Inauguration and his immortal address on March 4, 1865

March 4, 2015


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December 28, 2015 marks the sesquicentennial of the capture of Oregon galvanized yankee Peter Jones Knapp at Egypt Station, Mississippi by Union Gen. Grierson's troops

February 28, 2015


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Free Civil War Lecture to be held at Portland's Hollywood Library on February 18, 2015

February 18, 2015


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Members of Oregon's Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission participates in the inaugural National Readathon Day

January 25, 2015


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"Sundays in the Park with Lincoln" free guided tour in downtown Portland, Oregon on April 6, 2014

April 6, 2014


Join the Oregon Civil War Sesquicentennial as their volunteers conduct guided tours of the Civil War-related heritage art in downtown Portland. The next one will take place on Sunday, April 6 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The tour is free of charge and open to the public.Subsequent tours will take place on the following Sundays, April 13 and April 20,2014.

Oregon is home to many heritage pieces connected to the Civil War, reflecting the post-war diaspora that brought almost 20,000 Civil War veterans ...

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Learn more about our 16th President and Portland's Civil War heritage art during these free guided tours by the Oregon Civil War 150th!

April 1, 2014

Join the Oregon Civil War Sesquicentennial as their volunteers conduct guided tours of the Civil War-related heritage art in downtown Portland. The next one will take place on Sunday, March 30 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. The tour is free of charge and open to the public and will start at the base of the Lincoln Statue in the South Park Blocks. Subsequent tours will take place on the following Sundays, April 6 and April 13, 2014 at the same time.

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A Proper Ending to the third year of the Oregon Civil War Sesquicentennial

March 29, 2014
The last 17 days of the third full year commemorating the Oregon Civil War Sesquicentennial are chock full of special programs  dealing with the events, soldiers and personalities of the War between the States. This is in keeping with commemorations taking place during the first part of March 2014 in the city of Portland and throughout the state of Oregon.

The Beaverton Historical Society presented on Tuesday, March 11 a timely program on "The Civil War- This Country's Most Devastating War"  b...
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REPORT OF THE OREGON CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION ABOUT EVENTS TAKING PLACE DURING THE LAST HALF OF FEBRUARY 2014

February 14, 2014

February 2014  marks the 205th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday which was celebrated in Oregon this year on February 12 with a wreath-laying ceremony and readings about our 16th President at Lincoln Square in downtown Portland in the shadow of the Lincoln statue donated in 1928 to the city by Dr. Henry Waldo Coe. 

150 years ago this week, Abraham Lincoln was preparing for his 55th birthday on the 9th of February by patiently sitting for several photographs taken in Mathew Brady’s ...


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Lone Fir Cemetery's Civil War and "Gettysburg Address" Tour will launch a week celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's immortal speech

November 17, 2013
Today's Civil War Cemetery tour at Portland's Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery will launch a week of programs and special events honoring the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address taking place throughout the state of Oregon. 

A program by the Oregon Civil War 150th Commission, the November 17, 2013 walking tour of Lone Fir will start at one p.m. in the central plaza of the 30-acre cemetery, Dominating the plaza at one end is a Soldier's Monument was dedicated 110 years ago. In the southwe...
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