Oregon State Archives in the News
State Constitution to be on Display
The 1857 Oregon Constitution will be on display in the rotunda of the State Capitol from February 12th to 14th as the state observes the 150th anniversary of statehood. The document is normally housed at the Oregon State Archives.
The original 1857 constitution and a journal of the proceedings of the state constitutional convention in Salem will be in a locked case at the Capitol.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 12-13, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14.
In preparation to see the constitution, Oregonians are encouraged to learn more about the creation of the document by exploring the Crafting the Oregon Constitution Web exhibit.
The exhibit looks at the development of the Oregon Constitution, particularly events surrounding the 1857 constitutional convention. In the process, it examines life, politics, and important issues in the years before and after the convention. It also looks at how the constitution has evolved during the 150 years since the convention.