On Saturday, February 11, GeerCrest Farm & Historical Society had the privilege of tabling in the State Capitol Building at the Celebration of Oregon’s 158th birthday. We were in good company with representatives from the Gilbert House Children’s Museum, Champoeg State Park, and the Willamette Heritage Center also there.
While showcasing our history, we also used the event to advertise our educational camps and monthly farm dinners. A great deal of interest was shown in these activities as we ran out of fliers and pamphlets before the day was done.
Our friends Mark and Donna Hinds were there in association with Champoeg and Mark was dressed to impersonate Governor TT Geer with his bicycle. Outside the building was a replica stage coach and covered wagon, with demonstrations of blacksmithing and log cabin construction. Entertainment in the rotunda included old time fiddlers and square dancers.
Many of the exhibits included children’s activities which drew large crowds and inspired us for next year’s event.