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Featured Event: U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Whistle Stop at the Oregon State Capitol

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On Tuesday, November 13 , from 10 a.m.​ to noon we will be hosting a "Whistle Stop" for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree.
This is a fun, free and family-friendly event featuring:

    • 80 foot Noble Fir tree from the Willamette National Forest on display
    • Photo opportunities with Smokey Bear and JR Beaver 
    • Choral performance at 10:30 a.m. by the Sonshine Christian School Choir
    • Public invited to sign the Christmas Card to the Nation
    • and more!

 

November

 


              

Tour Your Capitol and Parks

November 1-30 (Monday – Friday, excluding holidays) Free

Weekday building tours start at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda until November 12. Free. Self-guided building tours from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free.​ State Capitol State Park self-guided walking tour. Dawn to dusk. Free. Portions of State Capitol State Park are not available due to construction.

 

Jovencio De La Paz's "Every Stitch in the World of Flames" in the Governor's Ceremonial Office

October 1 to November 29, Free

Jovencio De la Paz explores how textile processes—such as weaving, dye and stitchwork—intersect with broader concerns of language, histories of colonization, migrancy, ancient technology and speculative futures. Confronting issues of embodiment and disembodiment, his current work employs a hand-operated digital TC2 Jacquard loom to create textiles that exist between the physicality of cloth and the ephemeral states of digital. His work in "Every Stitch in the World of Flames" capitalizes on the lineage that unites hand-looms, punch-card Jacquard looms and IBM's early punch-card computers. The resulting textiles are familiar in their tactility and surface, but alien in their digital geometries and pixelated distortions. For more information, see www.oregonartscommission.org. ​

Exhibit: World War I -- An Oregon Perspective

November 1 to 14, Galleria, Free

A display that showcases some of the sights and stories of World War I from an Oregon perpective will be showcased in the Capitol Galleria. This exhibit is brought to you by the Oregon Department of Veteran's Affairs and sponsored by the Capitol History Gateway, a project of the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.

 

A Tribute to Veterans

Friday, November 9, Noon to 2 p.m.   Free

Pay tribute to our military veterans at our annual event. The presentation of the colors, a choral performance, an exhibit, and a speaker series presentation will be on this year's program.

 


 

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 p.m. Free

Help kick off Holidays at the Capitol with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. A musical performance will transpire from 5 to 5:30 p.m. before the tree lighting ceremony begins. This fun-filled night delights families with a visit from Santa, the Grand Tree coming alive with lights, a model railroad train, free refreshments and more! This event is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.

 

 

 

Holidays at the Capitol

November 28-December 22 (Monday – Friday, excluding holidays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Free

The Capitol Rotunda is filled with sounds of the season with visiting choirs throughout the state. There is chair seating available and Capitol holiday decor is sure to add to your visit!  This event is sponsored by the Oregon State Capitol Foundation.

 

 
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December

 


Tour Your Capitol and Parks

December 1-30 (Monday – Friday, excluding holidays) Free

No guided building tours in the month of December. Self-guided building tours from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free.​ State Capitol State Park self-guided walking tour. Dawn to dusk. Free. Portions of State Capitol State Park are not available due to construction.

 

Attend an Event at Your Capitol

Stacy Nalley

Public Outreach Coordinator

503-986-1392

 

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