Special Event     

Mark O. Hatfield Centennial Celebration



Tuesday, July 12, 2022
11AM – 1PM

  • Family-friendly

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205
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Event Type: Special EventAudience(s): Family-friendlyLocation: Portland

In a remarkable 46-year career in elected office, Mark O. Hatfield earned a reputation as the most respected and influential politician in Oregon’s history. First elected as an Oregon State Representative in 1950 at the age of 28, Hatfield never lost an election and would go on to serve Oregon as a state senator, secretary of state, governor, and a United States senator.

On July 12, 2022 — what would have been Senator Hatfield’s 100th birthday — a number of speakers, including former Oregon governors Barbara Roberts and Ted Kulongoski, will share their memories of working with Senator Hatfield. The traveling exhibit, The Call of Public Service: The Life and Legacy of Mark O. Hatfield, which premiered at OHS one year ago on July 12, 2021, before traveling to museums and heritage organizations around the state, will also be back on view at OHS. 

Following the program, attendees can enjoy root beer floats — Senator Hatfield’s favorite — on the outdoor Bishop Terrace, with ice cream donated by Salt & Straw! In honor of the Senator’s 100th birthday, admission to the museum will be free all day.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible