KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon – The history of the Klamath County Fairgrounds will be explored in a presentation to be offered at 6:00 p.m. Thursday July 14in the Blue Building at the fairgrounds.

This year marks 100 years since the county acquired farmland on South Sixth Street to create a fairground. In the years that followed, countless events were held on the fairgrounds where the buildings and facilities were continually upgraded.

“Our county fairgrounds have been the center of social life in our community for a century,” said Klamath County Museum Director Todd Kepple, who will join fairgrounds staff in making Thursdaythe presentation. “We will share a photographic history of structures that have come and gone, and some of the many people who have given their time and energy to support fair activities.”

A large wooden building with a barrel roof was the main exhibition hall of the fairgrounds for the first 50 years. More modern and much larger facilities have been built in recent years.

ThursdayThe program is free and open to anyone interested. Refreshments will be served. Anyone with memories of events or activities at the fairgrounds is encouraged to share stories with museum and fairgrounds staff on Thursday.

For more information, contact the Klamath County Museum at (541) 882-1000.

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