Moro, OR – Teddy’s coming!
“Teddy Roosevelt’s Oregon Roadshow,” a live performance by historical impersonator Joe Wiegand, will visit Moro for a presentation for the community on May 13, 2013 as part of a six-day tour of schools, museums, and historical societies across Oregon.
The tour is organized by the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) and sponsored by Wells Fargo.
The Sherman County Historical Society and Museum will be hosting Teddy’s performance in Moro, which begins at 8:30 AM in the Sherman Junior/Senior High School Gymnasium (65912 High School Loop, Moro, OR, 97039). The events is free and open to the public; for questions, please call 541.565.3232.
The tour will also include stops in Newport, Baker City, Philomath, Reedsport, Coos Bay, Pendleton, Astoria, The Dalles and Portland, among other cities. Teddy will be accompanied by OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk and Wells Fargo History Museum Manager Steven Greenwood
In 2012, Teddy entertained and educated Oregonians of all ages in his premiere tour of the state. Wiegand traveled more than 1,000 miles last year and made presentations in 12 cities, from Portland to Prineville.
“OHS is thrilled to again partner with Wells Fargo to bring this educational experience to schools and historical organizations throughout the region,” said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk.
Wiegand has been bringing T.R. to life for years with his unparalleled grasp of history and uncanny resemblance to the 26th president. His depth of knowledge about the personal anecdotes in Roosevelt’s life make his audiences feel they are truly in the presence of the former U.S. president and adventurer.
“So many of T.R.’s contemporaries testify to the way he entertained audiences with inspirational and humorous stories from his youth, his ranching days, Cuba and the Presidency,” Wiegand said. “I really enjoy sharing T.R.’s funny stories of life in the White House with six kids and telling anecdotes from his many adventures, from bear hunts to the Panama Canal, from Africa to the Amazon.”
At each stop, Greenwood will also talk about Wells Fargo’s lengthy history in Oregon, which dates back to its founding in 1852.
“Wells Fargo is celebrating its 161st anniversary this year. We’ve never lost sight of our history and the role Wells Fargo played in our country’s development of the West,” said Greenwood. “We’re grateful to the Oregon Historical Society for organizing this unique educational experience.”
About the Oregon Historical Society
The Society has served as Oregon’s primary research collection and museum about Oregon history since 1898. OHS has an extensive collection of historical pieces, including over 85,000 artifacts and 3 million photographs and films. It safeguards and presents Oregon’s history through a museum, research library, traveling exhibits, school programs and website content.
About Wells Fargo
Founded in 1852 by Henry Wells and William Fargo, Wells Fargo operates 11 free history museums around the nation, including Portland, and a mobile history museum that travels to community events throughout the nation. For more information about the Portland museum or to schedule a group tour there, call Greenwood at (503) 886-1102. More information about Wells Fargo’s history is also posted on wellsfargohistory.com.