Celebrate 150 Years

The Grange was founded on December 4, 1867 in Washington, D.C. as an organization for farmers.

The National Grange urges each Grange to celebrate the 150th anniversary in its own way sometime between December 1 and 4, 2017.

Watch this page of reports of what Granges in Oregon are doing to celebrate 150 years!


Grange Legacy Family Commendation

In honor of the Grange’s 150th birthday, the National Grange is starting the Grange Legacy Family Recognition program to honor those families who have five or more generations of Grange members.

“We give recognition to individuals who have been a Grange member for 25, 50, 75, 80, and  even 90 years, and we want to recognize families and encourage the next generation to keep up with that and keep that legacy going,” said Huber.

If your family qualifies, print this application and send it to the National Grange office. It must be received by October 5, 2017 for your family to be recognized this year. Anyone can nominate family, including family members themselves, but they must include information as to who was a member of what Grange with clear five-generation or more lineage. An online application is also available on the National Grange website.

The first honorees will be recognized at National Convention in Spokane, Washington in November. The family will receive a certificate, and each family member can receive a copy upon request.

 Four-Minute Movie Contest

Break out your video cameras or even your smart phones and help us tell your Grange story through the medium of film!

All entries will be judged on content, quality, and creativity. The top seven videos will be part of a social media popularity vote August 15 – August 31, 2017, with the top three favorites moving on to the finalist round at National Session in Spokane, Washington on November 11, 2017. The top three finalist submissions will receive up-to a $200 travel stipend, Friday and Saturday night accommodations (one room per submission finalist) at the 151st Annual Session of the National Grange in Spokane, Washington and two tickets to the Celebration banquet where the winning movies will be shown and first, second, and third place awards announced!

  • First Place: $1000 Cash Prize!
  • Second Place: $500 Cash Prize!
  • Third Place: $250 Cash Prize!

There are no limits to the themes of your four-minute movie as long as it showcases Grange!

  • June 1, 2017: submission open
  • August 4, 2017: submission close, midnight PST
  • August 15 – August 31, 2017: Top seven finalist popularity voting contest
  • September 1, 2017: Top three finalist announced
  • November 11, 2017: Prizes awarded at National Grange Celebration Banquet

150th Sesquicentennial Information Packet

This sesquicentennial year is an important milestone in the history of our great organization. The Sesquicentennial committee has researched and compiled a packet of interesting information designed to assist Granges in making the most of the opportunity to learn about and to celebrate the rich history of Grange. The packet contains interesting historical facts, short biographies of important Grange leaders as well as suggested ways to celebrate. Lecturers or any other Grange member who is in charge of sesquicentennial events should find the information very helpful.

How Oregon Granges are Celebrating

August 5 from 2-5 Kinton Grange is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Grange and the 100th Birthday of Kinton Grange with a FREE ice cream social, carnival games, dancing, and pictorial history of Kinton Grange.  19015 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Beaverton 97007

Oregon’s Traveling Library Exhibit

The 150 Years of Grange timeline poster was first shown at the Corvallis-Benton County Library April 16-30. Their large display case also held the logo, motto, ballot box, gavel, document seal, officer sashes and badges, emblems, books, and newspapers.

From there it traveled to:

May Philomath Community Library
Sandy Public Library
June Albany Main Library
Oregon State Grange Convention
July Albany Carnegie Library
Lane County Fair
Rainier Public Library (7/25-8/23)
Great Oregon Steam Up (7/29-30)

Here’s its future schedule:

August Hermiston Public Library
Great Oregon Steam Up (8/5-8/6)
Log Cabin Oregon State Fair (8/25-9/4)
September Baker County Main Branch
Forest Grove City Library
Bandon Public Library
October Southern Oregon Historical Society Research Library
Silver Falls Public Library
November Eugene Public Library
Phoenix Public Library
December Eugene Public Library
Lowell City Library
January-March Washington County Museum
April 28-June 24 Multnomah Central Library

To schedule the exhibit at your library, contact webmaster@orgrange.org  

Send feedback to webmaster@orgrange.org