Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers is a nonprofit pioneer heritage association that was organized and incorporated on June 13, 1901. The principal place of meeting and business is Portland, Oregon.
All direct-line descendants of Pioneers who arrived and settled in the early Oregon Country, Oregon Territory, or Washington Territory prior to Oregon statehood, February 14, 1859, are eligible for membership. The current membership of 1,100 members extends world-wide.
The purpose of the organization shall be the association together in one central organization of the worthy descendants of the Pioneers of Oregon for social, literary and other purposes of mutual benefit, and to perpetuate in the minds of it's members and their descendants the memories of those intrepid pioneers who founded our civil and military government and pioneered our basic industries. The aims of the organization are to preserve the pioneer-related historic sites and help restore them to their original condition in so far as possible without sacrificing any of their historic significance.
A number of events and activities are available to members, including the annual statehood banquet, annual membership meeting, rose tea, annual picnic at Champoeg State Park, History Series presentations, tours of historic sites, genealogical research, and preservation and restoration of pioneer-related historic sites through donations and volunteer efforts. The popular newsletter, SDOP NEWS, is published five times a year and is mailed to each member.
For membership information and requests for application forms, please contact:
Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers
P.O. Box 6685
Portland, OR 97228
or e-mail: Merle G. Miller - email@example.com