As part of the Eugene community, the University of Oregon is participating in the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the city’s founding. Eugene became a city on October 17, 1862, thanks to the efforts of Eugene Skinner. The UO was founded just 14 years later, in 1876.
To help commemorate the founding of the city, the UO has contributed to a public art installation that will be unveiled at 11:45 a.m., Saturday, October 20, at the corners of E. 13th Ave. and Alder St. in the west university business district. The city will host a party immediately following the unveiling at Eugene Skinner Cabin in Skinner Butte Park.
The UO also contributed an ad to the Register-Guard’s commemorative edition, Eugene@150, to congratulate the City of Eugene on 150 years.
To learn more about Eugene’s history and its 150 year celebration, visit the city’s website.