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

This year marks 100 years since the county acquired farmland on South Sixth Street to create a fairgrounds. In the years since, countless events have been staged on the fairgrounds where buildings and facilities have been continually improved.

“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 with fairgrounds personnel to make Thursday’s presentation. “We’ll be sharing a photo history of the structures that have come and gone, and just a few of many people who have devoted their time and energy to support fair activities.”

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

Thursday’s 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.