The Rough Rider Returns!

May 19-22, 2014


"Teddy Roosevelt's Oregon Roadshow," a live performance by historical recreator Joe Wiegand, returns for his third year for a statewide tour of schools, museums, and historical societies.


Sponsored by Wells Fargo, the tour will make stops in Brownsville, Dallas, Newberg, Tillamook, Roseburg, Rickreall, and Portland, among other cities.


In 2012, Wiegand entertained and educated Oregonians of all ages in his premiere tour of the state. He traveled more than 1,000 miles and made presentations in 12 cities, from Portland to Prineville. The tour was such a success that he returned last year and traversed another 1,500 miles, visiting schools and museums from Bend to Newport.


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. Learn more about Teddy at

Schedule of Events

Confirmed as of 4.11.14


Monday, May 19


Dallas High School

1 PM, presentation to students


Presentation organized by the Polk County Historical Museum

Details Coming Soon!


Tuesday, May 20


Breakfast for Lake Oswego Schools Foundation

7:30 AM


Lakeridge High School

9:15 AM, presentation to students


Portland After-School Tennis & Education

3 PM, presentation to students


Boy and Girls Club of Portland

4 PM, presentation to students


Speaker at the Oregon Historical Society’s Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum

7PM at the First Congregational Church

1126 SW Park Avenue, Portland, 97205

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Wednesday, May 21


Central Linn High School

10 AM, presentation to students


Presentation for the City of Brownsville

Organized by the Linn County Historical Museum

11:30 AM at the Brownsville Community Church

198 Washburn Street, Brownsville, 97327

Free will donations accepted. Funds will be used for restoration projects at the Linn County Historical Museum.


Presentation organized by the Umpqua Valley Museums

Details Coming Soon!


Thursday, May 22


Self Enhancement, Inc.

9:15 AM, presentation to students


St. Mary’s Home for Boys

11 AM, presentation to students


Five Rivers Assisted Living and Retirement Community, Tillamook

4 PM, presentation to residents


Presentation for Tillamook Community

Organized by the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum

7 PM at the Tillamook Main Library Community Room

1716 Third Street, Tillamook 97141

Free and open to the public


Teddy Roosevelt’s Oregon Roadshow
Tom McCall
Oral Histories
Oregon History Project
Oregon Black History Series
Oregon History Day
Traveling Trunk Program
Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum