The Rough Rider Returns!

April 27 - May 1, 2015


Sponsored by Wells Fargo, the Teddy Roosevelt Oregon Roadshow brings famed Teddy recreator Joe Wiegand to schools and historical societies across the state. 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 OHS and Wells Fargo decided to make the Roadshow an annual event. Over 2013 & 2014, Joe traveled another 2,500 miles across our great state, entertaining audiences of all ages in every corner of Oregon.


2015 Roadshow Schedule


Monday, April 27, 2015

9 a.m.

Roosevelt High School

Portland, Oregon


10:15 a.m.

The Madeleine School

Portland, Oregon

1:15 p.m.

Jefferson High School

Jefferson, Oregon


6 p.m.

Willamette Heritage Center Public Event!

1313 Mill Street Southeast | Salem, Oregon

Tickets are $20 if purchased by April 20 ($15 for WHC members) and admission includes locally made pie, coffee, and conversation; purchase tickets by contacting Amy Vandegrift at 503.585.7012 x253 or | More Information


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

9 a.m.

Aloha High School

Aloha, Oregon


11 a.m.

St. Mary’s Home for Boys

Beaverton, Oregon


2 p.m.

Horizon Christian School

Tualatin, Oregon


7 p.m.

Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum Public Event!

First Congregational Church

1126 SW Park Avenue | Portland, Oregon

Tickets start at $22.50 | Buy Tickets Now


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

8:40 a.m.

Jesuit High School

Portland, Oregon


7 p.m.

Chehalem Cultural Center Public Event!

415 E Sheridan Street | Newberg, Oregon

Central Ballroom

Free Admission | More Information


Thursday, April 30, 2015

11:30 a.m.

Deschutes Public Library,
Downtown Bend Branch
Public Event! 

601 NW Wall Street | Bend, Oregon

Hosted by the Deschutes County Historical Society

Free Admission


6:30 p.m.

Bowman Museum Public Event!

246 N Main Street | Prineville, Oregon (Community Room)

Free Admission


Friday, May 1, 2015

8 a.m.

Madras High School

Madras, Oregon

11:30 a.m.

Oregon Fairs Association Spring Leadership Conference

Hood River, Oregon


7 p.m.

Rainier Junior & Senior High School History Club

Rainier, Oregon


About Joe Wiegand

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


During May 2014, Teddy traveled the state of Oregon, visiting:


2013 Appearances:



2012 Appearances:


David McCullough – The Wright Brothers
Teddy Roosevelt's Oregon Roadshow
Classroom & Group Visits
Traveling Trunk Program
Mark O. Hatfield Distinguished Historians Forum
Past Programs
Digital History Projects
Tom McCall
Oral Histories
Oregon History Day
Oregon History Project
Focus on Oregon History