Battle of the Bars – March 20, 2020 CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to concerns over COVID-19 and the Governor’s ban through April 8, 2020, on large public gatherings, the Battle of the Bars event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Hall of Fame News

Round-Up & Happy Canyon Hall of Fame receives COVID-19 relief grant – Sept. 28, 2020

The Hall of Fame was awarded $9,491 from the Oregon Cultural Trust’s Coronavirus Relief Fund Cultural Support Grant. The grant funding will help offset the revenue the Hall of Fame lost in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Click here for the full story.

Hall of Fame announces 2021 Inductees – July 15, 2020

Three individuals and a horse headline the latest list of inductees into the Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame. Welcomed in to the Hall are commentator and former Round-Up Champion Butch Knowles, long-time volunteer Jack Shaw, the late Mary Hines, and a horse named Badger. Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of the 2020 Round-Up & Happy Canyon events, the 2020 inductees will be honored in 2021. Click here for the full story.

Hall of Fame receives Wildhorse Grant for security cameras – May 10, 2019

The Pendleton Round-Up & Happy Canyon Hall of Fame is appreciative of the Wildhorse Foundation for awarding the Hall of Fame a $7,651 grant for a new security system to protect the 110 years of Round-Up & Happy Canyon memorabilia and artifacts in its museum. The old museum security camera system was antiquated and did not provide the necessary level of protection for the valuable and irreplaceable items inside the museum, leaving our museum and its memorabilia vulnerable. Thanks to the Wildhorse Foundation, the Hall of Fame was able to replace the old cameras with a new IP camera system, which includes new dome cameras (that provide 360 degree views) and storage to maintain footage. Thank you, Wildhorse Foundation!

RH Parker Foundation & United Finance Donate $50,000 to Round-Up & Happy Canyon Hall of Fame

On May 4th, 2018, Cyndi Zamudio presented the Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame with a $50,000 check from the RH Parker/United Finance Foundation for the purchase and implementation of interactive displays in the museum.

The R.H. Parker/United Finance Foundation was established in 1994 by Richard H. Parker, Jr and family with the purpose of furthering education and youth programs in the Pacific Northwest.

“The Hall of Fame is grateful for the generous contribution from the Parker Foundation which will enable our museum to add interactive touch screen history kiosks to our displays. These new pieces will provide an expanded experience for our museum visitors with video, text and photo components allowing visitors to dig deeper into the rich history of our events, competitors and volunteers. During the upcoming year we plan to build four interactive touch screen kiosks highlighting our famous bucking horse “War Paint,” “Competitors through the decades” “Round Up’s Hollywood/Stars Connection” and “Happy Canyon Regalia.” , said Patricia Dawson, Hall of Fame Exhibits Director.

Cyndi Zamudio of the RH Parker Foundation & United Finance Presents Hall of Fame Director Norm Kessler with a $50,000 check.

Western magazine recognizes Hall of Fame

The Pendleton Round-Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame received honorable mention in the September 2011 issue of True West Magazine.  The magazine is the oldest published Western Americana magazine and the September 2011 issue featured the “True West Museums of the year”

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