OTEC issues $8,400 rebate check

OTEC's Nancy Van Sickle, right, presents Liberty Foundation Board Co-Chair Dale Mammen and Executive Director Kelly Ducote with the rebate check.

The Liberty Theatre Foundation is thrilled to have installed its replica blade sign in November 2015. Just this week, Oregon Trail Electric Consumers Cooperative came to visit the Liberty in order to issue an $8,400 rebate check for the Foundation’s

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Kelly Ducote named Executive Director

Kelly Ducote has been named Executive Director of the Liberty Theatre Foundation, the nonprofit working to restore the historic downtown La Grande theater. Ducote began work in her position Jan. 25. She holds a degree in journalism and political science from

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Crowdfunding raises $2,105!

The Liberty Theatre Foundation would like to thank all of our donors and supporters of our first even crowdfunding campaign. We are so proud of how our community stepped up and made this possible! Stay tuned for updates and information

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Next Weekend: An Old-Fashioned Dessert Social

Who doesn’t like a little dessert on a warm summer evening? Next weekend, head over to the Market Place downtown La Grande and join us for a special summer fundraiser to support the restoration of the Liberty Theatre’s facade. Volunteers

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Sign Crowd-Funding Campaign Launched

This Monday the Liberty Theatre Foundation launched its first-ever online crowd-funding campaign! With a modest goal of $2,000, we are hoping to raise a portion of the fund necessary to recreate the Liberty’s iconic 1940s era eagle sign and place

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Frederick Mercy’s Many Liberty Theatres

Theaters all around the country sport the name “Liberty.” If they do not now, some likely were named Liberty at some point in their history. Liberty is a common theater name, much like Star, State, Dime, Gem, Fox and even,

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What is “Vaudeville”?

The Liberty Theatre was originally opened in 1910 as the Orpheum Theatre and became the Arcade in 1915. In those early days the theater housed primarily live performances and a few silent films.  If you have ever taken a tour

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Corporate Volunteer Programs

What do Starbucks, AT&T, UPS and Bank of America all have in common? They are just some of many companies in our area that have corporate volunteer programs. That’s right! Many corporate companies offer incentives to encourage their employees to

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Miller Foundation Awards Liberty $15,000

This past month the Liberty Theatre Foundation was the recipient of a 3-year, $15,000 grant from the Miller Foundation! This grant will be used to help our board and staff raise funds for our capital campaign. It will allow us

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All’s Well That Ends Well at the Stage Door

Creative artists are not strangers to the Stage Door Theater. Over the last three years it was the home of plays, improv, comedians, musicians of numerous genres, lectures, films and so much more. However, this April, the Stage Door Theater

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