96th Infantry Division

Deadeyes Heritage Fund

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for
Founders Day Weekend
in Adair Village, Oregon 
August 16 - 18, 2019

Additional information about hotel reservations and the weekend’s schedule of events is posted on this page below.



This year, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of the closing of the Oregon army post (Camp Adair) that opened in 1942, and also the 50th anniversary of the closing of the air station (Adair Air Force Station) that occupied the site beginning in 1957. The 96th Infantry Division Deadeyes trained at the Camp Adair facilities. The Adair Living History organization invites all to come to where the Deadeye story began. You are invited to participate in the celebration and memorial activities on Friday, August 16, 2019 through Sunday, August 18, 2019, being held in conjunction with the City of Adair Village Founders Day Celebration. Adair Village is located 8 miles north of Corvallis, Oregon and 75 miles south of Portland, Oregon.

For additional information or if you are planning to attend, please contact Matt Helget, WW2 Historian / Living Historian, Adair Living History, Inc., at: matt_helget2@yahoo.com 


Adair Village Founders Day - Hotel Information:




FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019

Official Deadeyes Adair Village Founders Day Hotel is the

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, Corvallis, Oregon


Although the event hotel group rate date has passed, the hotel still has rooms available at their regular rates. Please contact the hotel for reservation information.


Adair Village Founders Day Group Rate: $129 per night, plus tax 

Group Code: AVF


Group Rate Available:

Start Date: Thursday, August 15, 2019

End Date: Monday, August 19, 2019

Last Day to Book: Friday, July 26, 2019


Hotel Location and Reservations Contact Information:

Holiday Inn Express

781 NE 2nd Street

Corvallis, Oregon 97330

(541) 752-0800

Hotel website - Click here

The Holiday Inn Express Corvallis - On The River is within walking distance of historic downtown Corvallis’ shops and restaurants. This recently renovated Holiday Inn Express is a convenient location for your trip to Adair Village and the Willamette Valley of Oregon.


Guests at the hotel can enjoy the picturesque scenery of the Willamette River from the comfort of their room, or by strolling along the riverfront walking path. Enjoy the complimentary Express Start breakfast each morning, along with freshly baked cookies and milk every night. Relax in the heated indoor pool and whirlpool, or work out in the fitness center. Internet access is available in all rooms.

Adair Village Founders Day - Event Weekend:

Arrival Friday, August 16, 2019 – Departure Sunday, August 18, 2019

Deadeyes Event Schedule (tentative):
Friday, August 16 –
Driving tour of the training facility
Tour of the Polk County Museum
Return to Corvallis
Visit Monument Park
Group dinner
Saturday, August 17 –
4th Annual Adair Village Founders Day
     11:00 am – 3:00 pm, East Barracks Building and City Hall grounds
     History of the City of Adair Village
     Documents and artifacts
     East Barracks tour
     Uniformed WWII re-enactors and displays
     Adair Air Force Station (SAGE) display
     Gary Richards and the Great Chapel Hunt
     Meet WWII Veterans who trained at Camp Adair
     South Willamette Honor flight
     Activities for kids
     Merchant booths
BBQ lunch at noon
Group dinner
Sunday, August 18 –
Camp Adair Memorial Garden ceremony
Farewell until we meet again