Membership – Ezra Meeker Life Member (Join)


Ezra Meeker Membership in OCTA for life


This membership level is named for Oregon Territory pioneer Ezra Meeker, who followed the Oregon Trail in 1852 with his young wife and infant son. In 1906-07, Meeker single-handedly led the first effort to gain historic status for these emigrant roads when he retraced his route in reverse with a team of oxen and a covered wagon. He retraced the trail later by rail, auto, and air in 1924.

Ezra Meeker Society memberships can be for an individual or for a family. As a member of this society you will receive a plaque signifying your willingness to help sustain Meeker’s vision. You will also receive an Ezra Meeker Life Member lapel pin, and a permanent 15% discount on all OCTA merchandise.

Additionally, you receive the following benefits for life: You are entitled to two votes in OCTA’s annual elections. You will receive the Overland Journal, OCTA’s quarterly scholarly journal and News From The Plains, OCTA’s quarterly newsletter. You may also choose two free publications from selected stock (OCTA publications only). You are invited to OCTA annual conventions and symposia.

As at all levels of membership, you have the opportunity to join a local OCTA chapter, and you will have access to a members-only section of OCTA’s website (