The Burrows Museum and staff will host an open house and annual autumn social on Friday, Oct. 19. This casual event marks the 40th anniversary of the Burrows House as a museum.
In 1895, John and Susan Burrows built their Victorian home on a popular footpath that connected Newport’s Bayfront with Nye Beach. The Burrows House was briefly their home, later a rooming house, then spent decades as a funeral parlor. It was moved to its current location, at 545 SW Ninth St., in 1976 and has been a museum since 1978, longer than any other use of the structure.
This relaxed event is a fun way to spend an autumn evening and learn about local history. Enjoy Burrows Museum exhibits, chat with staff and mingle with friends, old and new. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
For more information, call 541-265-7509 or go online at www.oregoncoasthistory.org.