Open house and autumn social on Oct. 19

The Burrows Museum has been sharing Lincoln County’s history for the past 40 years. An open house and autumn social will be held at the museum on Friday, Oct. 19. This picture shows the Burrows House in 1976, before it was moved to its current location. (Courtesy photo)

Burrows Museum marks 40th anniversary

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.



  • 5:30 p.m. — A brief annual meeting in the Carriage House. All society members are encouraged to attend and vote on a slate of board officers. A presentation on the history of the Burrows House by LCHS Director Steve Wyatt will follow.
  • 6:15 p.m. — 40th anniversary Burrows House Museum Open House. A cookie buffet, cider, coffee and a special one-day-only book sale with more than 100 titles from the gift shop — 60 percent discount for members; 50 percent for non-members.
  • 7 p.m. — Log Cabin Tour. Get a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the historical society’s vast archives and research library led by LCHS Curator Krissy Sonniksen.  

For more information, call 541-265-7509 or go online at


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