The Lincoln County Historical Society
A History of Preserving History
On April 2, 1948, 26 people met as the first members of the Lincoln County Historical Society. Their first goals included publishing excerpts from Lt. Theodore Talbot’s diary of his visit in 1849 to the area and preserving Yaquina Bay Lighthouse for use as a museum. Over the next decade, those goals were met, as well as many others.
The Society focuses on the same goals established early by its members: to preserve, publish, and educate. The Society maintains two historic structures, the Burrows House and the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on Newport’s historic Bayfront, as well as the Log Cabin Research Library. The Society preserves the state’s largest collection of artifacts from Oregon’s central coast. For more information, call 541-265-7509.
Lincoln County Historical Society
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Bud Shoemake
Past President: Bob Olson
Vice President: Frank Geltner
Treasurer: James Bassingthwaite
Secretary: John Baker