Join & Support

member_medalThe Lincoln County Historical Society was formed in 1948 to preserve the history of the county. The Society administers the Burrows House Museum, Log Cabin Research Library, and the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center in Newport.

The Oregon Coast History Center Foundation was formed to encourage education of Lincoln County residents and visitors about the history of the Pacific Coast, in particular, Lincoln County. Both the Foundation and Society are 501 (c) 3 organizations registered in the State of Oregon.

The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is generating tremendous excitement. The opportunity to leave a legacy in a project of such significance is rare. You can play a part in building this unique facility and benefit our region for generations to come.

The Society offers a variety of ways to participate financially. We ask you to join the many contributors who have already stepped forward to help. All memberships, donations, and gifts are tax deductible.

swash_accentHistorical Society Membership

Memberships are the foundation of the Lincoln County Historical Society today just as they were when it was founded in 1948. Your support helps in getting grants, preserving objects of historical value including structures, mounting exhibits, and maintaining a research library.

As a member, you will receive free admission to both of our museums: the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center and the 1895 Burrows House Museum. Members also receive 10 % off in the Museum Store (consignment items are excluded from discounts), digital newsletter communications and invitations to special events and public programs.

A wide range of businesses and individuals support the Society with their membership donations. If you are already a member of the Lincoln County Historical Society, please consider a gift membership for a friend or an additional donation.

If you have questions about membership or any of the services of the Lincoln County
Historical Society, call 541-265-7509.



We now have Enhanced Membership Benefits

Being a member of the Lincoln County Historical Society has its perks!

We are a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. LCHS Museum Members who join at the Patron-level or higher will be rewarded with reciprocal benefits at 1,200+ institutions nationwide with a few additional in US Territories and other countries, including free or reduced admission. If you travel outside of Lincoln County this special benefit pays for itself quickly!

Your new LCHS membership card will feature a special NARM sticker that will provide you with free or reduced admission and museum store discounts just like when you visit us at home! It is truly a great deal, and we hope you will consider taking advantage of it.

If you have already renewed your membership at your old level and you would like to upgrade to qualify for the NARM benefits, just pay the difference and we will give you the upgrade.

Click on this link to see which museums participate in the NARM program.


swash_accentMake A Donation

Donations are key in supporting the Lincoln County Historical Society. Your donations help in supporting programs, maintaining our museums and collections, and planning our new Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donations are tax deductible.

Download A Donation Form to Drop Off or Mail →


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swash_accentVolunteer Opportunities year-round:

Volunteers give their time, talents, and other resources to keep the Lincoln County Historical Society successful in fulfilling its mission. The opportunities are great with efforts continuing to plan the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, catalog artifacts, mount new exhibits, republish several books and continue the regular research, programming, tours, and other activities of the Society.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please call 541-265-7509.


Donate to The Oregon Cultural Trust

As you donate to or join any of Oregon’s 1,100 arts, heritage and humanities nonprofits, make a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural trust. Receive an Oregon state tax credit of up to $500 for individuals, $1000 for couples, or $2500 for corporations – plus contribute to a vibrant Oregon culture. Donors are building a $200 million endowment that benefits every corner of Oregon and provides grants for historic preservation, public broadcasting, libraries and literacy programs, museums of all kinds, and the performing arts.

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For more information, call 503-986-0088 or visit