35 NW Nye, Newport
The Newport Public Library is kicking off celebrations of its 100th year during September 2019. As part of our efforts to celebrate its centennial, they will be hosting a yearlong history series focusing the “history of” different partner organizations in Lincoln County on the third Wednesday of each month from September 2019-September 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the McEntee Meeting Room of the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street. This program will be an opportunity for different partner organizations to share their history with our community.
For our October “history of” presentation we welcome Lincoln County Historical Society Curator Krissy Sonniksen on Wednesday, October 16th from 6:00-7:00pm in the McEntee Meeting Room. Since 1948, LCHS has been preserving, publishing and educating the county about our local history. The Society maintains two historic structures: The Burrows House Museum and the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center as well as the Log Cabin Research Library. Krissy will speak on the variety of researchers and guests that visit the museums and how the collection can lead to discovery, enlightenment and answers to lifelong queries. LCHS preserves the state’s largest collection of artifacts, from Oregon’s central coast, and it is within this collection that we learn even more about the people and places that make Lincoln County such a wonderful and beautiful place to live.
Krissy Sonniksen has been the curator at LCHS for nearly two years and before was down south at the Klamath County Museums. Krissy graduated from the University of Oregon, where she was also on the cross country/track team, in 2002 and from the University of Edinburgh in 2007 both with degrees in Art History.
This history program is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.newportlibrary.org or call 541-265-2153.