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Christmas at Cape Blanco

Holiday splendor will be presented at the 29th annual Christmas opening of the historic Hughes House near Port Orford. On December 23,24,26,27,and 28, visitors will be treated to a very special viewing of the Victorian farmhouse built by pioneers Patrick and Jane Hughes. The 3,000 square foot, 11-room ranch home constructed of old growth Port Orford cedar will be decorated by various community organizations. The theme this year is simply “The Nativity”. The house was constructed in 1898 during the Victorian era (1837 to 1901). The matriarch Jane Hughes lived there until she died in 1923.

Homemade cookies and hot-spiced cider will be available. Entry to the Hughes House is by donation.

Open hours for the Hughes House are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Port Orford Area Historic Sites Open April 1

The Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Hughes House and the Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum will be open for tours starting April 1, from 10 to 3:30. Cape Blanco Heritage Society (CBHS) collaborates with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) to provide tours every day (except Tuesdays) through October 30.

Each site is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is located in beautiful settings with ocean views and hiking trails.

If you appreciate visiting these sites, please consider becoming a volunteer host for CBHS or OPRD. Contact CBHS at 541-332-0521 or OPRD at 541-332-6774 for more information.

Please take a moment and renew your membership or join CBHS today. A membership or individual donation plays a very important role in funding the Society’s interpretive and educational activities at all three sites. This membership links you to a special group of people who are dedicated to preserving and sharing the rich, historic legacy found in North Curry County, Oregon. As a member your benefits include the quarterly CBHS newsletter, a 10% discount at all 3 gift shops filled with history-related items plus knowing that your tax deductible donation is making a positive difference in the lives of so many people.