Hughes Ranch - Est. 1860's

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The Cape Blanco Lighthouse, Hughes House and the Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum are now open for tours 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 31.

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.

History Comes to Life at Hughes House

Visitors to the Historic Hughes House are invited to listen in on conversations between pioneer Jane Hughes and family members, neighbors, and travelers. This year’s Living History begins Wednesday, June 6 and continues each Wednesday, except July 4, between 11 AM and 3 PM, with the final presentation August 29.

The six short scenes, written by local historian Shirley Nelson, depict Jane‘s life at the Hughes House near Cape Blanco in the early 1900’s. Inge Licon, in her 10th year as Jane Hughes, appears in all the scenes.

Greg Ryder portrays Jane’s son Edward just back from a trip to bustling San Francisco; Caara Williams is Georgina McKenzie from an adjoining dairy farm; Erica Godbey is daughter-in-law Annie on laundry day.  Tim Self portrays Father Keveny, a traveling priest serving the South Coast; Emily Gwynn is Irish immigrant Catherine Kelly en route to a new life in Astoria. Jada Ryder and Lily Albiston are audience favorites as Jane’s young grandchildren Annie and Agnes from across the Sixes River.

These scenes come to life under the auspices of Oregon State Parks and the Cape Blanco Heritage Society. The Living History coordinator is Susan Russell.

Admission to Hughes House is free. Donations are welcomed.