History & Hops December 28, 2017

The REAL Story of Jane Barnes

Purported to be the first white woman to reside in Oregon, many tales have been told of Jane Barnes’ identity, personality, and activities.  An old map found at Knappton Cove, known in Jane Barnes’ time as Todd’s Bay, revealed her true story.  Knappton Cove became the site of the US Public Service Columbia River Quarantine Station known as Columbia River’s “ELLIS ISLAND”.

All will be revealed at this month’s History & Hops  as the tale of Jane Barnes and the Mystery of Todd’s Bay is recounted by Oregon native Nancy Anderson, the Director & founder of the Knappton Cove Heritage Center, a museum housed in 1912 US Public Health Service lazaretto pesthouse on the site of the historic Columbia River Quarantine Station at Knappton Cove.  She is an author, free-lance craft designer and former elementary school teacher.  Her passion is Historic Preservation & Interpretation.

History & Hops 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 28.

History & Hops is a series of local history discussions hosted by the Seaside Museum on the last Thursday of each month, September through May, at Seaside Brewing Co.  

Preserving Seaside’s History since 1974, the Seaside Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution with the mission to collect, preserve and interpret materials illustrative of the history of Seaside and the surrounding area.  The museum is located at 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside and is open Monday through Saturday from 10A to 3PM.  More information can be found at www.seasideoregonuseum.com