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Seaside Museum presents ‘History and Hops’

The real story of Jane Barnes

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Published on December 13, 2017 7:03AM

Last changed on December 26, 2017 9:31AM

Rex and Nancy Anderson.

Seaside Museum and Historical Society

Rex and Nancy Anderson.

Knappton Cove

Seaside Museum and Historical Society

Knappton Cove


Purported to be the first white woman to reside in Astoria, 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 U.S. Public Service Columbia River Quarantine Station known as Columbia River’s “Ellis Island.”

All will be revealed Thursday, Dec. 28, at 6 p.m. at the History and Hops event by Oregon native Nancy Anderson, the director and founder of the Knappton Cove Heritage Center, a museum housed in 1912 U.S. Public Health Service on the site of the historic Columbia River Quarantine Station at Knappton Cove. Anderson is an author, freelance craft designer and former elementary school teach. Her passion is historic preservation and interpretation.

History and 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.

The museum is located at 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information can be found at www.seasideoregonmuseum.com.



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