The Lincoln County Historical Society will delve into its own history on Wednesday, Oct. 16, when curator Krissy Sonniksen delivers a presentation at Newport Public Library.

Since 1948, Lincoln County Historical Society has been preserving, publishing and educating the county about 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. Sonniksen 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.

Sonniksen has been the curator at society for nearly two years, having moved to the coast after working for Klamath County Museums. She graduated from the University of Oregon, in 2002 and from the University of Edinburgh in 2007, both with degrees in Art History.

The event, which is free and open to all, will run from 6 to 7 pm in the McEntee Meeting Room of the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street.

For more information, go to or call 541-265-2153.

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