An interview with Misty Anderson, General Manager and Events Coordinator for the Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast, was featured in episode 28 of the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s podcast, Light Hearted. In that interview, a new nonprofit organization supporting the Heceta Head Light Station was mentioned. We thought we’d share this press release with you that provides more information on this new organization.
Keepers of Heceta Head Lightstation (KHHL) is a newly formed 501c3 nonprofit organization. Its mission is to share the story of Heceta Head Light Station and to support the preservation and enhancement of the structures and grounds so they are accessible to all. The founding board of KHHL consists several community members from Yachats and Florence, Oregon.
Michelle Korgan, the owner of Heceta Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast located in the keeper’s house, states, “The most fulfilling thing about this work is being able to share the story of life at Heceta with others. The entire first floor of the home consists of two beautifully kept parlors, two kitchens, and dining space which we designed as a living interpretive center, displaying a myriad of historic photographs and antiques. The home is enjoyed by B&B guests and dedicated to scheduled docent-led tours for the public so lightstation visitors can walk away knowing more about this rich history.” Tours are given by trained volunteers and are free to the public.
The goal of KHHL is to keep the lightstation story alive and to preserve the structures and grounds so they are accessible to everyone. This means fundraising to support building upon the existing interpretive programming, making the buildings and grounds ADA accessible where possible, and more effectively preserving the records and artifacts of the lightstation.
The Heceta Head Lighthouse and light keeper’s home are circa 1894 and located on the central Oregon coast between the towns of Florence and Yachats. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the brightest light on the Oregon coast.
For more information contact: Terry Abeyta 866-547-3696/Cell 760-644-5432 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy D’Entremont is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on lighthouses and maritime history. He is the president and historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and he has lectured and narrated cruises throughout the Northeast and in other regions. He is also the producer and host of the U.S. Lighthouse Society podcast, “Light Hearted.” He can be emailed at Jeremy@uslhs.org