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Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

Historic Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

This Queen Anne Style Victorian-era residence was built in 1888 by Dr. T.W. Shelton. He had Oregon builder Walter Pugh build this home on the hillside overlooking the city of Eugene and the train station. Today it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

1888 Living room parlor

This historic home is open to the public to view. The house is furnished for the era of which it was built. It give you a great look at what it was like to visit this home in the late 1800’s.

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House bedroom

This house is now named after the three families who lived there. It is now owned by the city of Eugene, Oregon and is open to the public for viewing, tea parties and more. It is a great place to visit. Don’t forget to enjoy the garden when visiting. 

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A new year brings us a chance to make plans for things we want and for those great new years resolutions. As we look at the months ahead we can dream about what we want to do throughout the year. Naturally, we are into traveling around our beautiful state of Oregon.

Here at Embrace Oregon we have something planned for each month in 2015. January and February are terrific months for Oregon wine tours. It is also a wonderful time for Historic Oregon museum tours.

Now is the time to book your tours with us to make sure you get those dates which you want. So, what are you going to do in 2015? You can always join us.

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This morning was a morning where I wanted to catch the hot air balloons taking off at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Naturally it was a two day event and today was the last day for them to lift off as a group. I have been busy with wine tours this week and this was the morning for me to catch them.

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Well, I woke up a little late. I did however jump in the shower and dress and head for the museum. As I approached the turn off for the museum I saw eight of the balloons drifting off to the south of me. I pulled the car over and tried to catch some pictures of these balloons that were in my site. I did not have a camera with me with a zoom lens. So, my photos are a little distant and not very good.

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This is an adventure I am sure others have experienced. Too late and do not have the correct equipment. When I arrived to the museum all the balloons were gone. But, you could see the last of them drifting away in the sky. Way too far away for the camera in my hand to catch another photo.

All is good! It is still a fun adventure to see these balloons in the sky. If you have ever gone on a hot air balloon ride. It is truly an adventure drifting over the gorgeous landscape below. Just floating like the clouds.

Even if your adventure does not go as planned… It can still be enjoyable. We are having fun in Oregon!

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As we discover and embrace Oregon and all the exciting things to see and do. It is fun to take a moment out of our day to look at things of the past. The Old Aurora Colony Museum is one of those places that is fun to visit. You will get to see the tools, dishes and other items which were brought to Oregon. It is a great place to hear about the struggles and hardships these pioneers endured on their journey to Oregon.

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The museum is a great place to learn about the colony and where everyone came from. The grounds are open for you to explore and see these old buildings.

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It is amazing to see items from the past and learn what it took for folk to come to Oregon.

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Today, we took a tour at the beautiful Historic Deepwood Estate. Even though the weather was cold and a few snow flake were falling, the gardens were still very pretty.

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As we make our way to the entrance we get to stroll a short distance through the garden. There were a few flowers trying to bloom in this winter weather. Near this area of the garden there are nature paths through a wooded area that surrounds the house.

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The Deepwood Estate was built-in the 1800’s and has been transformed into a wonderful museum. As you make your way into the house you will feel like you are stepping back in time.

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Throughout the year events take place from Mother’s Day Teas to Wine & Jazz Festivals. Each year many weddings take place in the gardens.

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The Deepwood Estate is one of our stops if you take a Salem Heritage Tour with Embrace Oregon. If you would like to take a Salem Heritage Tour with us call: (503) 474-0762

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