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History of Newport: Out of Wilderness into Wilderness

September 4, 2021 @ 9:30 am 10:30 am

A Newport Wilderness Days Event

It’s hard to picture quiet Newport State Park as a small bustling town, but that’s exactly what it was. Founded in the 1880’s, the town of Newport had farms, a post office and general store, a saw mill and housed the lighthouse keeper.

Learn about the history of Newport from Dr. Bill Scheckler, past president of the Newport Wilderness Society.

Meet near the picnic area, Lot 3.

Covid-19 Guidelines: Group sizes vary and may be limited to promote social distancing. Participants are encouraged to practice social distancing, frequent hand washing and to wear a face covering if social distancing cannot be maintained. All programs will be outdoors. If you are feeling ill or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, we ask that you refrain from participating in this program.