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Three Days of Flavel

George Conrad Flavel House, 627 15th St., Astoria,OR
9/20/2018 - 9/22/2018
Event Fee: $#10, $25, $75

Three years ago, Greg Newenhof purchased the long-neglected Captain George Conrad Flavel residence with the intention of restoring it. When Greg passed away in January, his brother Jeff conceived a project dedicated to the memory of his brother; a book detailing the history of the Flavel family. The Newenhof Family and City Lumber Company, in collaboration with the Clatsop County Historical Society, is sponsoring the following three events to raise money for that project:

Thursday, Sept. 20th, John Goodenberger will repeat his popular lecture, "A Family Residence in Decline," at 7:00 PM in the Columbian Theater, 1102 Marine Drive. The lecture will trace the lives of George Flavel's descendants: reclusive and mysterious, and fodder for endless gossip. "A lot of people run amok with the facts regarding the Flavel's" noted Goodenberger. "There's no need to embellish this story." The evening will also feature a few minutes of Flavel home movies.  Tickets are $10 and sold only at the door.

Friday, Sept 21st, a special reception will be held at the Captain George C. Flavel residence,627 15th Street, at 7:00 p.m. Seventy-five guests will enjoy a more intimate and leisurely (and less crowded!) tour of the house* along with hors d'oeuvres, wine, and soft drinks.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to view newly donated, never seen before, Flavel family home movies. Spanning the 1930s, 40s and 50s, the films capture the family at home and on world travels. Tickets for the evening are $75 per person. Space is limited.

Saturday, Sept 22nd, the residence will be open for self-guided tours from 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. The public will be able to see work accomplished in the on-going restoration. Tickets are $10 for CCHS members and $25 for non-members.

People waited YEARS to tour this house.  In 2016, Greg was generous to allow a similar tour that attracted more than 750 people!  Almost everyone asked if it would ever happen again.  This most certainly is the last opportunity to tour the private home.  The house, built by Captain George Flavel's son, George Conrad Flavel, in 1901 is an amazing home and piece of Astoria's history. 

Please reserve your place by calling 503-325-2203 or email cchs@cumtux.org or drop in to the Carriage House Visitor Center.  Register now, or risk missing out.

We all miss Greg terribly; your participation in these events will help create a lasting tribute to him.


Contact Name:Sam Rascoe
Address:714 Exchange St.
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone:503-325-2203
Fax:503-325-7727
Email:cchs@cumtux.org

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