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Junction City Historical Society and House Museums [OR]

The Society operates two house museums. The 1872 Lee House was home to Dr. Norman Lee, one of Junction City's first doctors. It was originally located in Lancaster and was moved to its present location in the late 1800s using logs and a team of horses; it now displays photos, furniture, tools, and clothing from Junction City's past. The 1871 Pitney House belonged to Mary Pitney (1891—1995), a school teacher, published poet, painter, world traveler, and humanitarian. Born and raised in this house, she lived the later years of her life here; today, it is being restored and features a room devoted to Danish historical artifacts from Junction City's first settlers, a cutaway of the home in the kitchen so visitors can see how buildings were constructed in that time period, and Mary's original furniture in the living room. Next door to the Pitney House is the first jail, built in 1873.

The houses offer exhibits, tours, and occasional recreational and educational events.

 
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