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Adventure Center/Visitor Information: 3312 Gateway St · Springfield OR (Open daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Downtown Eugene Visitor Center: 754 Olive St · Eugene OR (Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Mailing Address: PO Box 10286 · Eugene OR 97440 s

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The Historic Mims House

  • Address:
    330 High St
    Eugene OR 97401
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As two of the oldest houses in Eugene, the Mims' Houses are on the local and National Historic Registry. It was purchased by C.B and Annie Mims in 1948 and served as a safe-haven for African American travelers from 1948 - 1966 while there was race separation in Eugene. It hosted, welcomed and sheltered African-American travelers, athletes and musicians; Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong all stayed there. Managed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - Lane County (NAACP).

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  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.