The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House

The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House The Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is Eugene, Oregon's Victorian house museum. It is open for tours and available for rentals. On display are period furniture, glassware, and photos of historic Eugene, as well as changing exhibits.

Enjoying these amazing young ladies and their creative spirits!Thank you to Flicker Townes Farmette for the great flower...
07/10/2019

Enjoying these amazing young ladies and their creative spirits!

Thank you to Flicker Townes Farmette for the great flowers!

Enjoying these amazing young ladies and their creative spirits!

Thank you to Flicker Townes Farmette for the great flowers!

#WreathWednesday Dogwood is one of my favorite flowers!
07/10/2019
Pink Dogwood Wreath 1

#WreathWednesday Dogwood is one of my favorite flowers!

Pink Dogwood Wreath 1

Enjoying these amazing young ladies and their creative spirits!Thank you to Flicker Townes Farmette for the great flower...
07/10/2019

Enjoying these amazing young ladies and their creative spirits!

Thank you to Flicker Townes Farmette for the great flowers!

Enjoying these amazing young ladies and their creative spirits!

Thank you to Flicker Townes Farmette for the great flowers!

So sorry... but we are closed (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday) so we can host our July session of Victorian Finishing Sc...
07/09/2019

So sorry... but we are closed (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday) so we can host our July session of Victorian Finishing School! We will be open on Friday!

Preparing for our July summer camp session! We will be closed to the public Tues-Thurs  but lots of fun and learning wil...
07/05/2019

Preparing for our July summer camp session! We will be closed to the public Tues-Thurs but lots of fun and learning will be had!! #victorian #thisplacematters #historichomes #historygram

SMJ House is closed on July 4th in observance of the holiday. We will be open on Friday! Please have fun and stay safe!
07/04/2019

SMJ House is closed on July 4th in observance of the holiday. We will be open on Friday! Please have fun and stay safe!

What an amazing group of creative people! Check out #SMJSlam on FB and Insta for all of the great artistry!
07/02/2019

What an amazing group of creative people! Check out #SMJSlam on FB and Insta for all of the great artistry!

We had wonderful time meeting & collaborating with over 40 creatives from Eugene & Southern Oregon at the The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House. Very impressed by the positive vibes from all. Love this growing community❤️

Huge thanks to The Clothes Horse for curating a great summer color pop wardrobe, The Flower Market for creating colorful floral artistry for us, Travel Medford for donating gift bags (& sunglasses!), & Travel Southern Oregon for donating a killer day pack for our prize winner⚡️

Excited to see the video by Stephanie Ann Photography & Video!!! To see portraits from the day, please follow #SMJSlam on Instagram. Please help us tag, more BTS to come!

#TriviaTuesday Dr. Anna Howard Shaw spoke in Eugene for Women's suffrage on October 2, 1912 to a large crowd at the cour...
07/02/2019
Shaw, Anna Howard - National Women’s Hall of Fame

#TriviaTuesday Dr. Anna Howard Shaw spoke in Eugene for Women's suffrage on October 2, 1912 to a large crowd at the court house. She died on July 2, 1919, just over a year before National Suffrage for women was obtained.

Reverend Doctor Anna Howard Shaw, minister, physician, ardent feminist, and masterful orator, worked to improve individual morality through her ministry, tried to improve society by moving into the temperance and suffrage movements, and finally campaigned vigorously for the League of Nations to prom...

We had a lot of fun being a part of #PortraitSlam #SMJSlam today. Can't wait to see all of the fantastic art created tod...
06/30/2019

We had a lot of fun being a part of #PortraitSlam #SMJSlam today. Can't wait to see all of the fantastic art created today! #thisplacematters @ The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House

Photographers and Models getting ready to get slamming! #SMJSlam #thisplacematters #PortraitSlam #theclotheshorse_eugene
06/29/2019

Photographers and Models getting ready to get slamming! #SMJSlam #thisplacematters #PortraitSlam #theclotheshorse_eugene

Some Awesome photos are about to happen! #SMJSlam #PortraitSlam #thisplacematters
06/29/2019

Some Awesome photos are about to happen! #SMJSlam #PortraitSlam #thisplacematters

Thank you KVAL for the great story about our History Here Posters!
06/29/2019
Historical posters pop up throughout Eugene to help remember the past

Thank you KVAL for the great story about our History Here Posters!

EUGENE, Ore. — This year marks five since the first instillation of the ‘History here’ posters in Eugene. They can be found all over town if you look closely. The posters, found on utility boxes, show what parts of town looked like in the past. such as the old Eugene airport that o...

PhotoSlam happening here at SMJ today! #SMJSlam #thisplacematters
06/29/2019

PhotoSlam happening here at SMJ today! #SMJSlam #thisplacematters

It's so quiet here this morning! So privileged to get to work with smart, funny, and sweet young people!
06/28/2019

It's so quiet here this morning! So privileged to get to work with smart, funny, and sweet young people!

Last day.. sad to see them go..
06/27/2019

Last day.. sad to see them go..

#TBT Halloween is on our minds... October is going to be a "coffin-full' good time!
06/27/2019

#TBT Halloween is on our minds... October is going to be a "coffin-full' good time!

Restore Oregon
06/27/2019

Restore Oregon

ENTER THE PETS ‘N PRESERVATION PHOTO CONTEST!

Help us celebrate preservation in Oregon and enter Restore Oregon’s inaugural FieldNotes 2020 calendar photo contest. We are looking for photos of your pets in your favorite old place in Oregon!

COVER SHOT WINS $150 CASH PRIZE!

Restore Oregon will select 14 photos for the 2020 Pets 'n Preservation calendar. Selected photos and photographers will be featured on our social platforms and website. Plus Restore Oregon will award a $150 cash prize for the calendar cover shot.

Visit restoreoregon.org or link in bio for full contest details and photo submission instructions.
Good luck!

#restoreoregon
#petsnpreservation

Day 2: Everyone knows each other and can't wait to dress up in every costume. Nearly as many costume changes as real Vic...
06/26/2019

Day 2: Everyone knows each other and can't wait to dress up in every costume. Nearly as many costume changes as real Victorians!

Lots of fun today! @ The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House
06/26/2019

Lots of fun today! @ The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House

#TriviaTuesday One of the fun activities we did at Summer Camp today was create our own hand fan. We also talked about h...
06/25/2019
The Language of the Hand Fan

#TriviaTuesday One of the fun activities we did at Summer Camp today was create our own hand fan. We also talked about how they were once a very important communication tool...

In the past, hand fans were used not only as cooling instruments, but also as convenient communication devices, mainly for transmitting more or less furtive love messages. A language of the fan, which is today completely forgotten, was widely used. For your amusement we have recovered a set of messa...

New Finishing School project.
06/25/2019

New Finishing School project.

Photos from The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House's post
06/25/2019

Photos from The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House's post

Making cookie dough to decorate tomorrow.
06/25/2019

Making cookie dough to decorate tomorrow.

Just a reminder! We will be closed for our Victorian Finishing School on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week! We ...
06/24/2019

Just a reminder! We will be closed for our Victorian Finishing School on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week! We will be open our normal hours on Friday, June 28th.

This looks like a fun class!
06/22/2019
Let's Drink Tea

This looks like a fun class!

Tired of drinking the same teas over and over? Expand your palate with Angela McDonald from Labrang Tea Traders. We'll d...

06/21/2019

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House is planning for the EUGFUN Coffin Races that are happening on October 19th around the corner from our building.. We are looking for actors to impersonate Victorian Personalities (Edgar Alan Poe for instance) and interact with guests as they tour the house for the 4 hours of that event.

We will not have scripts available... Characters could quote/read from their personalities works or just interact with guests in character.. Actors would be assigned different rooms for guests to come upon. We are not trying to be a Haunted House, but we do want to emphasize the darker side of the Victorian period.... Locally known period personalities are welcome and would be fun!

Possible well known Victorian Personalities:
Charles Dickens
Elizabeth Barrett-Browning
Winston Churchill
Emily Dickenson
Robert Browning
Lord Byron
Robert Frost
Virginia Woolf
W.B. Yates
Christina Rossetti
More suggestions:
https://www.biographyonline.net/people/famous/victorians.html

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please fill out this form! https://goo.gl/forms/orIBDm7KXgKQNYzM2

#TBT Thank you Carol Brown (a Johnson Descendant) for sending us this wonderful photo of Drs Eva and Curtis Johnson's ch...
06/20/2019

#TBT Thank you Carol Brown (a Johnson Descendant) for sending us this wonderful photo of Drs Eva and Curtis Johnson's children. Circa 1930s

#TriviaTuesday Did you know Springfield had a name sign? Or that there was an airport where Jerrys in Springfield is now...
06/18/2019

#TriviaTuesday Did you know Springfield had a name sign? Or that there was an airport where Jerrys in Springfield is now? Check out the 4 new History Here posters around Springfield! #picturehistoryhere

Happy Flag Day!
06/14/2019

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day! SMJ is flying the colors today. And a big thanks to the Eugene Garden Club for planting our Rosie the Ri...
06/14/2019

Happy Flag Day! SMJ is flying the colors today. And a big thanks to the Eugene Garden Club for planting our Rosie the Riveter Rose! #thisplacematters #downtowneugene #skinnersbuttepark #historichouse @ The Shelton-McMurphey-Johnson House

We are working towards having an Adult version of our fun Finishing School in November... give us 3 minutes to help us p...
06/13/2019
Survey : Questions

We are working towards having an Adult version of our fun Finishing School in November... give us 3 minutes to help us plan!

Isn't she pretty!! #thisplacematters #rosietheriveter
06/13/2019

Isn't she pretty!! #thisplacematters #rosietheriveter

#TBT Photo of some Shelton-McMurphey family members... have you visited our Genealogy Exhibit yet?
06/13/2019

#TBT Photo of some Shelton-McMurphey family members... have you visited our Genealogy Exhibit yet?

Nature adding her own decorations...
06/13/2019

Nature adding her own decorations...

Website is back up! Thanks for your patience!
06/12/2019
Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

Website is back up! Thanks for your patience!

The Castle on the Hill has been overlooking downtown Eugene for over 100 years... and we are here to make sure it will be here for another 100! Visit us to find out more.

06/12/2019

Our website is down until further notice. Sorry about the inconvenience!!

#TriviaTuesday On June 4, 1919, these women and dozens of others poured into the U.S. Senate gallery to watch the final ...
06/11/2019
The ‘Undesirable Militants’ Behind the Nineteenth Amendment

#TriviaTuesday On June 4, 1919, these women and dozens of others poured into the U.S. Senate gallery to watch the final vote on the Nineteenth Amendment, which would guarantee them the right to vote. When it passed, they broke into a roaring applause. For two full minutes, senators made no attempt to quiet them. After that, they got back to work. At least 36 states had to ratify the amendment for it to be made official. This took 14 months, just in time for women to vote in the 1920 election.

A century after women won the right to vote, The Atlantic reflects on the grueling fight for suffrage—and what came after.

Look what we got today! #thisplacematters
06/07/2019

Look what we got today! #thisplacematters

North Eugene students doing some translating for the museum... #thisplacematters
06/07/2019

North Eugene students doing some translating for the museum... #thisplacematters

Address

303 Willamette St (enter Driveway Off 3rd And Pearl Streets)
Eugene, OR
97401

LTD Route 1, 51, 52

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00
Thursday 10:00 - 13:00
Friday 10:00 - 13:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(541) 484-0808

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