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Rosario Resort and Spa is located on beautiful Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands and welcomes visitors seeking relaxation and the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Centerpiece of Rosario is the historic Moran Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Mansion houses the Moran Museum, The Spa, the Mansion Restaurant and Moran Lounge. To help us keep in touch with our guests, staff, and community, we are offering this blog featuring news and events about Rosario and Orcas Island. Please visit our website at www.rosarioresort.com for more information. If you would like to submit a photo or story idea for posting, please contact General Manager Christopher Peacock at cpeacock@rosarioresort.com.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Centennial Celebration

In celebration of the Moran Family moving into the Moran Mansion at Rosario on June 21, 1909, over 100 islanders where at Rosario's Centennial Celebration yesterday. The celebration culminated the “Moran Centennial House Tour,” a fundraiser for the Orcas Island Historical Society and Museum. The event featured four Robert Moran built homes, including Robert Moran’s White Beach home, built after Moran sold Rosario in 1938. Deer Harbor Charters transported tour guests from Rosario’s dock to the Moran White Beach home.

Robert Moran's Great-Granddaughter Becky Burns (center) paid tribute to Robert Moran's legacy, and welcomed Rosario's new owners, Craig, Jerry and Jan Barto (right) to the mansion and its next 100 years. General Manager Christopher Peacock (left) reported that over $4000 was raised by the event for the Orcas Island Historical Society and Museum.

In honor of Rosario's Centennial, a new guest registry, hand made by Orcas Island artisan Susie Shipman, was signed first by Becky Burns.

Other Moran family decendants in attendance were Orcas Islanders Patty Moran-Hodge (Great-Granddaughter), and her children Melissa and Winslow (Great-Great-Grandchildren)!

Flying all the way from New York City for the weekend was Malia (left), Great-Great-Grandaughter of Robert Moran. Next to Malia is her stepfather Stuart, mother Becky and Jerry and Jan Barto. The Barto Family enjoyed meeting many from the Orcas Island community and honoring the Moran legacy.

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