Lincoln County Historical Society Presents: A Triple on the Fourth

Maritime Fireworks

Fireworks on the Bayfront, as seen from the Maritime Center, 2013.

This July 4th beginning at 8:00 pm, the Lincoln County Historical Society invites all to a triple celebration at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center.

The event will feature the annual Bayfront fireworks and dancing to local Jazz band extraordinaire, “Past Forward.” This celebratory evening is to make merry of our Nation’s 1776 Declaration of Independence, a full year of successful operation of the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center, and a kick off to fundraising efforts for the next renovation phase of the Maritime Center. The next section of the building to be renovated is the basement, which will feature the much anticipated Doerfler Family Theatre.

Admission to the fundraiser is $10 in advance for adults, $5 for kids (12 and under), available for purchase at The Burrows House Museum and The Maritime Center. Tickets at the door will be $15 for adults and $7.50 for kids. All proceeds will go towards renovations and be matched dollar-for-dollar by a matching grant from the Doerfler Family Trust.

Past Forward

Past Forward

For this special event the ever popular Great Room will be cleared out for music and dancing. Seating will be set up on the deck (weather permitting) for the best firework view anywhere. Past Forward will begin playing at 8:00 and break for the fireworks. When the fireworks conclude they will resume playing, so guests can be entertained for a while until the notorious Bayfront post-fireworks traffic clears out. Goodies will also be served. In addition, Executive Director Steve Wyatt will offer basement tours and answer questions about the Historical Society’s Maritime Center renovation plans.

Parking will be at an absolute premium for this event, and attendees are encouraged to walk, bicycle, car pool, or catch a cab to the Bayfront. Last year the Maritime parking lot was full several hours before the fireworks started. Because this is a fundraiser, there will be no discounts or free admissions. For more information, call 541-265-7509. For more information on Past Forward, visit