Fireworks, Dancing, and 150-lbs of Shrimp!


On July 4th beginning at 8:00 pm, the Lincoln County Historical Society invites all to an Independence Day Celebration at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.

The second annual family friendly fundraiser includes unmatched views of the Bayfront fireworks and dancing to local Jazz band, Past Forward. Goodies will be served too, of course, and this year thanks to generous donations from local shrimpers, we’ll be kicking it up a notch with fresh shrimp cocktail! In addition, attendees will have access to all current exhibits at the museum including the newly opened shipwrecks exhibit now on display in the main floor gallery.

Past Forward

For this special event the popular Great Room will be cleared out for music and dancing. Seating will be set up on the deck (weather permitting) for the best fireworks 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 eases up.

Proceeds from this celebratory evening will go towards renovation of the Maritime Center, currently in its second phase, which will feature the much anticipated Doerfler Family Theatre. Admission to the fundraiser is Adults: $20 Member, $25 Non-Member, Kids 12 and under: $10 Member, $15 Non-Member. Tickets are available for purchase at The Burrows House Museum and Maritime Center, by phone, or at the door.

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. Because this is a fundraiser, there will be no discounts or free admissions. For more information, or to buy tickets by phone, call 541-265-7509. To learn more about Past Forward, visit their website at