Free Admission to the Maritime on Christmas Eve

Pacific Maritime Heritage Center offers Free Admission on Christmas Eve

A Christmas Eve tradition continues Sunday, December 24th. The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center will be offering free museum admission to all, goodies, hot cocoa and popcorn, while supplies last, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Christmas Eve.

For you last minute shoppers the gift shop will be open. The latest book titles in local, regional, and maritime history will be available for purchase along with the work of local artisans. Non-electric/electronic wooden toys that are sure to inspire and delight your children and grandchildren await your purchase; no batteries needed. Lincoln County Historical Society members will receive a 20% discount on most gift shop items. The Burrows House Museum will be closed on Christmas Eve.

The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Parking is available at the top of the hill.

For more information, call 541-265-7509.

Holiday Gathering at the Maritime

Lincoln County Historical Society Announces Holiday Gathering at Pacific Maritime Heritage Center

The Holiday Gathering for the Lincoln County Historical Society, a fun and casual holiday mixer, complete with rare vintage instruments, will be held on Saturday, December 2nd, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Festivities will take place around the cheery warmth of the fireplace in the Maritime Center’s Great Room, and will include refreshments and a special holiday musical program by Brent Bunker. Brent will be sharing his extensive collection of old and unusual musical instruments, and playing them too! For anyone who has never seen a Ukalin, Harp O Lyre, Tremoloa, or a Marxophone, this event is a rare opportunity to check out, up close and personal, these rare vintage instruments.

Attendees to this long-standing community tradition can also check out the museum’s exhibits and enjoy the unmatched views of Newport’s Historic Bayfront.

Be sure to bring your Christmas shopping list; the gift shop will be offering a Special Holiday Discount only available during this event. The Maritime Center gift shop has an outstanding selection of maritime and history publications, as well as locally produced items.

Admission to the Holiday Gathering is free for members and kids under 12, and $5.00 for non-members. The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Parking is available at the top of the hill. For more information, call 541-265-7509.

Autumn Social at the Burrows Museum

Open House and Autumn Social: Burrows Museum Friday, October 20th

 The Burrows House Museum and staff will host an open house and autumn social, Friday, October 20th, 5:30-7:00 pm. This casual event marks the official opening of three new exhibits.  The new exhibits feature a diversity of objects ranging from a vintage “personal communicator” (cell phone) to a decorative sword made of Chinese coins taken in trade on the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation over 100 years ago.

NEW EXHIBITS

Siletz Room: The Clarinda G. Copeland Collection

The one-of-a kind gorgeous objects in The Copeland Collection are perhaps the most requested objects in the Society’s collection. This traditional exhibit using vintage oak and glass cases features baskets, beads, dance aprons, headdress, purses, tishai sticks, spears, spoons and more. Longtime residents recall fondly earlier exhibits of the Copeland Collection, a fixture at the society’s old Log Cabin Museum.

Special Delivery: Lincoln County Postal Service History

Explore the history of the county’s once numerous post offices. Mail carriers of old had it rough: muddy roads and high tides were a daily battle. The old Eddyville P.O. boxes, a vintage postman’s uniform and a “sanitary” stamp dispenser are central to this exhibit.

Gadget Graveyard: Replaced by the Smartphone

Rotary dial phones, hand crank phonographs, tube type TV’s, mechanical adding machines all have something in common – they have arguably been replaced by the smart phone. These objects and much more round out this exhibit of our changing times.

This event is a casual and fun way to spend an autumn evening, learn about local history, take in Burrows House Museum exhibits old and new, and chat with staff and friends. Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted. A cookie buffet, cider, and coffee will be available during the event.

A half hour prior to the open house (5PM), the Historical Society will hold its Annual Meeting. Voting for new board members and officers will take place in the Carriage House, adjacent to the Burrows House Museum. All society members are encouraged to attend and vote.

Fireworks at the Maritime Center

Lincoln County Historical Society Presents: Fireworks at the Maritime Center

On Tuesday, 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. This event, first held in 2013, has become a local favorite.

The fourth annual family friendly event includes unmatched views of the Bayfront fireworks and dancing to a local Jazz band. Goodies will be served. In addition, attendees will have access to all current exhibits at the museum including the newly opened Then&Now exhibit.

For this special event the new Fisheries exhibit will be taken down to make room for music and dancing in the great room. Seating on the deck (weather permitting), will give guests the best fireworks view anywhere. Music will begin 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.

Admission at the door: $10 Member, $15 Non-Member, with Kids 12 and under free.

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.

For more information, call 541-265-7509.

Fisheries Exhibit Opens at the Maritime

Fisheries Exhibit Opens June 1st at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center

On June 1st the past, present, and future of the region’s commercial fisheries comes to life at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center when it opens its latest exhibit: Our Beautiful and Wild Oregon Fisheries, 150 years of Innovation. Whether you work in Oregon’s fisheries, or are new to the seafood table, this exhibit has something for everyone.

The story told in this exhibit is of Oregon’s successful emergence as a world leader in sustainable seafood and the very sound reasons for eating local seafood. This is the story of our fishermen, fish processors, fishery managers, scientists, conservation groups and port communities meeting the challenges and opportunities of wild harvest fisheries to feed a growing population.

Museum visitors will be afforded a rare opportunity to be immersed in the fascinating and little understood story behind Oregon and the Yaquina Bay’s far reaching and economically vital commercial fishing fleet. The largest fisheries in Oregon: Dungeness crab, pink shrimp, albacore tuna, Chinook salmon, groundfish, and pacific whiting are central to this exhibit. Politics, regulations, globalization, consumer food preferences, environmental conservation, and old fashion seat-of-your pants ingenuity have all shaped the region’s commercial fishing fleet and maritime culture.

Oregon contributes a small part of the global fish catch, but it is a huge part of our coastal economy. By minimizing habitat impacts and being selective in catching target species, Oregon has some of the best-managed fisheries in the world.

This exhibit, over a year-and-a-half in the making, was curated by Local Ocean owner, Laura Anderson. It is the largest and most complex exhibit to date at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. Local fishermen, scientists, environmentalists, educators, photographers, and fisheries regulators all played an active part in developing this community exhibit. This exhibit was funded in part by: Oregon Trawl Commission, Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, Oregon Salmon Commission, Oregon Albacore Commission, Pacific Seafoods, Bornstein Seafoods, and Local Ocean.