Annual Holiday Gathering

Annual Holiday Gathering

The Annual Holiday Gathering for the Lincoln County Historical Society, a fun, casual and music-filled holiday mixer, will be held on Saturday, December 5th, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Festivities will take place around the cheery warmth of the fireplace in the Maritime Center’s Great Room, and will include refreshments and live musical entertainment.

The celebration coincides with the annual Bayfront Lighted Boat Parade, which can be viewed from the comfort of the Maritime Center. Attendees to this long-standing community tradition can also check out the museum’s exhibits and experience the thrill of free elevator rides!

For those looking to do a little holiday shopping, 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. For more information, call 541-265-7509.

Lincoln County Historical Society Annual Meeting

Yaquina Bay Shipwrecks

Tami Whittlesey as “The Captain’s Wife” will be the featured speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Lincoln County Historical Society on Sunday, September 20. The meeting will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.

Tami Whittlesey, of the Lincoln County Historical Society, works not only as a host in the Society’s two museums, but also volunteers by reaching out to audiences with “history-telling.” Dressed as her shipwreck-appropriate persona “The Captain’s Wife,” Whittlesey will present Rescue, Recovery and Loss: Yaquina Bay Shipwrecks.

During the business portion of the meeting, Historical Society Director Steve Wyatt will be sharing a Phase II and Grant Award update. The Society will also hold elections for its board of directors. Up for election are Robert Olson, James Bassingthwaite, Bud Shoemake, John Baker, Sara Skamser, Dolores Wagner, Melody Schones, Dawn Pavitt, and Bill Hanshumaker. While open to the public, only society members may vote.

Admission to the Annual Meeting is free for Historical Society members, and $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (541) 265-7509.

GOOSENECK BARNACLES, NUDIBRANCHS, AND TUNICATES AT THE MARITIME CENTER!

Tide Pool Plants, Bob’s Creek, Oregon by Joanna Carrabbio

The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center will host the Oregon chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators’ exhibit, “Tidal Waters: The Art of Scientific Illustration.” This group exhibit, in the Center’s Galley Gallery, opens on Thursday, September 10th, and will run through Sunday, February 21, 2016. The exhibit includes selected works submitted by members of the organization.

Science illustrators are artists in the service of science, and often accuracy takes precedence over aesthetics. However, those who view this exhibit will likely find it nothing short of artful. This compilation of artwork follows in the long tradition of scientific illustration where attention to detail was paramount. Often times the Scientific Illustrator makes visible what cannot be otherwise seen. The subject matter included in this exhibit focuses on species associated with the tidal waters of Oregon. Subjects include anemones, crabs, sea stars, mussels, nudibranchs, chitons, tunicates, gooseneck barnacles and octopuses, among many others.

Artists include Catherine Alexander, Marly Beyer, Kristine Blodget, Rebecca Brown-Thompson, Joanna Carrabbio, Paula Fong, Alice Hill, Kristine Kirkeby, Cynthia Kranich, Terri Nelson and Nora Sherwood. All are Oregon residents, and each created pieces based on inspirations gained by visiting tide pools and the nearby environs. Media includes watercolor, acrylics, carbon dust, pen & ink and colored pencil. Most of the pieces are available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.

Hairy Hermit Crab (Pagurus hirsutiusculus), by Catherine Alexander

Hairy Hermit Crab, by Catherine Alexander

The opening artists’ reception will take place Friday, September 11, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Maritime Center. Admission to the opening reception is free for Historical Society members, and $5 for non-members.

Following the reception on Friday, the organization’s members will be conducting a weekend field trip in the area. This trip will be focused on the Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the birds of Lincoln City. The group will be sketching and photographing subjects and environments while canoeing in the estuary and viewing birds on nearby trails.

For more information about the exhibit or reception, call the Lincoln County Historical Society at (541) 265-7509. For more information about the Oregon chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, visit www.gnsi-oregon.org.

Gyotaku Workshop

gyotaku workshopSaturday, August 1st
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center

This 4-hour workshop provides an introduction to the Japanese technique of fish printing called Gyotaku. Participants will have the opportunity to print different species of fish, shellfish and plants.

After an initial orientation and demonstration, participants will begin printing in monochrome (single color). The instructor will be available to critique each work with an eye to refining the participant’s technique. The goal of the workshop is to produce a work of art that you are wowed by.

This hands-on workshop will involve rice paper, acrylic paints, brushes and specimens to be printed. Participants should bring an open mind and enthusiasm to try something new.

The final portion of the workshop will focus on the crucial stage of painting eyes on the fish.

Instructor Bruce Koike first learned the technique 30 years ago and has printed over 400 different plants and aquatic life, principally fish. Koike has shown his works at venues such as the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, the Bellevue Art and Craft Festival, Newport Seafood and Wine Festival and the Blackfish Café (Lincoln City).  A Mahi mahi fish print currently hangs in the meeting room of the NOAA vessel, Bell M. Shimada that is home ported in Newport.

Workshop cost is $100 per person, and includes all materials. Historical Society members will receive a 10% Discount.

Space is limited to 10 people, so don’t wait to reserve your spot!  You can sign up by stopping by the Burrows House, Maritime Center, or by giving us a call at (541) 265-7509.

Fireworks, Dancing, and 150-lbs of Shrimp!

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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 JazzPastForward.com