LCHS Annual Meeting

Historical Society Annual Meeting

In consideration of the current pandemic, the LCHS Board of Directors invites you to participate in the Lincoln County Historical Society Annual Meeting via Zoom on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm.

We will have our annual update on LCHS business for our membership and hold our board elections. We will also be hosting a preview of our two latest Ebb & Flow videos “The Bayley Mansion” and “The Copeland Collection” with Kevin Raichl, a noted Oregon videographer and executive producer. These videos were created with funding from the 2019 Oregon Heritage Commission Grant.

To attend the meeting, register for access over Zoom at the link below. If you are new to Zoom, you will be prompted to sign up for a free account. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Everyone that registers will automatically be entered in a raffle at the meeting to win a basket of prizes!

Photo: Nye Beach Crowd, circa 1910

LCHS Announces New Executive Director

Faith Kreskey Takes the Helm

The Lincoln County Historical Society is pleased to welcome Faith Kreskey as the new Executive Director of our organization. Kreskey takes over from Steve Wyatt who led the organization for eight years before his retirement in March 2020.  Kreskey has over ten years of experience as a museum professional and was previously head of the Curatorial Department at the Lane County History Museum in Eugene. On her work in museums and historical organizations “I have a true passion for the inspiring and collaborative environment museums provide and am personally dedicated to history education and preservation.”

A lifelong Oregonian who grew up in Reedsport, Kreskey is excited to return to the coast. She also looks forward to the new opportunities to explore the history of Lincoln County and share the stories of our past with the community. On her approach to local history Kreskey says “My focus is always on how our ties to place bring us together, and what we can learn from the lives and actions of those who came before us.”

LCHS Facility Closures

Concerns for public safety dictate the Lincoln County Historical Society close its facilities to the public: the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, Burrows House Museum, and Log Cabin Research Center.

This closure is in effect immediately and will remain in effect until further notice.

Use caution, be healthy.

Thanks 2020 Crab Krack Supporters!

The Lincoln County Historical Society thanks all the 2020 Crab Krack attendees and contributors. About $15,000 was raised for renovations to the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.

Event Sponsors:
  • Agate Beach Inn Best Western
  • Bigfoot Beverages
  • Chalet Restaurant and Bakery
  • James & Victoria Bassingthwaite
  • Mo’s Enterprises, Inc.
  • Newport Crab Fishermen
  • Newport Processing Plants
  • Pacific Shrimp
Crab Donors:
  • F/V Anona Kay – John Boardman
  • F/V Big Wave – Brad Benner, Ryan Barrett
  • F/V Eddie & Rod – Justin & Sarah Yager
  • F/V Excalibur – Mike & Kelly Retherford
  • F/V Lady Kaye – Ted & Kim Gibson
  • F/V Michele Ann – Poggy & Raysha Lapham
  • F/V Miss Berdie – Tom Stam, Stan Schones
  • F/V MS Law – Gene & Terri Law
  • F/V Patriot – Mike & Karen Pettis
  • F/V Sarah Belle – Justin & Sandy Yager
  • F/V Tempo – Doug & Christina Morrison
  • F/V Timmy Boy – Bob & Michele Eder
  • F/V Zora Belle – Craig & Kelley Stolz
  • Celestial Seafood – Scott Lager
  • Curry Marine – Tom & Marjorie Curry
Oral Auction Donors: 
  • Bill Turner  
  • David Miller/Oregon Coast Broadcasting Center 
  • Jean Amundson
  • Roby’s Furniture 
  • Rogue Ales & Spirits  
  • Terry Thompson 
  • Chuck Forinash
  • Toldeo Community Boat House 
Silent Auction Donors:
  • Animal Medical Care 
  • Bank of the West 
  • Barrelhead Supply 
  • Bayscapes Gallery & Coffeehouse 
  • Bruce Koike 
  • Café Stephanie 
  • Chalet Restaurant & Bakery 
  • Chinook Winds Casino & Resort 
  • Cohen & Park 
  • E Douglas Sheldon 
  • Englund Marine Supply 
  • Fishtails Cafe 
  • Frank Geltner
  • Grove Veterinary Clinic 
  • Hallmark Resort 
  • James & Victoria Bassingthwaite 
  • Lincoln County Historical Society 
  • Local Ocean 
  • Marine Discovery Tours 
  • Nana’s Irish Pub 
  • Newport Symphony 
  • Newport Chowder Bowl at Nye Beach 
  • Oregon Boating Foundation 
  • Oregon Coast Council for the Arts 
  • Pig-n-Pancake 
  • Port of Toldeo 
  • Rogue Ales & Spirits 
  • Sunwest Honda Mazda 
  • Sylvia Beach Hotel – Tables of Content
  • Toledo Clayworks 
  • tu-tu-tu kitchenware cottage 
  • Umpqua Bank


12th Annual Crab Krack

Lincoln County Historical Society’s Annual Crab Krack
4pm, Sunday, February 9th
at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport

Treat yourself to a super delicious locally caught Dungeness crab dinner and live music in the company of your friends and neighbors. Each year, crab for this event is graciously donated by the Yaquina Bay commercial fishing community. The generosity of a long list of local restaurants and merchants also help make this annual event possible.

This whole crab feast includes various side dishes, an array of desserts, no-host bar, live music by Sons of Beaches, and both a silent and oral auction with special guest auctioneer Representative David Gomberg.

Event proceeds benefit completion of renovations at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.

The Agate Beach Inn is offering a special rate for guests attending the festivities, and reservations can be made by calling 541-265-9411, or 800-547-3310 and mentioning “Crab Krack” to get the special rate.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Burrows House and Pacific Maritime Heritage Museums. Cost for Historical Society members is $45 per person, for non-members, $55. Memberships start as low as $20 a year. To become a Member or for more information, to purchase tickets by phone, or reserve your table for 8, call the Historical Society at 541-265-7509.