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The Krack is back! The Lincoln County Historical Society’s Annual Crab Krack will take place 4pm, Sunday, February 11th at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport.
Just in time for Valentines’ Day. Treat your date to a luscious fresh local Dungeness crab dinner and live jazz.
Each year, crab for this annual event has been graciously donated by the local fishing community. Additionally, the generosity of a long list of local restaurants and merchants make this event possible.
This whole crab dinner event includes various side dishes, an array of desserts, no-host bar, live music by the Bringetto Jazz Duo, and both a silent and oral auction. In short, something for everyone!
Event proceeds will be used to complete lower floor 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 for the Crab Krack are available for purchase at the Burrows House and Pacific Maritime Heritage Museums. Cost for members is $45 per person, for non-members, $55. Memberships start as low as $20 a year. For more information, to purchase tickets, or reserve your table for 8, call the Historical Society at 541-265-7509.
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.
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.
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.
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.