9th Annual Crab Krack

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9TH ANNUAL CRAB KRACK FEBRUARY 12

This is happening! The Lincoln County Historical Society’s Annual Crab Krack will take place 4pm, Sunday, February 12th at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport. Previously scheduled for January 15th, the event was postponed due to the strike over crab pricing.

The delay has proven to be a good thing; the event is just in time for Valentines’ Day. Treat your date to a luscious fresh local Dungeness crab dinner and live jazz.

Crab for this community event is being donated by Ted Gibson, F/V Lady Kay; Bob Eder, F/V Timmy Boy, and Scott Lager, F/V Eclipse. Pacific Shrimp will donate the crab processing. 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, a 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. This year’s Crab Krack earnings will be matched (doubled) thanks to a  $45,000 challenge grant by The Collins Foundation. To date, the Society has raised 56% of the needed funds to meet the challenge. These funds will be used to complete the Doerfler Family Theatre, a 100+ seat media/event space made possible in large part by a grant from the Doerfler Family Trust.

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.

 

Free Admission Christmas Eve

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Free Admission at the Maritime Center
on Christmas Eve

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

xmas-eve2For 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. If you’re looking for something truly special, check out the Low Tide Landscapes fine art photography exhibit in the Maritime’s Galley Gallery, where many of the pieces are for sale. 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

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You’re Invited!

The Annual 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 3rd, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

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Brent Bunker

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 some of 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. All proceeds from this fun event will be applied to a $45,000 grant from the Collins Foundation, thus doubling all earnings from admissions and donations.

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.

Ghost Stories at the Maritime

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Have You Ever Seen A Ghost?

A lot of Lincoln County residents have. If you have a ghost story and would like to share your story with others, please join us at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on Friday, October 28th at 5:30 pm, for a fun open mic evening of ghost storytelling.

In Newport, many patrons and employees of the old Smuggler’s Cove Nightclub (now the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center) report having seen a ghost in the building. Smugglers Cove nightclub was in business under several operators from about 1980 to 1999. Parts of its rambling 30,000 square foot structure date from the 1920s and was once a residence. Its stone foundation is from the original 1880s residence on this site.

We are especially interested in hearing about your ghost encounters at Smugglers Cove or elsewhere in Lincoln County. On the other hand, if you have an entertaining ghost story (preferably true), please join us and share with others.

This moderated event will be held in the Great Room in front of the fireplace. The microphone will be turned up, the lights turned down, and treats will be provided.

Admission to this event will be free for Historical Society members, and $5 for non-members. For more information, call the Lincoln County Historical Society at (541) 265-7509.

Going Low at the Maritime Center

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low-tide-titleLOW TIDE LANDSCAPES FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT OPENING AT MARITIME CENTER GALLERY

The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center will host a new exhibit, “Low Tide Landscapes.” This group exhibit by the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild explores the hidden landscape between land and sea exposed during minus tides, and will be on view at the Heritage Center from September 22, 2016, to April 2, 2017.

The exhibit features the work of nine members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild who make regular visits to the beaches of the Central Oregon Coast during low tides, especially the minus tides that occur in the spring and early summer. The photographers work in a variety of photographic media, including pinhole, iPhone, infrared and platinum, as well as straight and manipulated digital photography.

“Like most photographers, we’re always looking for new things to see in the world around us and new ways to see them,” said Corvallis photographer Rich Bergeman. “One place that never disappoints is the coast at very low tides. It’s a combination of seascape and landscape, and a photographer’s dreamland.”

Joining Bergeman in the exhibit are Corvallis photographers Bill Laing, Jack Larson, John Ritchie, Dave McIntire, Craig Hanson and Kat Sloma, along with Kurt Norlin of Albany and Phil Coleman of Philomath.

The opening artists’ reception will take place Friday, September 23, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Maritime Center. Meet the artists, view their work, and enjoy light refreshments. Admission to the opening reception is free for Historical Society members, and $5 for non-members.

For more information about the exhibit or reception, call the Lincoln County Historical Society at (541) 265-7509. To learn more about the PhotoArts Guild visit photoartsguild.org