Autumn Social at the Maritime Museum Friday, November 1
The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center and staff will host an Autumn Social on Friday, November 1st in the Maritime Museum’s Doerfler Family Theater. This relaxed annual social event is a fun way to spend an autumn evening and learn a bit about local seafaring history from storyteller extraordinaire, retired Coast Guardsman Tom McAdams. A local, McAdams is known nationally for his storied and highly decorated life-saving Coast Guard career. Aside from McAdams’ presentation there will be time to enjoy Maritime Museum exhibits, chat with staff, and mingle with friends, old and new.
Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted.
6:00 PM: A brief Annual Meeting. All society members are encouraged to attend and vote on a slate of board officers.
6:30 PM: Tom Talk. Tom McAdams, legendary retired Coast Guardsman, will share stories of his adventures at sea.
A cookie buffet, cider, and coffee will be served.
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 adjacent to the museum. (541) 265-7509
The Shifty Sailors are returning to Newport for a benefit performance of maritime songs and sea shanties.
Friday October 11 @ 7PM at the Doerfler Family Theater. Tickets are $15 (17 years old and younger are free) and can be obtained at the Maritime Museum or online using the form below.
About the Shifty Sailors: Formed in 1993 the Shifty Sailors have been featured singers at Festivals, Events, and Celebrations at Seaports on both coasts of the US, Hawaii and Europe. While they sing a few traditional sea Shanties, their performances celebrate almost anything dealing with the sea. This includes lighthouses, shipwrecks, fishing, military, whales, folk songs, and even a few drinking songs! Accompanied by group leader Vern Olsen’s “Squeeze-box” and guitars, the Shifties have a style all their own. The group of 20 men reside on Whidbey Island and have recorded five popular CDs. For more on the Shifty Sailors contact Vern Olson: 360-632-5713 email@example.com or visit: www.shiftysailors.net.
About the Doerfler Family Theater: The Doerfler Family Theater (DFT) is a state of the art, multi-media center and theater which officially opened June 4th. The DFT features a stunning panoramic view of Port Dock 5 and Yaquina Bay, making this theater a perfect venue for the Shifty Sailors’ celebration of everything maritime. The theater is a complete rebuild on the site of the Old Smuggler’s Cove Bar.
The Shifty Sailor concert will benefit ongoing renovations at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.For more information or to order tickets by phone (Wednesday through Sunday) call 541-265-7509.
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Maritime Museum to Host Teddy Roosevelt Historical Tribute Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 pm
Wednesday October 9th President Teddy Roosevelt will take to the stage for one night only at the Maritime Museum’s Doerfler Family Theater.
Renowned Teddy Roosevelt recreator Joe Wiegand will be sharing his entertaining portrayal on Wednesday October 9th as part of Teddy Roosevelt’s Oregon Roadshow, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society and Wells Fargo.
Proceeds from this event will fund renovations at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. Advance tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the Burrows House Museum, 545 SW Ninth Street, and the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd. in Newport. Both museums are open 11 am to 4 pm Thursday through Sunday. Tickets may also be purchased by phone (Wednesday through Sunday) at 541-265-7509, or by using the form below.
As Teddy Roosevelt, Wiegand has traveled far and wide and even graced the big screen, educating and entertaining thousands at schools, theaters, and museums.
“I have personally seen ‘Teddy’ perform more than 75 times, yet each time I am blown away by his energy and how he truly embodies our 26th president,” said OHS Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk.
Wiegand has been bringing T.R. to life for years with his unparalleled grasp of history and uncanny resemblance to the famed Rough Rider. His depth of knowledge about the personal anecdotes in Roosevelt’s life transports his audiences back in time to embody the former U.S. president and adventurer.
An author, naturalist, explorer, soldier, conservationist, and president, Roosevelt’s history is larger than life. His fascinating career holds many accomplishments, including the creation of Crater Lake National Park in 1902.
“So many of T.R.’s contemporaries testify to the way he entertained audiences with inspirational and humorous stories from his youth, his ranching days, Cuba, and the presidency,” Wiegand said. “I really enjoy sharing T.R.’s funny stories of life in the White House with six kids and telling anecdotes from his many adventures, from bear hunts to the Panama Canal, from Africa to the Amazon.”
“We’re grateful to the Oregon Historical Society for organizing this unique educational experience. Children and adults alike will delight in seeing our former president come to life.” said Tracy Curtis of Portland, a Wells Fargo region bank president. Visit ohs.org/teddy to view the complete schedule. For more information, call 541-265-7509.
Author Andrea Scharf and guests to speak
at Maritime Museum
Saturday, September 14, 2:00 pm
Tom Smith, mentor to the “environmental warriors”
In 1981, a developer bought 186 acres on the coast south of Yachats and set the bureaucratic wheels in motion to build a resort on the property. A diverse community living along Tenmile Creek Road, Big Creek Road, Yachats, Yachats River Valley and surrounding areas, came together to testify against the development at a public hearing. Dismissed by the developer as “just a bunch of hippies” the Tenmile community found themselves united by a common goal—stopping development of this wild, scenic part of the Oregon coast.
For the next thirty-five years, these “hippies” fought against the development with every legal means at their disposal. Leadership came from Tom Smith, a fisheries biologist with many years of experience working with environmental organizations, but the young people who had moved to the area in the 1970s contributed a surprising range of skills, as well as dedication. Many continued to have careers or pursue volunteer opportunities that impacted the natural environment and the culture and arts of the Central Oregon Coast.
Andrea’s book, Saving Big Creek, will be available for purchase at the event
Several members of the “Greater Tenmile Community” will join Andrea Scharf, author of Saving Big Creek, the story of the campaign against the resort, to talk about their experiences—what drew them to the Central Oregon Coast, how they built community, learned new survival skills, and what resulted from their participation in the effort to save Big Creek.
Join us in the new Doerfler Family Theater at the Maritime Museum, 333 SE Bay Blvd., on Saturday, September 14, at
2 p.m. Audience participation is welcome!
Admission is Free for Members, $5 for Non-Members, with Kids 12 and under free. Parking is available at the top of the hill adjacent to the museum.
The Lincoln County Historical Society is seeking donations to fund additional interviews and produce more edited shorts. We are seeking a $7,000 matching grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission. We are seeking to raise the $7,000 for this project as a match in time for the October 1st deadline for grant application submissions. Whether or not we are awarded the grant your donation will further the project along.
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