Ebb & Flow Video Project Donations
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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Lincoln County Historical Society Presents:
Fireworks at the Maritime Museum
On Thursday 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. This event, first held in 2013, has become a local favorite.
Newly Opened Doerfler Family Theater
The main attraction, at this family friendly event, are the unmatched views of the Bayfront fireworks. Relax in a comfortable chair and ooh & ahh at the glorious pyrotechnics show straight across from the outside deck.
This year’s celebration will be extra special with the opening of the newly completed Doerfler Family Theater. Local historical videos will be shown at 8pm, along with a live musical performance by Rand Bishop at 9pm. Oregon native Rand Bishop is a Grammy-nominated, BMI Award-winning songwriter, platinum music producer, and recording artist.
There’ll be popcorn for the theater, ice-cream for the fireworks, and lemonade to wash them down. Attendees will also have access to all current exhibits at the museum including the recently opened Diane O’Leary exhibit in the Galley Gallery.
Musical Artist Rand Bishop
Admission to this fun annual event is Free for Members, $10 for Non-Members, with Kids 12 and under free.
Parking will be at an absolute premium, and attendees are encouraged to walk, bicycle, car pool, or catch a cab to the Bayfront.
For more information, call 541-265-7509.
Ken and Denise Doerfler cutting the rope, officially opening the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center’s Doerfler Family theater.
It’s official, the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center’s Doerfler Family Theater (DFT) is open for business. Pomp and circumstance were kept to a manageable level as Ken and Denise Doerfler cut the ribbon officially opening the theater June 4th. The Doerfler Family made a sizable contribution to the Maritime Museum for this project. Additional funding came from the Murdock Charitable Trust and the Collins Foundation as well as countless locals who donated anywhere from $5.00 to thousands to the project. The much-anticipated opening event on June 4th was attended by over 80 people who contributed to the project either financially or gave their time, energy or expertise. Cellist Adrienne Welsh provided a soothing soundtrack for this highly social event.
The initial brainstorming and research for the museum’s theater project, a complete rebuild of the old Smuggler’s Cove bar overlooking Port Dock Five, began in earnest some six years ago. Museum visitors can select on demand from eight “Ebb and Flow” videos and view them on an 18-foot screen. More short films will be added to the menu when the Ebb and Flow project progresses. The Society is seeking donations to have more videos produced. The museum’s 125 seat theater is equipped with a state of the art 4K laser projector. The system is also capable of screen mirroring and a myriad of other high-tech features. The DFT can also be rented for after-hours events such as weddings, lectures, musical performances and film showings. The Doerfler Family theater is a one-of-a-kind facility, as theaters are typically a large box with no windows, the DFT features a stunning panoramic view of Port Dock 5 and Yaquina Bay.
W O R K S H O P
At the Maritime Museum
Saturday, May 11th, 10am-4pm
Gyotaku Artist Heather Fortner
On Saturday, May 11, master fishprint artist and former commercial fisher Merchant Marines Master Heather Fortner will head up a gyotaku workshop at the Pacific Maritime Museum.
Fortner has been practicing the art of gyotaku since 1976 and has taught 100s of people the art of gyotaku. All proceeds from the workshop will benefit the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.
Fortner’s Sea Fern Studio, Newport fishermen and Sara Skamser of Foulweather Trawl Company are collaborating on this hands-on fish print class. As an added bonus, a behind the scenes tour of the Maritime Museum will be offered by Director Steve Wyatt.
In this six-hour workshop you will learn how to prepare fish for printing and how to mix colorful oil-based inks. Then you will be introduced to the technique of inking the fish and pulling off the fish print on beautiful Asian rice paper. Participants will also learn how to paint eyes and embellish their prints. Attendees of this limited enrollment class will walk away with at least 3 prints suitable for framing, as well as their practice pieces.
Learn the art of Gyotaku and create multiple prints suitable for framing.
Workshop cost of $150 includes all materials, box lunch, and a behind the scenes museum tour. Limited to 20 people – Reserve your place at the museum today or call 541-265-7509.
11TH ANNUAL CRAB KRACK FEBRUARY 17
The Krack is back! The Lincoln County Historical Society’s Annual Crab Krack will take place 4pm, Sunday, February 17th at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport.
Treat yourself to a luscious fresh local Dungeness crab dinner and live jazz 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 the Bringetto Jazz Duo, and both a silent and oral auction. In short, something for everyone!
Event proceeds will be used to complete the Doerfler Family Theater at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. The highly anticipated theater project will be completed this spring.
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. To become a Member or for more information, purchase tickets by phone, or reserve your table for 8, call the Historical Society at 541-265-7509.