Holiday Open House 2014


The Holiday Open House for the Lincoln County Historical Society, a fun, casual, and music-filled holiday mixer will be held on Saturday, December 6th, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.

Festivities will take place around the cheery warmth of the fireplace in the Maritime Center’s Great Room, and will include refreshments and live musical entertainment.

This year’s holiday open house coincides with the annual Bayfront Lighted Boat Parade, which can be viewed from the comfort of the Maritime Center. Attendees to this long-standing community tradition can also check out the museum’s exhibits.

For those looking to get a jump on their holiday shopping, the gift shop will be offering an additional 10% Special Holiday Discount only available during this event. The Maritime Center gift shop has an unmatched selection of maritime and history publications, as well as locally produced items.

Admission to the Holiday Open House 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. For more information, call 541-265-7509.



Cowabunga Longboard Classic, Otter Rock, 1983. Photo by Scott Blackman

Making Waves
Pioneer Surfers of the Oregon Coast

An engaging and nostalgic exhibit on Oregon Coast surfing, surfer culture, and the pioneers who made it happen opens at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center on Thursday, October 23rd.

For centuries, surfing was central to ancient Polynesian culture. It was “discovered” by European explorers in the late 1700s. The first written account of surfing in Hawaii appears in the journals of Captain James Cook. Cook describes with envy the pleasure experienced by these early surfer dudes, December 1777.

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Lincoln County Historical Society Presents: A Triple on the Fourth

Maritime Fireworks

Fireworks on the Bayfront, as seen from the Maritime Center, 2013.

This July 4th beginning at 8:00 pm, the Lincoln County Historical Society invites all to a triple celebration at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center.

The event will feature the annual Bayfront fireworks and dancing to local Jazz band extraordinaire, “Past Forward.” This celebratory evening is to make merry of our Nation’s 1776 Declaration of Independence, a full year of successful operation of the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center, and a kick off to fundraising efforts for the next renovation phase of the Maritime Center. The next section of the building to be renovated is the basement, which will feature the much anticipated Doerfler Family Theatre. Continue reading

Crab Krack For Maritime Center Renovations Scheduled For January 19

A truck decked out for the Crab Festival parade, 1948

A truck decked out for the Crab Festival parade, 1948

The sixth annual Crab Krack to raise funds for renovations at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center of the Lincoln County Historical Society will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19 at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport.

Local Dungeness crab will be provided by Newport’s seafood processing plants, fishermen and Pacific Shrimp. Dinner will include a whole crab, various side dishes and an array of desserts, along with a no-host bar. Continue reading

The Wild East Meets the Wild West at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center

East Meets West

Center spread from the August 1983 issue of Life Magazine
depicts the Russian and American fisherman who joined forces
during the Cold War.

This fascinating exhibit will open to the public on Sunday,
November 10th, at the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center in Newport, and will continue through April 2014.

On Sunday, November 10th, the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center in Newport will host the Grand Opening of the “Wild East Meets Wild West: Oregon Fishermen Pioneer Cold War Cooperation” exhibit. The exhibit, sponsored and produced by Bellingham Cold Storage Co. and Wally Pereyra, opens at 12 Noon at the Maritime Museum and all Marine Resources Company alumni are encouraged to attend. Following the exhibit tour there will be a talk at the Carriage House at 2:00 pm by Wally Pereyra, manager of the MRC and a scientist with the National Marine Fisheries Service. Continue reading