Coastal Curiosities: An exhibit of the Strange, Unfamiliar, and Seldom Seen

Mr and Mrs Rare Button

Mr. and Mrs. Rare Button, a postcard reproduction from Wecoma, Oregon,
which is now part of Lincoln City.

The head of an angry wolf eel, shipwrecks, wax that generates music, a shell in a bottle, mysterious copper hardware and a multitude of other strange, unfamiliar, and seldom seen objects are now on exhibit at the Lincoln County Historical Society’s Burrows House Museum. Stylistically, this exhibit is in the traditional style of the curiosity cabinet of old.
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Drawing on Our History: Talk & Presentation by Author & Artist James A. Cole

James Cole

James A. Cole

Fishing vessel historian, author and artist, James A. Cole, will share the story behind his recently published book, Drawing on Our History: Fishing Vessels of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska on Sunday, June 1st, 5pm, at the Pacific Maritime and Heritage Center. In addition, a selection of original paintings from the book will be on exhibit. 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