A Doerfler Family Theater Update

The staff and board of the Lincoln County Historical Society would like to share some highly anticipated news – completion of the Doerfler Family Theater is within sight. This proclamation is backed with more than unchecked optimism.

Work is progressing nicely – 300,000 lbs of cement has been poured and dried, creating two sets of stairs for 124 tiered seats and an ADA wheelchair lift platform; the heating and air exchange system is nearly finished, and completion of the electrical system, stage, control room and seating area is at hand.

The extensive interior wood work will be of reclaimed product from our local forest. The end of these old growth Douglas Fir trees came when they were blown down in the 1962 Columbus Day Storm. The downed trees were recently helicoptered out of a grove atop Cape Foulweather. They are being milled locally at the Siletz River Lumber sawmill. There is not a knot of any kind in this beautiful wood. In the coming months, the combined efforts of Skriver construction, and a dedicated team of volunteers, will install the theater interior wood work.

You can do your part to bring this project to completion by adopting a theater seat. For each $300 “adopt-a-seat” donation, a plaque acknowledging your gift will be installed on a Doerfler Family Theater seat. The wording is of your choice — you may acknowledge yourself, a loved one, or perhaps a few words of wisdom or short poem.

All finish work should be done by the end of 2018. The 124 seats have been selected and ordered. This will be the last component to be installed. Presently, the seating company is projecting the seats will be installed in the first quarter of 2019. If you are interested in scheduling an event, such as a meeting or theater film screening, we are taking reservations for events in April 2019 or later.

Steve Wyatt
Executive Director
Lincoln County Historical Society

Doerfler Family Theater Fundraiser

SHIFTY SAILORS IN CONCERT

Get ready for a treat!  The Shifty Sailors, joined by Newport’s Coastalaires, will be performing a fundraiser in Newport on Thursday September 20, 7:00 pm, at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

Money raised from the concert will help complete the performing space in the Doerfler Family Theater at the Maritime Museum. Tickets are $15 (12 & under free).

The Shifty Sailors have chosen to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s vision of exploring the Oregon Territory (including what is now Washington and Oregon) at the northwestern edge of the Louisiana Purchase. It also includes honoring not only those who discovered this area by sea, but the many who have labored here as sailors and fishers.

Singing together now for 25 years, the Shifty Sailors have followed Tall Ship Festivals throughout Europe, performing in Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Wales, England, France and, most recently, in the Czech Republic.  They have sung at a Whale Festival in Hawaii, a Tall Ship Festival in Newport, Rhode Island while touring seaports of New England, and Pacific seaports on the West Coast from Washington to California.

Come and enjoy a very entertaining musical presentation while helping to fund theater seats at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.

Newport Performing Arts Center
777 West Olive Street, Newport
541-265-2787
http://www.coastarts.org

Historic Yaquina Bay Cruise

2018 Historic Yaquina Bay Cruise

Back for a second year by popular demand!  Welcome aboard the Discovery for a leisurely and informed Yaquina Bay sightseeing tour with ample good company, food, and beverages for a good cause. The Lincoln County Historical Society has made special arrangements with Marine Discovery Tours for a special Yaquina Bay guided boat tour, Saturday, May 19th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $75 for this fundraising event for lower floor renovations at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. A picnic supper prepared by Mo’s is included. Beer and wine will be available. Sara Skamser of Foulweather Trawl will be onboard to share insights and answer your questions about the Yaquina Bay’s far-reaching fishing fleet. Steve Wyatt, Director of the Lincoln County Historical Society and author of The Bayfront Book, will be on hand to share insights into the Yaquina Bay’s rich history.

All proceeds from this adventurous event will go towards renovations at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center. The current focus is to complete the highly anticipated Doerfler Family Theater.

Space for this special event is limited. Tickets for this upriver cruise should be purchased in advance. Yaquina Cruise tickets are available at the Burrows House Museum or Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, Thursday-Sunday 11-4, or by calling (541) 265-7509.

10th Annual Crab Krack

10TH ANNUAL CRAB KRACK FEBRUARY 11

The Krack is back! The Lincoln County Historical Society’s Annual Crab Krack will take place 4pm, Sunday, February 11th at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport.

Just in time for Valentines’ Day. Treat your date to a luscious fresh local Dungeness crab dinner and live jazz.

Each year, crab for this annual event has been graciously donated by the local fishing community. 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, 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.

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.

 

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.