Shifty Sailors Maritime Museum Benefit

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 volven@whidbey.net 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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An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt

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.

TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE SOLD OUT

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Ebb & Flow Video Project

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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New Theater at Maritime Museum Opens

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.

11th Annual Crab Krack

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.

YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE BY USING THE FORMS BELOW

Tickets for the Crab Krack are also 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.


Crab Krack Tickets: For Members

11th Annual Fundraiser for the Maritime Museum’s Doerfler Family Theater.

$45.00

Crab Krack Tickets: For Non-Members

11th Annual Fundraiser for the Maritime Museum’s Doerfler Family Theater.

$55.00