Gyotaku Workshop with Bruce Koike

At the Maritime Museum
Saturday, January 25, 10am-1pm

Bruce Koike

This always popular workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the Japanese technique of fish printing called Gyotaku. The workshop focuses on fish, though there will be opportunities to print other things.

After an initial orientation and demonstration, participants will make their own monochrome (single color) print. Instructor Bruce Koike will then be available one-on-one to critique your print with an eye to refining your technique. The goal of the workshop is for everyone to produce a one-of-a-kind work of art suitable for framing.

Provided at the hands-on workshop are the necessary rice paper, acrylic paints, brushes and, of course, the specimens to be printed. Participants should bring an open mind and enthusiasm to try something new. The final portion of the workshop will focus on the crucial stage of painting eyes on the fish.

Instructor Bruce Koike first learned the technique over 30 years ago and has printed more than 400 different plants and aquatic life, principally fish. Koike has shown his works at venues such as the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, the Bellevue Art and Craft Festival, Newport Seafood and Wine Festival and the Blackfish Café (Lincoln City). A Mahi mahi fish print currently hangs in the meeting room of the NOAA vessel, Bell M. Shimada that is home ported in Newport.

Workshop cost is $90 per person and includes all materials. Historical Society members will receive a $10 Discount. Space is limited to just 12 people, so sign up today at the Maritime Museum, or by calling the Historical Society at (541) 265-7509.

2019 Holiday Gathering

 


Annual Holiday Gathering
at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center

The Lincoln County Historical Society’s Holiday Gathering, a fun and casual get together will be held on Saturday, December 7th from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Brent Bunker and his rare vintage instruments will be on stage in the Doerfler Family Theater beginning at 1:00 pm. Brent will be sharing his extensive collection of old and unusual musical instruments and playing them, too!

Brent Bunker

Upstairs on the Mezzanine, Gyotaku artist and teacher Bruce Koike will be demonstrating the fascinating art of fish printing, and you can sign-up for our upcoming workshop while you’re there!

In the Great Room, gather ‘round the glowing warmth of the fireplace and enjoy some refreshments. Attendees to this long-standing community tradition can also check out the museum’s exhibits and enjoy the unmatched views of Newport’s Historic Bayfront.

Bruce Koike

Be sure to bring your Christmas shopping list as the gift shop will be offering a Special Holiday Discount only available during this event. The Maritime Museum gift shop has an outstanding selection of maritime and history publications, as well as locally produced items.

Admission to the Holiday Gathering is free for members, $5.00 for non-members. The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Parking is available at the top of the hill. For more information, call 541-265-7509.

Autumn Social at the Maritime Museum

Autumn Social at the Maritime Museum Friday, November 1

The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center and staff will host an Autumn Social on Friday, November 1st in the Maritime Museum’s Doerfler Family Theater. This relaxed annual social event is a fun way to spend an autumn evening and learn a bit about local seafaring history from storyteller extraordinaire, retired Coast Guardsman Tom McAdams. A local, McAdams is known nationally for his storied and highly decorated life-saving Coast Guard career. Aside from McAdams’ presentation there will be time to enjoy Maritime Museum exhibits, chat with staff, and mingle with friends, old and new.

Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted.

Schedule
6:00 PM:
A brief Annual Meeting. All society members are encouraged to attend and vote on a slate of board officers.

6:30 PM: Tom Talk. Tom McAdams, legendary retired Coast Guardsman, will share stories of his adventures at sea.

A cookie buffet, cider, and coffee will be served.

The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Parking is available at the top of the hill adjacent to the museum. (541) 265-7509

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.

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Just a Bunch of Hippies

Author Andrea Scharf and guests to speak
at Maritime Museum
Saturday, September 
14, 2:00 pm

Tom Smith, mentor to the “environmental warriors”

In 1981, a developer bought 186 acres on the coast south of Yachats and set the bureaucratic wheels in motion to build a resort on the property. A diverse community living along Tenmile Creek Road, Big Creek Road, Yachats, Yachats River Valley and surrounding areas, came together to testify against the development at a public hearing. Dismissed by the developer as “just a bunch of hippies” the Tenmile community found themselves united by a common goal—stopping development of this wild, scenic part of the Oregon coast.

For the next thirty-five years, these “hippies” fought against the development with every legal means at their disposal. Leadership came from Tom Smith, a fisheries biologist with many years of experience working with environmental organizations, but the young people who had moved to the area in the 1970s contributed a surprising range of skills, as well as dedication. Many continued to have careers or pursue volunteer opportunities that impacted the natural environment and the culture and arts of the Central Oregon Coast.

Andrea’s book, Saving Big Creek, will be available for purchase at the event

Several members of the “Greater Tenmile Community” will join Andrea Scharf, author of Saving Big Creek, the story of the campaign against the resort, to talk about their experiences—what drew them to the Central Oregon Coast, how they built community, learned new survival skills, and what resulted from their participation in the effort to save Big Creek.

Join us in the new Doerfler Family Theater at the Maritime Museum, 333 SE Bay Blvd., on Saturday, September 14, at
2 p.m. Audience participation is welcome!

Admission is Free for Members, $5 for Non-Members, with Kids 12 and under free. Parking is available at the top of the hill adjacent to the museum.

For more information, call 541-265-7509.