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

THANK YOU!

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.

Gyotaku Workshop at the Maritime

W O R K S H O P
At the Maritime Museum

Saturday, May 11th, 10am-4pm

Gyotaku Artist Heather Fortner

On Saturday, May 11, master fishprint artist and former commercial fisher Merchant Marines Master Heather Fortner will head up a gyotaku workshop at the Pacific Maritime Museum.

Fortner has been practicing the art of gyotaku since 1976 and has taught 100s of people the art of gyotaku. All proceeds from the workshop will benefit the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center.

Fortner’s Sea Fern Studio, Newport fishermen and Sara Skamser of Foulweather Trawl Company are collaborating on this hands-on fish print class. As an added bonus, a behind the scenes tour of the Maritime Museum will be offered by Director Steve Wyatt.

In this six-hour workshop you will learn how to prepare fish for printing and how to mix colorful oil-based inks. Then you will be introduced to the technique of inking the fish and pulling off the fish print on beautiful Asian rice paper. Participants will also learn how to paint eyes and embellish their prints. Attendees of this limited enrollment class will walk away with at least 3 prints suitable for framing, as well as their practice pieces.

Learn the art of Gyotaku and create multiple prints suitable for framing.
Workshop cost of $150 includes all materials, box lunch, and a behind the scenes museum tour. Limited to 20 people – Reserve your place at the museum today or call 541-265-7509.

2018 Holiday Gathering

The Lincoln County Historical Society’s Holiday Gathering is a fun and casual mixer complete with rare vintage instruments, played by Brent Bunker. It will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Brent Bunker

Festivities will take place around the glowing warmth of the fireplace in the Maritime Center’s Great Room and will include festive refreshments and a special holiday musical program by Brent Bunker. Brent will be sharing his extensive collection of old and unusual musical instruments and playing them too! For anyone who has never seen a Ukalin, Harp O Lyre, Tremoloa, or a Marxophone, google it or better yet, take this opportunity to check out, up close and personal, these rare vintage instruments.

Attendees to this long-standing community tradition can also check out the museum’s exhibits, the great progress being made on the Doerfler Family Theater project and enjoy the unmatched views of Newport’s Historic Bayfront.

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 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. Parking is available at the top of the hill.

For more information, call 541-265-7509.

Autumn Social at the Burrows Museum

Open House & Autumn Social at the Burrows Museum Friday, October 19

The Burrows Museum and staff will host an Open House and annual Autumn Social Friday, October 19th. This casual event marks the 40th Anniversary of the Burrows House as a museum.

Burrows Museum
In 1895 John and Susan Burrows built their Victorian home on a popular footpath that connected Newport’s Bayfront with Nye Beach. The Burrows House was briefly their home, later a rooming house, then spent decades as a funeral parlor. It was moved to its current location, on 9th Street, in 1976 and has been a museum since 1978, longer than any other use of the structure.

Schedule
5:30 PM: A brief Annual Meeting in the Carriage House. All society members are encouraged to attend and vote on a slate of board officers. A presentation on the history of the Burrows House by LCHS Director Steve Wyatt will follow.
6:15 PM: 40th Anniversary Burrows House Museum Open House. A cookie buffet, cider, coffee, and a special one-day-only book sale with over 100 titles from the gift shop. 60% discount for members; 50% for non-members.
7:00 PM: Log Cabin Tour. Get a rare behind the scenes look at the Historical Society’s vast archives and research library led by LCHS Curator Krissy Sonniksen.

This relaxed event is a fun way to spend an autumn evening and learn about local history. Enjoy Burrows Museum exhibits, chat with staff, and mingle with friends, old and new.
Admission is free – donations gratefully accepted.

The Burrows Museum is located at 545 SW 9th Street in Newport, behind the Newport Armory.