Historical society announces new executive director

Faith Kreskey, the new executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Society, is pictured at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on the Newport Bayfront.

Faith Kreskey takes the helm 

The Lincoln County Historical Society is pleased to welcome Faith Kreskey as the new executive director of the organization. 

Kreskey takes over from Steve Wyatt, who led the historical society for eight years before his retirement in March of this year. Kreskey has more than 10 years of experience as a museum professional and was previously head of the curatorial department at the Lane County History Museum in Eugene. On her work in museums and historical organizations, she said, “I have a true passion for the inspiring and collaborative environment museums provide and am personally dedicated to history education and preservation.”

A lifelong Oregonian who grew up in Reedsport, Kreskey is excited to return to the coast. She also looks forward to the new opportunities to explore the history of Lincoln County and share the stories of the county’s past with the community. On her approach to local history, Kreskey said, “My focus is always on how our ties to place bring us together, and what we can learn from the lives and actions of those who came before us.”

The Lincoln County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing central Oregon coast history. At this time, the historical society’s museums remain closed to the public, but staff members hope to welcome visitors again soon. For more information, go online at www.oregoncoasthistory.org, find them on Facebook or Instagram, or call 541-265-7509.

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