Holiday gathering at Maritime Center

Brent Bunker will perform music on his rare, vintage instruments during the Lincoln County Historical Society's holiday gathering on Saturday, Dec. 1. (Courtesy photo)

The Lincoln County Historical Society's holiday gathering will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center on the Newport Bayfront.

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, who 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, this is an 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, see the 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 a wide selection of maritime and history publications, as well as locally produced items.  

Admission to the holiday gathering is free for members and children under 12, and $5 for non-members. The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd. Parking is available at the top of the hill.

For more information, call 541-265-7509 or go online at

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