Maritime Museum to host Teddy Roosevelt historical tribute

Wednesday Oct. 9, 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 as part of Teddy Roosevelt’s Oregon Roadshow, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) and Wells Fargo.

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 Roosevelt 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 to view the complete schedule.

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 St, and the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd in Newport. Both museums are open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Tickets may also be purchased via the Society’s website at and by phone on Wednesday through Sunday at 541-265-7509.

The Pacific Maritime Heritage Center’s new Doerfler Family Theater 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.


The Lincoln County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing Central Oregon Coast history. Visit the Burrows House Museum, 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport, and the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, 333 SE Bay Blvd. in Newport. Both museums are open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.