Holiday Fest on Oregon Coast Spotlights History

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Published 11/18/09

Holiday Fest on Oregon Coast Spotlights History

“Coast Ocean Rocks” by Jeanne Cloe will be among the paintings and other art on display during “An Artist’s Holiday,” the Lincoln County Historical Society’s Heritage Festival Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m.

(Newport, Oregon) - Chef Ryan Cornwall, Agate Beach Inn Best Western, will demonstrate how to make holiday pancakes/crepes and offer tastes at the annual Heritage Festival and open house of the Lincoln County Historical Society. Scheduled for Saturday, December 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. this year's Fest is “An Artist’s Holiday.” A new exhibit featuring art from the collection of the Historical Society will open in the Burrows House and a panel on “Art as History” will be held. “Lost in Time” will perform in the Burrows House, and Tex Cox will play accordion in the Log Cabin. “Unplugged Games” will be set up in the Log Cabin for children.

The event is free and open to the public. Members receive a discount on all merchandise in the gift shops which feature holiday merchandise, books and period gifts. Anyone who joins the day of the event will receive the discount.

Chef Cornwall, noted for his marionberry and hazelnut crepes at the Inn, will discuss the role of the pancake and crepe in history and demonstrate how he makes his crepes from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Carriage House. The first 50 people will receive samples and a copy of his recipe. Other refreshments also will be available.

“Portals to the Past: Art as History,” an exhibit of paintings and other art from the collection, will formally open in the Burrows House at 2 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. in the Carriage House a panel discussion on “Art as History” will feature artists Jeanne Cloe, Elinor de Sosa, Walt Duvall, Sally Houck, and Marianne St. Marie. They will discuss what art can offer to historians that other objects and words cannot and will discuss their own work in this context.

“Lost in Time,” a consort of the Recorder Society, will perform in the Burrows House with Sarah Ball, Jan Christensen, Corlu Collier, and Eileen Flory.

The Oregon Coast History Center, which includes the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums, is administered by the Lincoln County Historical Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Lincoln County. The History Center is located at 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport. The museums are free and open to the public. The Burrows House Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Log Cabin Museum is open Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 541-265-7509.


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