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 via the Society’s website at oregoncoasthistory.org and by phone (Wednesday through Sunday) at 541-265-7509.
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.
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.