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Unveiling of Louis Southworth Sculpture

By November 10, 2022November 23rd, 2022No Comments

Credits to OCTV (Oregon Coast TV) for this short video. Thank you Jeremy Burke & drone photographer Casey Felton.

Louis Southworth Sculpture by Pete Helzer

Press Release 

The City of Waldport honors Oregon Black Pioneer Louis Southworth with the construction of the new Louis Southworth Park in 2023.

We are thrilled to announce the arrival and unveiling of the Louis Southworth Bronze Sculpture created by artist Pete Hezler to Waldport!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th
Alsea Bay Bridge Visitor Center & Museum
320 NW Hwy. 101, Waldport, Oregon 97394
Noon to 4:00 P.M.

Louis Southworth On new Platform

Sculptor Peter Helzer will be joined by city, county and state officials in an unveiling ceremony at 1:00 P.M. The sculpture will be placed at the Alsea Bay Bridge Visitor Center & Museum and remain until it can be permanently located at the new Louis Southworth Park sometime next Spring/Summer.

Food and beverage and live fiddle music will be featured and ALL ARE WELCOME!

Below are several links to learn more about this exciting project:

https://yachatsnews.com/waldport-wins-state-parks-grant/

https://www.oregonlive.com/history/2021/08/louis-southworth-slave-who-bought-his-freedom-and-homesteaded-near-oregon-coast-chosen-as-namesake-of-new-park.html

https://eugeneweekly.com/2022/11/03/heavens-musician/

https://www.petehelzer.com

Louis Southworth Sculpture with its creator Pete Helzer

Below is the link to a video package produced by Ken Boddie of KOIN-TV Channel 6/Portland.  It aired Monday morning, 11/14/2022 morning and again on the evening.