Local designer and storyteller Mike Arseneault has created a new full color inspirational book featuring short stories, vintage and new photography and design, and musings and memories of Rockaway Beach and other memorable places of historical and cultural significance on the Northern Oregon Coast. This book should appeal to everyone who lives or visits the area and anyone who loves the beauty, history, and stories of the Oregon Coast.
Join me for my official book launch event at the Garibaldi Historic Boathouse on Tillamook Bay located at 1209 Bay Lane in Garibaldi, Oregon, on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 1:00 p.m.
At this event, books can be purchased and signed by Mike. Julie Resnick will lead a Q&A with Mike to talk about the origin of the book, his creative process, themes, personal highlights, and answer any questions. It is his hope that “Storytelling” will continue to bring communities together to preserve the vital cultural heritage of the area, learn from the past, and come together to create an even brighter future.
A portion of book sales at this event will de donated to GCHI to further the preservation efforts at the Histiric Boathouse. Mike was actively involved in creating a vision for the Boathouse and helped lead efforts to reopen the historic building to the public in 2018. He also created and curated the first two Gallery Exhibition. #savetheboathouse
About “Storytelling By Mike Arseneault”:
Across three chapters, readers will be taken on a journey that starts in Rockaway Beach and then travels from Tillamook to Astoria, The 116-page book covers many inspiring subjects that have been lost and others that are being preserved. Topics include: Rockaway Beach; past and present, Twin Rocks, Emily G. Reed Shipwreck, Original Rockaway Train Depot, Outlook Inn/Lake Lytle Hotel and Depot, The Rockaway Natatorium, Karla’s Smokehouse, Big Red Cedar, WWII Blimps (Hanger B Tillamook), Garibaldi Historic U.S. Coast Guard Boathouse (Pier’s End), Lost Town of Bayocean, Whitney Mill Chimney (Garibaldi Smokestack), 1908 Barview Life-Saving Station, Old Wheeler Hotel, the Last Natatorium (Now the Seaside Aquarium), Tillamook Rock Lighthouse (Terribly Tilly), Peter Iredale Shipwreck (Warrenton), Liberty Theater (Astoria), and Astoria (or Astor) Column, and more.
This visual design storybook is personal, very original, and will take each reader on an inspirational journey of special places that have and will continue to matter to people who love this area. “It’s a very personal and unique book and quite different from other local history books,” said Arseneault. It has been created to provoke, spark action, and serve as a treasured keepsake for all those who love the northern Oregon Coast. Something of meaning to pass on to future generations and share with everyone.
Send any inquiries to Mike at email@example.com and follow the Storytelling Facebook group for more launch details and additional stories: www.facebook.com/groups/storytellingbyrecreatenow
Contact for Distribution and Media Inquiries:
Mike Arseneault, firstname.lastname@example.org, 971-724-0273