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April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


History and Hops: The Seaside 60’s Riots

History and Hops: The Seaside 60’s Riots with RJ Marx. This event is the museums annual meeting at 5:30 (open to the public) followed by History and Hops at 6.

For April’s discussion we’ll examine the events leading up to the Labor Day 1962 riot, their causes, the personalities, the politics, and the way quick-thinking authorities teamed with rock ‘n’ rollers to quell two days of unbridled mayhem. The Seaside Labor Day Riots of 1962, 1963 and 1964 altered the destiny of Seaside to this day. The tumultuous confrontations between young people and authorities on Broadway, onto the Prom and the beach impacted the lives of all those who were there. To some, it seems in retrospect like the set of a beach movie, where young people danced to Paul Revere and the Raiders, the Kingsmen, the Fabulous Wailers and other ‘60s rock bands. To others it was a traumatic experience of violent conflict that was to change their lives forever.

RJ Marx is an American author, editor, and journalist. As editor of the Record-Review newspaper in Bedford, New York for more than two decades, Marx covered a thriving community and learned the value of journalism in uncovering a region’s past. Moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2015, he served as editor for the Seaside Signal and Cannon Beach Gazette, developing an affinity for the community and its rich cultural and historical heritage. His work on “Seaside’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Labor Day Riots: 1962-1964” emerged from his interest in the city’s colorful times and the characters who lived here. He hopes to reach out to all those who may recall those times to preserve a key element of the city’s unfolding story. He lives in Seaside with his wife Eve and their dogs Lucy and Trixie.

Preserving Seaside’s History since 1974, the Seaside Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution with the mission to collect, preserve and interpret materials illustrative of the history of Seaside and the surrounding area.
The museum is located at 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside and is open Wednesday – Saturday, 11AM – 4PM.
For further information, please contact Emily Halverson at 503-738-7065 during museum hours or send an email to
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April 18
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Times Theatre and Public House
133 Broadway
Seaside, Oregon 97138
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(503) 739-7188