Operating Hours for the Information and Gift Center for 2017
Jan 4 – Mar 4 Open 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Mar 5 – Nov 22 Open 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Thanksgiving thru New Years Eve Open 3:30 PM – 9:30 PM
- A Memorial Display is installed on the left of the front entry leading to the Information and Gift Center and nameplates are available for a Gifts and Memorials Display that has been installed on the right side. Please inquire in the Information & Gift Center 89039 Cape Arago Highway or Sunset Bay State Park office, 89814 Cape Arago Hwy.
- Step into the past. The Information and Gift Center is designed after the original Simpson Mansion that was located on the bluff where the Observation Building is now, overlooking the ocean. The entry columns are reminiscent of the columns in the Simpsons’ garden in the early 1900=s. Please feel free to come in and look around, visit with the hosts or select brochures from our wide range of subjects related to our local area.
- VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AND NEEDED TO HELP US IN THE INFORMATION AND GIFT CENTER – This all volunteer operation is a primary source of funding for many of the Friends= activities and the Park=s Physical Development and Interpretive Programs. If interested in giving your time, please call us at 541-266‑8300, or click on Contact Us to e‑mail your name and phone number or email address and we will contact you. All net proceeds go back into the park. We as volunteers get to meet people from all over the world and share our area with them. It=s fun and informative. To volunteer in the Information and Gift Center, please call one of the following Volunteer Managers: Sharon or Lou Kolkhorst 541‑266‑8300 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Information and Gift Center (IGC) carries a variety of items for everyone. For the hiker, we have walking sticks, energy bars, sunflower seeds and candy bars. For the historian, we have many books related to our area. Home schooling? We have books and science project kits. Interested in birds? We have binoculars, feeders, and informative books about care or identifying our local birds. We have information and houses for bats. We have a wide range of puppets, toys, puzzles and activities for the youth in your family. We have great DVDs showing the history of the park, Holiday Lights scenes set to music and a Holiday Lights screen saver for your computer. We have jackets, sweatshirts and T‑shirts, jewelry, purses and much more for your fashion needs. Mouse Pads and matching coasters for your computer or use them for doll house rugs. We carry sculptures, soaps, soaps and pine baskets . . . and the list goes on. We now have a new crewneck sweatshirt in sizes S‑5XL, a Marionberry chocolate bar, bicycle bells, backpacks, enamel cups, and yard sculptures.
- Shore Acres scenes on magnets, clothing, mugs and postcards with scenes only available here and taken by our supporters. All of our postcards are produced locally and cannot be purchased elsewhere.
- WE CARRY MANY ITEMS MADE BY LOCAL ARTISTS AND VENDORS USING LOCAL PRODUCTS.
- New items arrive weekly. Come see what is new! Comments, questions or ideas? CONTACT US: Telephone/Voice Mail: (541) 888‑2472 or 1-866-888‑6100
- Please feel free to come into the Information and Gift Center to look around, ask questions and visit with the great people who volunteer to make your visit a pleasant one.
- “A Gathering of the Finches” is again in stock. Don’t miss reading Jane Kirkpatrick’s story of the Simpson household and the start of the beautiful Shore Acres Gardens. We have Judy and Dick Wagner’s “LI: The Uncommon Life of Louis Jerome Simpson” a history of the founder of Shore Acres, and Stephen Beckham’s “The Simpsons of Shore Acres.”
- DVDs: “Gardens Above the Waves at Shore Acres State Park” (includes Holiday Lights scenes) and “The Shore Acres Story” (the history of Shore Acres).
- Want to smash a penny? Come in and try our PENNY PRESSING MACHINE. Four designs: 1. Garden House, 2. Pond and Herons, 3. Cape Arago Lighthouse, 4. Oregon State Parks Seal. Drill a couple holes in your flattened pennies and they are great on walking sticks . . . or just collect them. We have two styles of Passport Books to keep your collection of pennies in, too.
- Thank you for visiting our web site. We hope you will enjoy the gardens and visit often.
- Thank you for observing that we are a smoke‑free park.