Story Time at the Museum – Water of Life

Doug Force at a previous Story Time at the Museum

Kids of all ages are invited to Story Time at the Museum with storyteller, Doug Force, at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum on Saturday, March 16th, from 2-3 pm. This Story Time at the Museum’s theme will be “Water of Life.” Join us as Doug Force takes us on a journey through “Water of Life” themed books. Doug has decades of teaching, educational, and storytelling experience and makes the stories come alive! Get out of the rain and cozy up in our Mildred and Marie Children’s Room for Story Time at the Museum!

New Hours for NLCHM

The museum is closed in January, but when we reopen with new exhibits in February, our hours will have changed from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. to 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is in response to the 4-5 o’clock hour being our slowest by far, and wanting to be open during the a.m. to try and catch some of the earlier crowd. So please visit us on Wednesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in February! See you at the museum! 

Every Artifact Has a Story

The title says it all – Every Artifact Has a Story! This exhibit focuses on ten artifacts that come from deep in the museum’s collection, based on the story that they possess, rather than their aesthetic value alone. In this exhibit you’ll see and learn the stories from artifacts like a basket made by Sissie Johnson, a Native American woman who lived in Taft before any pioneers, a beer can found in the walls of the museum, dating back to when the building was being built as a fire hall, a diary entry from Rose Lodge’s first post master, Julia Dodson, a quilt that survived the 1871 Chicago fire and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and more storied artifacts! These artifacts have been waiting their turn to shine, and have wonderful and interesting stories behind them. This temporary exhibit will be up for the duration of 2019!

Postcard featuring Julia Dodson, whose diary entry will be on display