We Are Reopening on Wednesday, October 7th

The museum will be reopening on Wednesday, October 7th, while closely following Oregon’s COVID-19 guidelines for Phase 2. We will have a limited capacity, will require physical distancing and face coverings, and our children’s room will be temporarily closed. We will resume our regular hours, Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm.

During the COVID-19 shutdown, museum staff and volunteers have been busy working behind the scenes. We have made many improvements to existing exhibits, sent out newsletters, and posted virtual tours and exhibits.

The museum has also created three new exhibits. Pioneer Portraits bring photos of pioneers to life through their stories of trials and tribulations that come with homesteading on the Oregon Coast. Defunct Devices showcases all the technologies that were, in one way or another, replaced by the smartphone. These include, but are not limited to, an adding machine, typewriter, tape recorder, phonograph, and an amazing camera collection. Our mini theatre is now a complete exhibit with information on North Lincoln theatres and prints from actual local theatre posters.

We’ve been able to stay active thanks to the North Lincoln community, county support, memberships, donations, and a COVID-19 relief grant from Oregon Humanities. If you would like to help support the museum during these difficult times, please consider becoming a member, donating, or supporting us through Amazon Smile. Be sure to check out our website for all the latest updates, virtual tours and exhibits, especially if you are unable to visit us during these difficult times. Thanks for the support and see you at the museum! 

Tiny Tours

Episode 1: Glass Fishing Floats

Since the museum is currently closed, we have decided to create a series of “Tiny Tours” of the museum’s exhibits. We hope that you enjoy and look for the next episode coming soon.

Calling All Artists – Historic Structure Challenge

When: Submission Deadline, October 10th, Show begins October 15th.

Where: Online Exhibit – www.northlincolncountyhistoricalmuseum.org

Contact: director.nlchm@gmail.com

Cost: Free!

The museum is calling on all of those who would like to participate in an online art show to be presented on the museum’s website. The theme of this art show will be historic buildings and structures of North Lincoln County (Depoe Bay to Cascade Head). Paint, sketch or photograph your favorite historic building or structure in North Lincoln County and submit a high-resolution scan or photo of your work and email it to the museum. Contact Director, Jeff Syrop (director.nlchm@gmail.com), to receive an entry form which will be submitted with your artwork. Submissions are free with a suggested $5.00 donation to help out the museum in these difficult times, but it is not required.

The entries can be of any medium and any historic building or structure of your choice. Some examples of these buildings and structures are any from the strip in Depoe Bay, the Depoe Bay Bridge, Snug Harbor, Lincoln City Glass Center (Ballard Motors), the Nelscott Strip, the Oceanlake business strip, the Dorchester House, the Drift Creek Covered Bridge or any other of your choice. Submissions are due on October 10th and the show will be online from October 15th through the New Year.

This is a very inclusive online art show, open to all art ages/levels, and mediums. We hope that this art show will foster even more appreciation for historic buildings and structures so that they will be around for the next generation to enjoy.

Pixie Kitchen by Maude Wanker