1950s Advertising: Promoting Business in North Lincoln County

Now on display! Come join us at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum for a new exhibit on 1950s advertising! 1950s Advertising: Promoting Business in North Lincoln County focuses on the hand-drawn, silly, strange, and interesting business advertisements that filled newspapers and phonebooks at the time. North Lincoln County was booming in the 1950s and businesses were popping up left and right as a result. Along with this boom came the need for attractive ads and slogans to draw in tourists and locals alike.

Also exhibited are artifacts and memorabilia associated with these businesses. Take a step back in time and see what the 1950s businesses in North Lincoln County have to offer. Thanks, and see you at the museum!

 

The History and Folklore of Finnish Immigration to North Lincoln County

When: Saturday, April 14th, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: North Lincoln County Historical Museum: 4907 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City

Come join us at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum to learn about the history and folklore of early Finnish pioneers in North Lincoln County. Storyteller Doug Force will take you back to the early 1900s to tell the story of a Finnish farming family. This story intertwines the family’s trials and triumphs with the legend of the Tomten, a gnome-like mythical creature that was the protector of the farm and caretaker of livestock.

Doug Force has been storytelling since he was a small child. Curiosity and the knowledge and reflections of other people’s lives kept him engaged in the elements of storytelling and listening to this day. Doug used and developed his diverse story telling skills as an educator at all levels of public and private venue, from middle-level public schools through graduate level university courses.

Pixie Kitchen Miniature Now on Exhibit

This Pixie Kitchen to-scale model is now on display at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. It is included in our upstairs Pixie Kitchen/Pixieland exhibit. If you have fond memories of the Pixie Kitchen, you’ll love this wonderful miniature created by volunteer, Gary Brooks! We are open Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5 pm. See you at the museum!