Volunteers Needed!

We are currently seeking volunteers who would enjoy greeting museum visitors. Previous host and cash register experience is appreciated as well as an interest in North Lincoln County history. We are looking for people to fill in to cover the front desk for an hour or two a week. If this sounds like fun to you, please call the museum at 541-996-6614 for more information. Thanks!

Kernville Cannery Model

Kernville Cannery Model, ca. 1905, by Gary Brooks

The Kernville Cannery was built in 1896 by Daniel Kern, and the town of Kernville was named the same year. The cannery changed hands several times, and in 1907 it became the Elmore Cannery, then later the Gerttula Cannery and Boat Works. Today, this community no longer has its notable cannery, stores, mill, and boat works industry that had once flourished.

This Model of the Kernville Cannery, circa 1905, was created by volunteer Gary Brooks. This model won Best of Show at the 15th Pacific Model Loggers Congress in 2019. This is the second model that Gary has made for the museum. He made a model of the Pixie Kitchen in 2018. Come check it out!

Digitizing History

The Sitetz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund (STCCF) generously granted the North Lincoln County Historical Museum (NLCHM) with the funds to purchase equipment to further digitize the museum’s collection. This includes a large format scanner, computer, camera, and other equipment necessary for digitizing artifacts, photographs, and documents. This will allow us to preserve digital records which benefits museum staff, visiting researchers, and the community as a whole. Museum volunteers have already digitized hundreds of artifacts, photographs, and documents since this project set forth in December. Thanks STCCF and thanks to our museum volunteers!

STCCF Board Member Mike Holden and NLCHM Director Jeff Syrop