Anne Hall Gallery Opening

Join us on Saturday, June 22nd, from 11 am to 3 pm for the opening of the Anne Hall Gallery. Anne Hall, former Executive Director of NLCHM, dedicated 20 years to making the museum what it is today. In honor of her and all of the wonderful work she has done over the years, we are converting her old office-space into an art gallery. This gallery will show historic art from our collection and will later feature current local artists. We will be opening with a show titled “Painting History.” It will feature scenes of landscapes and buildings painted by historic artists, including Maude Wanker, Lincoln City’s most prestigious painter. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This gallery will rotate often, so come see it while it’s up.

Oil seascape painting by local historic painter, Maude Wanker

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!