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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org),
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 fromOctober 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.