Category Archives: Exhibits

Every Artifact Has a Story

The title says it all – Every Artifact Has a Story! This exhibit focuses on ten artifacts that come from deep in the museum’s collection, based on the story that they possess, rather than their aesthetic value alone. In this exhibit you’ll see and learn the stories from artifacts like a basket made by Sissie Johnson, a Native American woman who lived in Taft before any pioneers, a beer can found in the walls of the museum, dating back to when the building was being built as a fire hall, a diary entry from Rose Lodge’s first post master, Julia Dodson, a quilt that survived the 1871 Chicago fire and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, and more storied artifacts! These artifacts have been waiting their turn to shine, and have wonderful and interesting stories behind them. This temporary exhibit will be up for the duration of 2019!

Postcard featuring Julia Dodson, whose diary entry will be on display

Historic Quilt Show

NLCHM’s quilt show will feature 9 historic quilts. Don’t miss this month-long show in conjunction with Lincoln City’s Antique and Collectible Week. These historic quilts will feature a variety of different patterns and styles, and are guaranteed to wow quilt lovers and art history enthusiasts. This show will only be up through February, so come check it out before it’s gone! 

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!