Category Archives: Exhibits

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

American Made Glass Fishing Floats Exhibit Opening Event

Come join us at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum on Saturday, April 20th, from 11 am to 3 pm for the opening of our American Made Glass Fishing Floats exhibit from the Nick Simpson Collection. Nick has been a float expert and collector for over 55 years and has donated much of his wonderful collection to the museum. Nick and members of the float community will be here to answer questions about this beautiful new permanent exhibit in our upstairs gallery. We will also have some exclusive floats for sale, made by historic glass blower, Ro Purser, and fishing float coloring sheets for kids. If you are interested in historic fishing floats and want to learn more, you will love this Lincoln City Community Days event!

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