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Art at the Museum

Where: The North Lincoln County Historical Museum (NLCHM)

When: Saturday, July 13th, 11 am to 3 pm

Cost: FREE! Funding by the Mildred and Marie Children’s Fund!

Contact: NLCHM 541-996-6614 – 4907 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City

Kids of all ages are invited to this summer’s Art at the Museum on Saturday, July 13th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. Guests will be invited to paint and draw historical and cultural artifacts and photos. We will have a new craft workshop this year as well.  All art supplies are provided for this free program by the Mildred and Marie Children’s fund. Join us in this fun art program and learn some history at the museum at the same time! Stop in anytime between 11 pm and 3 pm to participate. Parents/guardians must accompany their children for this event.  See you there!

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

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!