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!
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!
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!