In mid-November the museum took on water. It came through both our front and back doors and seeped in through the sides of the older portion of our building. Thankfully our artifacts were not damaged because they are stored off of the floor. Our insurance claim was denied, citing that coverage only includes flooding caused by broken interior pipes, not due to rainwater flooding.
We called an emergency cleanup company, and they went to work drying the building. We then began working toward preventative mitigation, which included clearing drains, repairing gutters, leveling our garden, and rocking all areas that have the potential for flooding.
We still have a lot of work to do, and we are calling on the museum community for help. We are setting a goal of 20,000 dollars in donations to help offset the cost of repairing/replacing damaged carpet/drywall, servicing our elevator (which also took on water), and continuing to contract preventative measures. See images below photos of the flooding and our progress. We will update this page often.
This will be a long road to recovery for the museum, but with your help, we can set sail as soon as possible. If you feel the call to donate, click the donate button below or send a check to the address below. Please denote that the check is for the “Keep Us Afloat” fundraiser, so we can send a proper thank you letter and recognize donors in our newsletter.
North Lincoln County Historical Museum
4907 SW HWY 101
Lincoln City, Oregon 97367