*This message contains examples of racism that may be difficult for some to read.
Here at NLCHM we hope to learn from our history by studying accounts of injustice. In our Pioneer History of North Lincoln County books alone we find instances of African American families being denied a room at a hotel or service at a restaurant, Chinese and Japanese cannery workers having rocks thrown at them, Native American slurs being rampant, and many other examples of racism.
Although progress has been made, this problem still exists today, and I’ve personally seen oppressive symbolism and rhetoric around North Lincoln County. This is not just a concern here, but all over the state, nation, and world. Better understanding our history gives us the opportunity to learn from our past. Below are some links to resources on the history of some groups of people who are marginalized here in Oregon.
-Jeffrey Syrop, Museum Director