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 Sitetz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund (STCCF) generously granted the North Lincoln County Historical Museum (NLCHM) with the funds to purchase equipment to further digitize the museum’s collection. This includes a large format scanner, computer, camera, and other equipment necessary for digitizing artifacts, photographs, and documents. This will allow us to preserve digital records which benefits museum staff, visiting researchers, and the community as a whole. Museum volunteers have already digitized hundreds of artifacts, photographs, and documents since this project set forth in December. Thanks STCCF and thanks to our museum volunteers!
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!