Ghosts at the Museum

Kids of all ages are invited to Ghosts at the Museum with storyteller, Doug Force, at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum on Thursday, October 31th at 2 pm. He will be presenting stories and tales so spooky that they will make the hair stand up on your neck. Doug has decades of teaching, educational, and storytelling experience and makes the stories come alive! Get ready for trick or treating and cozy up in our Mildred and Marie Children’s Room for this spooky Story Time at the Museum!

Valsetz, Oregon Conversation

The North Lincoln County Historical Museum is hosting a conversation on the town of Valsetz, Oregon and the documentary made to tell its story: Home: The Story of Valsetz. This once thriving town was bulldozed and complete destroyed in the 1980s by the corporation that owned it, even though there were still people living in the community. Former members of the Valsetz community will be there to discuss what happened to the town, and the documentary will be played as part of the Oregon-Made Film Festival at the Bijou Theater. Visit to see the whole lineup of Oregon made films!

A Tour to Die For Returns for Fourth Year!

This collaborative event brings the Pioneer Cemetery to life as Theater West actors portray six north Lincoln County historical figures. These “permanent residents” will give their accounts of what it was like to live the rugged Oregon Coast.

Guests will go on a lantern-lit, night-time walking tour of the cemetery where they will meet three men and three women at their graves. You’ll meet a rugged mountain man who also held correspondence with Senators and Presidents, including Harry Truman. George and Nanie Parmele moved here in 1897, and will share stories of building the second post office, first school, and early mill that provided lumber for incoming settlers to this area. Sissie Johnson, a Native American woman who owned all of the land now known as Taft, will explain how she taught settlers how to thrive on the Oregon Coast. Hear these stories and more at this year’s A Tour to Die For!

Cost of the Tour is $25 dollars. In the case of inclement weather, the program will take place at the museum. Shows will be held the last week of September and first week of October. Head to for dates and to purchase tickets.