Knowledge is Power – Learning from Our Past

*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

Blacks in Oregon, Oregon Encyclopedia by OHS

History of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (CTSI), CTSI’s Website

Chinese Americans in Oregon, Oregon Encyclopedia by OHS

Latinos in Oregon, Oregon Encyclopedia by OHS

Japanese Americans in Oregon, Oregon Encyclopedia by OHS

Jews in Oregon, Oregon Encyclopedia by OHS

Iranians in Oregon, Oregon Encyclopedia by OHS

Museum Temporarily Closed

The museum has been closely following national and state regulations in regards to COVID-19, and will be closed until further notice. The museum’s staff will be working hard behind the scenes to ensure that the museum is even better when we are able to reopen. Please check our website for updates and check out our Facebook page for many historical posts (click the icon below). Thanks for the support and we hope you all stay well.

NLCHM is Open – Events Cancelled as of 3/13/20

NLCHM remains open at this time. As a community gathering place, we keep close watch on the recommendations of the CDC and Oregon specific guidelines in regards to COVID-19, and will adjust accordingly. The museum is open Wednesday – Saturday, from 11 am – 4 pm. We have hand sanitizer available for guests, hand-washing guidelines posted, and we clean and sanitize all touched surfaces several times throughout the day. Please do your part and stay home if you are not well and take all recommended precautions.

We are postponing event gatherings, including the cancellation of Story Time at the Museum, which was set for this Saturday. Thanks, and please check our website for the latest updates on the museum.

Museum is currently open, events cancelled