Calling All Artists – Historic Structure Challenge

When: Submission Deadline, October 10th, Show begins October 15th.

Where: Online Exhibit –


Cost: Free!

The museum is calling on all of those who would like to participate in an online art show to be presented on the museum’s website. The theme of this art show will be historic buildings and structures of North Lincoln County (Depoe Bay to Cascade Head). Paint, sketch or photograph your favorite historic building or structure in North Lincoln County and submit a high-resolution scan or photo of your work and email it to the museum. Contact Director, Jeff Syrop (, to receive an entry form which will be submitted with your artwork. Submissions are free with a suggested $5.00 donation to help out the museum in these difficult times, but it is not required.

The entries can be of any medium and any historic building or structure of your choice. Some examples of these buildings and structures are any from the strip in Depoe Bay, the Depoe Bay Bridge, Snug Harbor, Lincoln City Glass Center (Ballard Motors), the Nelscott Strip, the Oceanlake business strip, the Dorchester House, the Drift Creek Covered Bridge or any other of your choice. Submissions are due on October 10th and the show will be online from October 15th through the New Year.

This is a very inclusive online art show, open to all art ages/levels, and mediums. We hope that this art show will foster even more appreciation for historic buildings and structures so that they will be around for the next generation to enjoy.

Pixie Kitchen by Maude Wanker

Thanks Oregon Humanities!

Since the museum has been closed since mid-March, our in-person giftshop sales and donation box revenue have come to a halt. We are happy to announce that the museum has received a COVID-19 Economic Relief Grant from Oregon Humanities through the National Endowment for the Humanities. This generous grant will help us purchase exhibit and curation material, a new video recorder and other equipment for virtual presentations, and will cover some operating funds lost due to the pandemic. Thanks Oregon Humanities for helping us continue to thrive during these difficult times.

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