The Devils of North Lincoln County – New Exhibit

The Red Devils group formed in Taft and Devils Lake in 1933 to promote events like “The Redhead Roundup” and the “Devils Lake Regatta.” The group promoted events and entertained visitors with different shenanigans, including kidnapping redheads and throwing them in the ocean or lake, holding mock weddings, and other general tomfoolery. The local businessmen had a large part in the success of tourism here in North Lincoln County, and were key in the “20 Miracle Miles Campaign.” This Exhibit will showcase Red Devils photos, quotes from those who have experienced them, and artifacts, including a four-foot-tall parade float devil head, several Red Devil costumes, and more! This temporary exhibit will open on Saturday, February 8th and run for all of 2020.

The Red Devils and Participants of the Redhead Roundup pose in the 1930s.

Video Screens to be Installed

Four video screens will be playing cultural and historical footage on a loop thanks to a grant from the Siletz Tribe Charitable Contribution Fund (STCCF). These video screens will play Siletz Tribe cultural film “Skookum Tillicum” in our Native American exhibit, a traditional Japanese glass fishing float video in our Japanese Glass Float exhibit, Model T footage in our Early Transportation exhibit, and Pixie Kitchen and Pixieland home videos in our Pixie exhibits. Many thanks to STCCF for helping to enhance our exhibits and continue to preserve and interpret North Lincoln County History! These videos will be up starting in February, so come check them out!

 Lincoln City Mayor and STCCF Advisory Board Member Dick Anderson, NLCHM Director Jeff Syrop, along with Jeff’s daughter Eila, and wife Emy at the grant award ceremony

Art at the Museum for the Holidays

Where: The North Lincoln County Historical Museum (NLCHM)

When: Saturday, December 14th – 11 am to 3 pm

Cost: FREE! Funded by the Mildred and Marie Children’s Fund!

Contact: NLCHM 541-996-6614 – 4907 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City

Kids of all ages are welcome to the North Lincoln County Historical Museum on Saturday, December 14th, from 11 am to 3 pm for this Holiday edition of Art at the Museum. We will have Holiday crafts, canvases for painting, and much more. This is a free program funded by the Mildred and Marie Children’s fund. The art that you create here at the museum can make a wonderful gift for this Holiday season! Have fun, create art and learn some history at the museum! Stop in anytime between 11 pm and 3 pm to participate. Parents/guardians must accompany their children for this event.