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 (email@example.com),
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 fromOctober 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.
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.
*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.