WWII on the Oregon Coast

Joann Kangiser Schneider’s four brothers who served in WWII (left to right): Lawrence, Gilbert, Joe, and Marion.

What: WWII on the Oregon Coast Program

When: September 21st at 2 pm

Where: The North Lincoln County Historical Museum. 4907 SW HWY 101 Lincoln City, OR.

Contact: NLCHM 541-996-6614

Joann Kangiser Schneider, who was a teenager during WWII, and North Lincoln County Historical Museum President Mick McLean will give a presentation about WWII on the Oregon Coast. There will be a slide-show, and they will lead discussions and encourage stories about “dim outs,” rationing cards, coast patrols, and more about North Lincoln County during World War II. Joann (Taft High School ’47) will share her personal experiences and those of her four brothers and future husband “Red” Schneider, who all joined the war effort. Mick will describe how two regions a sea apart prepared for invasion; Lincolnshire England after the fall of Dunkirk and Lincoln County, Oregon, after Pearl Harbor.  “Both counties felt the threat of invasion was real,” Mick explained. This program will take place during Celebration of Honor Week at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at North Lincoln County Historical Museum.

“Indestructo” Now on Display

This trunk was found in a Wecoma, Oregon home formerly owned by the Cutler family. The Cutler’s are well known for forming the town of Cutler City in 1913, on the south end of today’s Lincoln City. This 1920s “Indestructo” trunk has many scratches and dings, but has lived up to its name. It has traveled around the world (many international stickers) and is still as sturdy as ever. It has several Cutler name tags and “Cutler” painted in red writing on the side. This amazing piece of history was generously donated to the museum and is now on display in our camping exhibit.

Calling All Researchers

1937 Metsker’s Map showing North Lincoln County

The North Lincoln County Historical Museum’s Hendrickson-Link Research Library has recently undergone a revamp. This revamp has been made possible by grand funds awarded by the Oregon Heritage Commission and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, along with much volunteer power. The new equipment includes a vertical file for our newspaper clippings, a shelving unit for archive supplies, a scanner for digitizing archives, a printer, and much more. We are now, thanks to this grant, able to better assist researchers. We have many photographs, maps, obituaries, newspaper clippings, microfilm, books, and more in our vast collection of North Lincoln County archives (from Depoe Bay to Cascade Head). Appointments for free research can be made by calling the museum at 541-996-6614.

Hendrickson-Link Research Library at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum.