Tag Archives: North Lincoln County Historical Museum

Bongo Bingo Fundraiser at the Eventuary

Bongo BingoTickets are on sale now for the North Lincoln County Historical Museum’s fourth annual Bongo Bingo “fun raiser”. Join us at the Eventuary to find out how bongos and bingo combine to create an unusual and highly enjoyable bingo experience. This event will take place on Sunday, April 2nd from 1 pm to 3 pm.

 

Tickets, available in advance, are $20 and include fifteen traditional bingo games as well as door prizes. Additional bingo game cards are available for $10 each. Winners will choose from a variety of prizes, including dinners at local restaurants and motel stays. Since this is the 30th Anniversary of the museum’s opening, we will also have special games with “30” themed prizes and 30th Anniversary buttons and pens.

 

Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Eventuary, located at 560 SW Fleet Avenue in the Delake district of Lincoln City, next to US Bank. Nearby parking is available at the bank, as well as at the Eventuary itself.

 

For advance ticket sales or more information, call 541-996-6614 or come by the museum at 4907 SW HWY 101 in Lincoln City. Seating is limited. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door.

Guerrilla Priest: An American Family in World War II Philippines

Steve Griffiths, author

Steve Griffiths

Author Steve Griffiths will discuss and read from his new book, Guerrilla Priest: An American Family in World War II Philippines, at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum at one p.m. on Saturday, March 25th.

Griffiths based his book on the unpublished accounts that his parents each wrote of their wartime experiences in the Philippines. After his parents and sister were liberated from a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Manila in February 1945, they came to Nelscott to recover from their wartime ordeal.

Guerrilla Priest captures a special moment in the history of the Pacific War: the formation of the first guerrilla resistance against the Japanese in northern Luzon. Episcopal priest Al Griffiths, gold miner Walter Cushing, and Chief Puyao of the Tingguian tribe were key figures in this resistance. Guerrilla Priest describes the events that led to the ambush at Lamonan—disastrous for the Japanese—and the aftermath of that ambush for those who participated.

Guerrilla Priest also provides an intimate glimpse of the American colonial experience in the Philippines, and perhaps most significantly, it tells the story of how a young American family, Al Griffiths, his wife Nessie, and their infant daughter Katy, managed to survive a horrific war.

During the months they spent in Nelscott after the war, Al and Nessie Griffiths were grateful that neighbors and friends rarely asked them about their wartime ordeal. They both wanted to put the experience behind them. But Al and Nessie each wrote an account of their ordeal for their children to have—their daughter Katy, who shared the experience with them, and their son Steve, who was born after the war. Author Griffiths has shaped his parents’ memoirs into a compelling and moving read.

Dancing Moon Press in Newport, Oregon, published Guerrilla Priest in 2016. It is available for sale on Amazon. Copies may also be purchased at the event.

Bongo Bingo: Fundraiser at the Eventuary

Bongo BingoTickets are on sale now for the North Lincoln County Historical Museum’s fourth annual Bongo Bingo “fun raiser”. Join us at the Eventuary to find out how bongos and bingo combine to create an unusual and highly enjoyable bingo experience. This event will take place on Sunday, April 2nd from 1 pm to 3 pm.

 

Tickets, available in advance, are $20 and include fifteen traditional bingo games as well as door prizes. Additional bingo game cards are available for $10 each. Winners will choose from a variety of prizes, including dinners at local restaurants and motel stays. Since this is the 30th Anniversary of the museum’s opening, we will also have special games with “30” themed prizes and 30th Anniversary buttons and pens.

 

Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Eventuary, located at 560 SW Fleet Avenue in the Delake district of Lincoln City, next to US Bank. Nearby parking is available at the bank, as well as at the Eventuary itself.

 

For advance ticket sales or more information, call 541-996-6614 or come by the museum at 4907 SW HWY 101 in Lincoln City. Seating is limited. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door.