The museum will be reopening on Wednesday, October 7th, while closely following Oregon’s COVID-19 guidelines for Phase 2. We will have a limited capacity, will require physical distancing and face coverings, and our children’s room will be temporarily closed. We will resume our regular hours, Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm.
During the COVID-19 shutdown, museum staff and volunteers have been busy working behind the scenes. We have made many improvements to existing exhibits, sent out newsletters, and posted virtual tours and exhibits.
The museum has also created three new exhibits. Pioneer Portraits bring photos of pioneers to life through their stories of trials and tribulations that come with homesteading on the Oregon Coast. Defunct Devices showcases all the technologies that were, in one way or another, replaced by the smartphone. These include, but are not limited to, an adding machine, typewriter, tape recorder, phonograph, and an amazing camera collection. Our mini theatre is now a complete exhibit with information on North Lincoln theatres and prints from actual local theatre posters.
We’ve been able to stay active thanks to the North Lincoln community, county support, memberships, donations, and a COVID-19 relief grant from Oregon Humanities. If you would like to help support the museum during these difficult times, please consider becoming a member, donating, or supporting us through Amazon Smile. Be sure to check out our website for all the latest updates, virtual tours and exhibits, especially if you are unable to visit us during these difficult times. Thanks for the support and see you at the museum!