North Lincoln County Historical Museum
For those who love history or just “old stuff”, the North Lincoln County Historical Museum is a real treat. The downstairs exhibit gallery includes: displays on Native American history with examples of baskets and beadwork; early settlement and homesteading displays that show early tools and household items; and dairy, fishing, and cannery displays with artifacts from those industries. The upstairs gallery focuses on tourism, celebrating the age of the automobile with information on the first cars and roads to the area, roadside attractions, early tourism promotions like the notorious “Redhead Roundup”, and one-of-a-kind businesses like the famous Pixie Kitchen. A hands-on children’s corner will keep younger children entertained while their parents tour the museum.
The museum store:
Visit the museum’s gift shop to find books on local history, as well as state and national history. Gift items include items created by local artists and artisans, such as Native American wood carving, ceramics and jewelry.
The museum is located in the historic Taft district of Lincoln City at 4907 SW Highway 101.
Hours of operation:
Summer hours (May 15th to October 14th): noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.
Winter hours (October 15th to May 14th): noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.
Closed annually December 15th to January 31
FREE for all of 2014! Courtesy of a grant from the City of Lincoln City
Free Public Parking including motor coach. Public restrooms. Handicap access.