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Lincoln logs record visitors at museum

Posted: Friday, Mar 22nd, 2013

Answered by a new exhibit at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum are all of the nagging questions about the town’s ubiquitous namesake, such as how Lincoln County and Lincoln City came to be named after the 16th president. These are the surprising nuggets of history found amid the busts and memorabilia of “Abraham Lincoln, the Oregon Connection,” on display Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. through Sept. 30. (Photos by Rick Beasley)

In a city that bears his name, Abraham Lincoln is still drawing crowds nearly 150 years after he delivered his famous address on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, Penn.

His reappearance at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum in a featured exhibit running now through Sept. 30 is helping to draw record numbers of visitors to a popular roadside attraction packed with the history, lore and traditions of the inhabitants of Lincoln City, from the first prehistoric mollusks to modern-day tourists. Intimate and rare displays of artifacts and art occupy two floors of a building that has its own history as a former fire station and city hall, recalling Native Americans, European explorers, early white settlers, loggers, firefighters and war heroes.

For the complete article see the 03-22-2013 issue.

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