Lincoln City’s North Lincoln County Historical Museum will pull back the covers on a pair of new exhibits on Friday, Feb. 1, including a showcase of antique quilts.

Timed to coincide with Antique and Collectible Week, the show will feature nine antique quilts guaranteed to wow quilt lovers and art history enthusiasts with their patterns and styles. The quilt show will run throughout February.

Also new in February is “Every Artifact Has a Story,” an exhibit focusing on the stories behind 10 artifacts from deep in the museum’s collection.

Featured artifacts include a basket made by Sissie Johnson, a Native American woman who lived in Taft before any pioneers; a beer can found in the walls of the museum, dating back to when the building was being built as a fire hall; a diary entry from Rose Lodge’s first postmaster, Julia Dodson; and a quilt that survived both the 1871 Chicago fire and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

“These artifacts have been waiting their turn to shine,” said museum director Jeff Syrop, “and have wonderful and interesting stories behind them.”

“Every Artifact Has a Story” will be on display throughout 2019.

North Lincoln County Historical Museum is located at 4907 SW Hwy. 101, and is open from noon to 5 pm Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

For more information, call 541-996-6614.

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