The Crab Pot, the Bay House, the Delake Bowl, the Bijou, Snug Harbor and the Dorchester House and lots more early Lincoln County businesses all molded the early years of the county when business was just getting going – in Lincoln City, especially
A new exhibit opens Wednesday, March 30th at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum entitled “Taking Care of Business, Early Ventures in Lincoln City.” The exhibit highlights businesses that have left an indelible mark on the development and character of Lincoln City.
When asked why an exhibit on businesses, the museum’s executive director, Anne Hall replied, “I’ve always loved those one of a kind businesses that come to define a town or city, and we at the museum wanted to highlight some that have been in Lincoln City for decades. I think we sometimes take for granted these long-lived businesses, not really acknowledging the part they played, and still play, in making our city unique.
Take for example, the Crab Pot. It was a part of the landscape along the highway for many years. We really miss it and hope it will be rebuilt soon. Businesses like the Delake Bowl were once major attractions in Lincoln City, bringing hundreds of visitors to town for bowling tournaments. Today we may not see big tournaments, but aren’t we lucky to have an old-style bowling alley in town! It’s a current attraction that is still somewhat nostalgic. Then there’s the Bijou, a first rate movie theater that plays the most wonderful films, old classics as well as new releases. Visitors love it and so do residents. The Bay House is a great local restaurant that has been in Cutler City since the 1930s. It just received a prestigious Four Diamond award from Triple A for excellence. The museum has a permanent display on the Pixie Kitchen, but other businesses have not been featured until now. As well as those businesses just mentioned, we are also featuring the Ester Lee, Surftides, the Dorchester House, the Eventuary, Snug Harbor and the Nelscott Cash Store. ”
“Taking Care of Business, Early Ventures in Lincoln City” is viewable at the North Lincoln Historical Museum March 30th through December 14th. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 5pm. The Museum is located at 4907 SW Highway 101, in the Taft area of Lincoln City.
For more information call 541-996-6614.