Glass fishing float exhibit to open

This gill net float is one of the many American-made glass floats that will be on display as part of a new exhibit opening on Saturday, April 20, at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum in Lincoln City. (Courtesy photo)

The North Lincoln County Historical Museum in Lincoln City invites people to attend the opening of its new exhibit on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“American Made Glass Fishing Floats,” an exhibit from the collection of Nick Simpson, will be open to the public for the first time.

Simpson has been a float expert and collector for more than 55 years, and he has donated much of his collection to the museum. He and members of the float community will be available on April 20 to answer questions about this new, permanent exhibit in the upstairs gallery.

The museum will also have some exclusive floats for sale, made by historic glass blower Ro Purser, and there will be fishing float coloring sheets for children.

The North Lincoln County Historical Museum is located at 4907 SW Highway 101 in Lincoln City. Regular museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information is available online at or by calling 541-996-6614.


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