Our new exhibit, Float Odyssey, will officially open on Saturday, February 19th. Odysseys are described as long and adventurous journeys. We couldn’t think of a better word to describe the epic voyages that the fishing floats in this exhibit have endured! After being used and lost at sea by fishermen, these floats were caught in the circular Pacific currents for decades until large storms forced them ashore. This exhibit follows some of our more extraordinary float odysseys, highlighting their place of origin, their use in the fishing industry, where and when they were found, and how they wound up in our collection. Learn all about glass fishing floats through the stories of the special floats selected for this exhibit.
We will also have a Float Identification Day in conjunction with Antique and Collectible week here in Lincoln City. Our float expert and exhibit co-curator, Dr. Nick Simpson, and fellow float expert, Ken Busse, will be here to answer questions about our new exhibit and to help identify floats. Bring in that ol’ glass float you have hanging in your garage or from a tree in your yard to learn its history from experts. They will be at the museum on Saturday, February 19th, from 11:30am-2:30pm. Hope to see you there.