The rustic little building at the corner of Third and Pontiac Streets in Yachats has been a part of this coastal community for generations.
Built in the shape of a cross from local timber hauled down the Yachats River, the Little Log Church was completed and dedicated in 1930. It was served by ministers from the Oregon Conference of the Evangelical Church, and later by pastors from the Presbyterian Church. When the congregation grew too large for the little building, members built a new church a few blocks away, and the Little Log Church and property was sold to the Oregon Historical Society on the condition it be maintained as a museum. The site was deeded to the city of Yachats in 1986.
The building underwent a complete restoration in 1993, made possible by enthusiastic community support and the loving hands of volunteer workers.
Today the Little Log Church Museum houses a rich treasure of local historical artifacts as well as contemporary works on loan as exhibits. It is still regularly used for weddings, memorials, and special events in addition to fine arts exhibits.
Little Log Church and Museum
By Mary Crook, Events Coordinator
Now that our seasonal visitor traffic has ebbed a bit, we thought we’d let you know how the Little Log Church and Museum fared this year. As you may know there is a guest book that visitors to the museum are invited to sign. It is from that log that we estimate the number of folks who come through our doors. Our volunteers have reported busy afternoons during their docent times between noon and 3:00 p.m. six days a week. Our count from August 2013 to August 2014 was 1795 visitors. That’s up quite a bit from last year. That’s pretty impressive, especially since we had to close for a few weeks during the early summer while our roof and some of the siding were replaced. Those who signed our book hailed from 33 states, 5 Canadian provinces, and 6 other countries.
We had some nice events also – we hosted some concerts and workshops during the popular Celtic Music Festival; a ukulele concert with former LLC&M volunteer Jim D’Ville, poetry and short story readings, and a very special concert of Renaissance music. Upcoming events include our annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 5th at 3:00 p.m., another round of Celtic music in November, and holiday festivities in December. So we are alive and well. Hope to see you soon!
Little Log Church & Museum 547-3976
Hours: 12 - 3 pm / M, T, W, F, S & S; Closed Thursday
328 West Third Street / PO Box 712, Yachats OR 97498
Director: Karl Christianson.
City of Yachats Museum Exhibits
What happened at the Little Log Church last year?