Music, art, war, and local interests are all blended to create a unique timeline of Merrill and the surrounding communities. Stepping over the threshold of the old Rec Hall, moved in 1946 from the Tulelake Japanese Internment Camp, the past beckons.
Merrill Historical and Modoc War Museum follows the participants of the Modoc War including the propaganda bolstering the bloodlust of the time. Time period guns, photos, and materials of the era are all on display in thanks to generous donors.
From dark to fantasy, Carl Barks, the renowned “Good Duck Artist,” holds a place in Merrill History. Born March 27, 1901 near Merrill, Oregon, Carl Barks’ imagination brought world fame through his characters such as: Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, Gyro Gearloose, Hewey, Dewey, Lewey, the Beagle Boys, and many more. The whimsical room dedicated to Carl Barks bridges history and youth.
Merrill Historical War and Modoc War Museum remembers those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of their country, pioneered the land giving all to the rugged country under a blistering sun and bitter winters, and those who thrived to create the community of today.