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For more information visit the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum at 2106 2nd Street in Tillamook, Oregon or call 503-842-4553.
Trying Poetry The Stafford Way
September 20, 2014
Tillamook Main Library meeting rooms
|Celebrate the centennial of William Stafford's birth by doing some creative writing in a workshop offered by the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and led by Oregon Poet Laureate
Emerita, Paulann Petersen on Saturday, September 20 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Tillamook Main Library meeting rooms. In addition, Ms. Petersen will be doing a Stafford-themed poetry reading that evening at 7:00 PM at the Pioneer Museum. The Poetry Reading will be free and open to the public, courtesy of the TCPMā€™s Daisy Fund.
The most encouraging of teachers, William Stafford (1914-1993) urged us to use writing as a vehicle for exploration and inquiry. During this workshop, participants will use some Stafford poems as springboards for generating their own poems or short prose pieces. The goal will be to have each of the participants end the day together with an outpouring of new work. Paulann will also be reading some of her own poems at 7:00 PM that evening at the Pioneer Museum.
The Poetry Workshop is designed for writers of all levels of experience and beginners are welcome, but space is limited to 15 participants. The workshop fee will be $5 per person and should be paid to the Pioneer Museum before September 17 to hold a space. Each workshop participant should bring a notebook or journal, preferably a large one (not diary size), because Ms. Petersen is encouraging participants to write copiously, not easily done with a small journal or notebook. Lunch will be on your own.
Paulann Petersen, Oregon Poet Laureate Emerita, has six full-length books of poetry, most recently Understory, from Lost Horse Press in 2013. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Poetry, The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, Willow Springs, Calyx, and the
Internet's Poetry Daily. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and the recipient of the 2006 Holbrook Award from Oregon Literary Arts.
For more information or to register, please call the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum at 503-842-4553.
Time to Think About Christmas?
The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum had such a successful response to their Community Tree at the Festival of Trees in 2013 that the Festival Committee has decided to have another community-featured tree for this years event. Festival Committee member Diane Colcord suggested the theme of
"Tell Me a Story",¯ so the Museum is now asking community members to donate vintage-style ornaments and photos with a brief sentence or two about a favorite Christmas memory. Diane
reports." We will then create ornaments with the photos on one side and the story on the back. It should be fun and enlightening to read about our community's most memorable Christmases."
Photographs can be scanned by the Pioneer Museum with the originals being returned to the donors. After the Festival, the photographs will remain in the Museum's photography collection. The Festival of Trees is the Museum's only fundraiser and will be held December 6 through the 14, with the Gala Event on Friday, December 12 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. Funds raised this year will go toward state-of- the-art archival collection preservation materials and equipment so the Museum can better care for its artifacts.
Those interested in contributing to the Community Tree or in decorating a tree, tabletop tree, wreath, centerpiece, or donating items for Santa's Pack can call Carla mornings at the Museum at 503-842-4553.
“Bayocean Park: A Grand Notion” features photographs and artifacts from the Museum’s collection and tells the story of the Potters as they imagined, designed and developed their resort town on the Bayocean spit. Using photographs and artifacts from the Pioneer Museum’s collections, the exhibit explains what happened to this town and why.
Included with Museum admission, “Bayocean Park: A Grand Notion” will be on display until July 25, 2014.
Pioneer Museum seeks Volunteers
The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum is accepting applications for volunteer work at the Pioneer Museum as well as at the Kilchis Point Interpretive Trails site in Bay City. Possible positions at the museum include front desk personnel, substitutes for the front desk, docents for tours, research, and typing and filing. Duties at the Kilchis site will be clearing trails, weeding the trailhead locations, and removing invasive plants.
“We do our best to match our volunteers to the tasks
that need to be done,” said Ruby Fry-Matson, the museum’s Volunteer
Coordinator. “We want everyone to have a positive experience and enjoy
the time spent with us. We treasure our volunteers and couldn’t run
this museum without them.”
For more information or to obtain an application and an
appointment for an interview, contact Ruby at 503-842-4553 or
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