Here's What's New at the Pioneer Museum
For more information visit the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum at 2106 2nd Street in Tillamook, Oregon or call 503-842-4553.
Great Speaker Series Continues with Solitude and the Community
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm
In today’s busy world, many people struggle to find solitude and to be comfortable with it when they do. Why is solitude peaceful for some, and punishment for others? How does solitude help—and hinder—our creative and intellectual endeavors? Is our understanding of what it means to be alone evolving? How does our experience of solitude, or lack thereof, affect our relationships and communities? How does place affect our experience of being alone, and how is our identity shaped by solitary reflection?
These are some of the questions to be discussed at “Going Solo: The Value of Solitude in a Social World,” a conversation with Jennifer Allen at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April
2, 2016 at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum. Sponsored by the TCPM Daisy Fund, and Oregon Humanities, this program is free and open to all ages. This program is part of the Tillamook County “Year of Wellness” program.
Allen was director of programs at Oregon Humanities from 2004 through 2014. Her graduate research focused in part on the cultural impacts of technology, which sparked an ongoing interest in the challenges of solitude in our busy and connected lives.
Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact the Pioneer Museum at 503.842.4553.
Oregon Humanities (921 SW Washington, Suite 150; Portland, OR 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas to change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications can be found at
oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Tillamook Coast History Alliance
In April, 2015, a group of Tillamook County museums formed the Tillamook Coast History Alliance to help promote our venues
to the rest of the state and beyond. We are now able to post events on a calendar on the site as well as give short descriptions of what our collections have to offer.
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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