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.
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.
This alliance was a direct result of the museums bonding together in a joint ticket venture
three years ago called “A Step Back in Time.” While membership is open only to organizations at this time, we encourage those
interested in history to check out our website at www.tchistoryalliance.org.
"A Step Back in Time"
Friday - Sunday
August 14-16, 2015
||The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum will be participating in the third annual joint museum event called “A Step Back in Time” on August 14-16, 2015. This event is a joint effort of the members of the Tillamook Coast History Alliance that allows entry to all member museums and the Old Iron Show for a one-price ticket of $20 for ages 12 and over. Children 11 and under are free.
The ticket also offers a roundtrip passage on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach, with a modest surcharge of $3 for children ages 3 to 11. Other museums involved include the Garibaldi Maritime Museum, Latimer Quilt and Textile
Center, the Tillamook Air Museum, and the newly-formed International Police Museum in Rockaway Beach. Also participating are the Cape Meares Lighthouse and the Tillamook Forest Center. Each location will be offering special events or activities during the three-day weekend.
The Pioneer Museum will be presenting “Period Clothing: 1800 to 1912” with Kathleen Confer and Wanda Hurliman. These two “fashon-
istas” will be showing the history of women’s clothing during the nineteenth century from 12 to 2:30 each day of the event.
For more information, schedules and ticket sales, please see the Tillamook Coast History Alliance website listed above. Or call the Pioneer Museum at 503.842.4553 or the Garibaldi Maritime Museum at 503. 322.8411.
Benefit Performance at the Bay City Art Center
Friday August 14 & Saturday August 15, 2015 at 7 pm
Evening Gloves, a one-act play by local playwright Helen Hill, will be presented at the Bay City Arts Center to benefit Tillamook Helping Hands Re-entry Program being established in the county. The play begins at 7 PM on Friday and Saturday nights, August 14 and 15, 2015, with a Soup and Bread dinner available before the play each evening at 6:00 PM.
Evening Gloves will also be performed at the North County Recreation District on Sunday, August 16 at 3:00 PM. The play is the story of a man who finds two homeless people living in his storage unit.
This social comedy is a lighthearted look at homelessness that will leave you laughing… and thinking. It stars Dia Norris, Mark Johnson, Scott Campbell and Morgan
Cost for the dinner and the play will be by donation, with a suggested amount of $15-25. All proceeds will benefit the Tillamook Helping Hands Re-entry Program as they begin services for the homeless currently living in Tillamook County. For more information on their program, please visit
Alan Evans, director of Helping Hands, will be on hand for a talk-back following Saturday's performance at the Bay City Arts Center. For more information about the play or to make reservations, call the Bay City Arts Center at 503.377.9620, or the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum at
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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