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.
Teddy Roosevelt's Oregon Roadshow comes to Tillamook!
Thursday May 22, 2014
7 pm at Tillamook Main Library
|The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum is joining with the Oregon Historical Society and Wells Fargo Bank to present an evening with Teddy Roosevelt on Thursday, May 22 at 7:00 PM in the community room of the Tillamook Main Library.
Although this presentation is free and open to the public, the Pioneer Museum is asking that reservations be made to insure enough seating in the Library. Please call the Museum at 503-842-4553 or email email@example.com to reserve your seat. Those emailing are asked to put “Teddy Roosevelt reservations” in the subject line.
Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York in 1858 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University. He was elected to the New York General Assembly and was the youngest member. He also served as Assistant Secretary to the United States Navy, Colonel and the First United States Volunteer Calvary, Governor of New York and Vice President and then the 26th President of the United States, all by the age of 42. He was also a great supporter of the National Park System and from 1901 to 1909, signed legislation establishing five National Parks, including Crater Lake in Oregon.
Joe Wiegand is regarded as the nation’s premier Theodore Roosevelt re-creator and has traveled to all 50 states presenting the Teddy Roosevelt Roadshow. In 2008, he was asked by President George W. Bush to perform in the East Room of the White House to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday. Joe will be traveling as the “Rough Rider President” to a variety of communities in Oregon during the month of May, and the Pioneer Museum has arranged for his visit to Tillamook. For more information on Joe, visit
||Bayocean Park: A Grand Notion
Tillamook Co. Pioneer Museum
On display until July 25, 2014
At the turn of the 20th century, two men had a dream about making the natural feature of the spit at Tillamook Bay into a high quality vacation resort that would rival Atlantic City on the east coast.
Thomas Benton Potter and his son T. Irving Potter bought out land claims in the early 1900’s and started to design and build their vision. Bayocean Park was to have a grand hotel, natatorium, dance hall, amusement park, tennis courts and a golf course.
|In reality, a smaller hotel was built as were the dance hall, natatorium and tennis courts. Building lots were sold and cottages, bungalows and camping areas were built. People came by the hundreds to enjoy the beaches and dances at Bayocean and swim in the heated waters of the natatorium. But by 1930, erosion of the beaches by the Pacific Ocean would spell doom for the Potters’ dream.
The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum has installed a new exhibit in the Main and Northwest Galleries that features a historical perspective on Bayocean spit.
“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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