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.
Pioneer Museum Great Speaker Series on Surveillance
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM
|Recent revelations about surveillance, revealed in the leaked NSA documents by Edward Snowden, have renewed attention to privacy issues and the dangers of having the government surveilling its citizens.
The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum is hosting Oregon Humanities Conversation Project leader Kristian Williams on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM in the Museum's Main Gallery.
Williams topic, Keeping Tabs on America; Surveillance and You, will provoke discussion about the scope of surveillance as well as the ethical and legal limits of it. Kristian Williams is an independent scholar and author of Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America as well as a contributor to Counterpunch and In These Times. He has been studying state surveillance for twenty years.
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. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
This conversation program, sponsored by Oregon Humanities and the Museum's Daisy Fund, is free and open to the public. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Carla Albright, Experience Developer at TCPM, at 503.842.4553
||Great Speaker Series Continues: Deborah Lincoln: “Agnes Canon’s War”
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Local author Deborah Lincoln will be discussing her book Agnes Canon’s War at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at TCPM as part of their Great Speaker Series. Ms. Lincoln has written this historical novel to celebrate the lives and struggles of those civilians who were most affected by war.
|Ms. Lincoln grew up among the cornfields of western Ohio, the product of farmers on one side, doctors and lawyers on the other. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and doesn’t really care which one wins the big game. She and her husband have three grown sons and live on the Oregon Coast.
Of her passion for historical fiction, she says: “I’m fascinated by the way events—wars and cataclysms and upheavals, of course, but the everyday changes that wash over everyday lives—bring a poignancy to a person’s efforts to survive and prosper. I hate the idea that brave and intelligent people have been forgotten, that the hardships they underwent have dropped below the surface like a stone in a lake, with not a ripple left behind to mark the spot.”
This program is free, suitable for all ages, and open to the public.
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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