Tillamook County Historical Society
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Tillamook Co. Historical Society Meeting Schedule
The TCHS has changed its meeting schedule to the following: regular board meetings every other month on the second Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Tillamook Bay Community College. On alternate months, members will be invited to attend the event listed. Members as well as the public are invited to attend.
Events are as follows:
Tuesday, April 14 • Tillamook Downtown Walking Tour. Assemble at the Sue H. Elmore Park, next to the bridge at Hoquarton Slough. Meet 11 a.m.
Tuesday, June 9 • Trask Tour, alternate route. Bring sack lunch. Meeting time and place to be determined.
Tuesday, August 11 • Tour of Kilchis Point. Bring sack lunch. Meet 11 a.m.
Tuesday, October 13 • Hoquarton Slough, kayak or history talk with Museum speaker. Meet 11 a.m.
Check our Tillamook County Historical Society Facebook page for details.
Trask Toll Road Tour is back on!
Trask Toll Road Tour
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
||The Tillamook County Historical Society invites you to take a repeat tour of the Trask Toll Road, the historic stagecoach route
between Tillamook and Yamhill from the 1870s until 1911.
Registration required the day of tour. Meet 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the East Parking Lot of the Tillamook County Fairground, 4603 3rd St., Tillamook,
Pre-registration is not required.
Travel caravan-style over logging roads across the Coast Range Summit. This tour is not recommended for low-clearance vehicles. Bring a brown bag lunch to eat at Beulah Park, City of Yamhill, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Handouts with interpretive information and an interpretive map of the existing road and original stagecoach route.
- Beautiful views of the Coast Range
- Suggested donation of $10.00 per vehicle
- Please call if you can share a ride
- Questions? Contact Linda Hofman, TCHS Tour Committee Member at 503-983-0592
NOTE: Tour will be cancelled in case of inclement
Tillamook County Historical Society is offering a walking tour of Historic Downtown Tillamook
The Tillamook County Historical Society will once again be offering a walking tour of Historic Downtown Tillamook. The tour begins at 11a.m., April 14th at the Sue Elmore Park on Front Street, west of the 101 Hwy Hoquarton Slough bridge. Tour guides will be talking about the history of many of the oldest buildings in downtown Tillamook and showing plaques the TCHS has placed on these buildings. The tour will include the interior of the Coliseum Theater, with the new owners showing us some interesting items found during renovation.
The TCHS meets at the Tillamook Bay Community College on the second Tuesday of each month at 11a.m. This year we have planned several field trips instead of meetings on certain months. The walking tour is one of those times. In June we are doing the popular Trask Toll Road trip. Check our web site for up dated information or join us for a meeting. For more information check our web site or Sally Rissel 503-781-4102 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone is welcome.
A brochure of a the walking tour was created by the Tillamook County Historical Society and is available at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum.
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January 2015 Issue
Self-Guided Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Tillamook
A walking tour brochure is available for self-guided tours at the front desk of the Pioneer Museum.
The tour highlighted historical buildings such as the Thayer Bank, constructed in 1894 from local sandstone; the post office (listed on the National Historic Registry) built in 1940, with its mural by Lucia Wiley, a nationally recognized fresco painter of that era
(www.muralist.org); private residences viewed from the street showing gothic, Italianate, plantation and bungalow styles of architecture; the former United Brethren Church, built in 1896; the Tillamook Hotel, built in three stages from 1900 to the 1940s and many more locations.
The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum is located at 2106 2nd Street in Tillamook, Oregon. For further information,
email Sally Rissel at email@example.com
or call Ruby Fry-Matson at the Pioneer Museum at 503-842-4553.
Download and/or view or printout the following brochures, maps and
Membership Forms (pdf) for the Tillamook County Historical Society and the Walking Tour of Downtown Tillamook:
- TCHS Goals and Objectives
- Tillamook City Map, circa early 1900's
- Tillamook City Building Information
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