Tillamook County Historical Society
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Tillamook Co. Historical Society Annual Meeting
The Tillamook County Historical Society (TCHS) will be holding its annual meeting Sunday, January 18, 2014, 1 - 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s By the Sea Catholic Church in Rockaway. This year the meal will be a lunch, the cost expected to be $15.00. There will be a short meeting for voting on officers for the new year, followed by our speaker.
Doug Deur, a local author, cultural ecologist and associate research professor of anthropology at Portland State University, will be our speaker. Since the 1990s, he has served as the principal academic researcher to the National Park Service on ethnographic and ethohistorical topics in the far Western United States, from arctic Alaska to the Mexican border. He has also worked extensively to document the history of Oregon’s north coast, including the compilation of tribal histories while collaborating with the likes of Joe Scovell and Wayne Jensen. His latest book, “Pacific Northwest Foraging: 120 wild and flavorful edibles from Alaska blueberries to wild hazelnuts,” appeared on the September 2014 New York Times Best Seller list of travel books. His other books include Keeping it Living (University of Washington Press), In the Footprints of Gmukamps (U.S. National Park Service), and the forthcoming north coast local history, Empires of the Turning Tide. Deur lives in Arch Cape with his wife and three children.
If you would like to attend the annual meeting and lunch, please RSVP with Sally Rissel at 503-781-4102, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Diane Colcord at 503-815-8477 by January 8, 2015.
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, February 10 • Garibaldi Museum Tour, 20 minute slide show by Art Riedel; opened especially for TCHS. Meet at Fish Peddler, Bay City, for lunch afterwards. Meet 11 a.m.
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.
Historical Society wants your Input!
The Tillamook County Historical Society is looking to attract new members. To this end, the board is considering changing meeting times from the current Tuesday 11 a.m. meetings to either a late afternoon time or Saturday. There is also a strong possibility we will changing the meeting site to the Tillamook Bay Community College.
We would like to get feedback from those who would be interested in attending meetings and becoming involved in celebrating the rich history of Tillamook County. The group has regular programs throughout the year (Tour of Kilchis Point/Tour of Trask River Toll Road/Lost Pioneer play/100 year History of Wheeler to name a few). There is an annual dinner for members, the dinner in 2013 honoring WWII veterans (a new memorial plaque for WWII veterans and their families was just dedicated this past spring in front of the County Courthouse). The Society also conducts historical walking tours from time to time, which have been quite well received. Plaques honoring historical buildings have been placed in several locations. The Community College presented a class covering Tillamook County history during 2012 and we hope they will offer a repeat in the coming year.
If you care about passing on our history to the next generations and would like to get involved in any of these activities, please contact us. We would like to accommodate those who work, so please let us know what times and or days and how frequently (monthly, quarterly) you would like to see meetings. Time requirements begin at 1-2 hours a month. After that, your level of involvement is up to you. We would welcome fresh input into ideas on how to move forward. Sally Rissel would be happy to come to your group and explain what we are all about.
Contact Sally Rissel, Secretary at email@example.com or Karen Hirte, President, at 503-915-4989.
About the Tillamook County Historical Society
The Tillamook County Historical Society was founded in 1984 to bring together those persons interested in preserving the history of Tillamook County. A separate organization from the Tillamook Pioneer Museum and Tillamook Pioneer Association, the Society has concentrated on doing a number of projects such as placing historic plaques, conducting historical tours, printing books about local history and producing a quarterly newsletter with local history topics and upcoming events.
The Society schedules quarterly meetings and an annual dinner of the general membership where a speaker or program is planned. Members are welcome to attend the monthly board meetings as well. Annual dues are $10.00 for Family
Membership. Fill out our membership
form and become a member.
The TCHS meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Tillamook Bay Community College,
Second floor in Room 203..
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June 2015 Issue
Trask River Toll Road Tour cancelled
||The Trask Toll Road Tour will not happen. Due to insurance and liability issues for such an event, the Tillamook County Historical Society has decided not to hold a repeat of this trip.
Instead, a plan is being formed to meet in a local park, eat brown bag lunches while listening to speakers and visit the local museum. Date and time to be announced.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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