Tillamook County Historical Society
Annual Dinner and Meeting
The 2014 Annual Dinner/Meeting of the Tillamook County Historical Society will be Sunday, January 26, 2014, 3-5 p.m. and held at St. Mary’s By the Sea Catholic Church in Rockaway. St. The meal will cost $15.00. Rich Mulcahy will be the speaker. Rich is a retired teacher who has embraced metal detecting along the beaches and has found many fascinating items. Members are invited to bring their beach findings to the meeting and Cannon Beach Treasures will verify findings. Cannon Beach Treasures personnel come from a long line of Florida treasure hunters.
Please be ready for nominations and elections for new officers: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. We have some exciting things going on, but need people to step up and help in officer positions. So please come to the annual meeting and learn what is anticipated for 2014, then consider becoming involved. The time commitment is what you put into it....with a minimum of about 2 hours a month.
Contact Karen Hirte at 503-915-4989 or email Sally Rissel at
firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP, no later than January 21, 2014.
Public Input Wanted
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.
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January 2014 Issue
Trask River Toll Road Tour
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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