Tillamook County Historical Society
Tillamook Co. Historical Society Plans Trip
The Tillamook County Historical Society is visiting the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center Museum for a special tour on Tuesday May 10th. The Heritage Center, south of McMinnville on Hwy 18 at Durham Lane, has an extensive collection of antique farm machinery, an antique sawmill, and a blacksmith shop.
The working 1900 DeLoach sawmill was capable of cutting 2,000 to 15,000 board feet per day and supplied some of the lumber for this new museum.
One of the newest accusations is a restored one-room schoolhouse. The Hutchcraft school was build in 1877 and is one of the few remaining schoolhouse in Yamhill County. It operated for 59 years and then sat empty for 77 years before being donated and moved to the site. It is totally restored and has many school groups visit it each year.
The Heritage Center is usually only open on Saturdays or for special events so this is a unique opportunity to get a tour. We will meet at 11 for the tour and many members are bringing sack lunches or you can go into near-by McMinnville for lunch.
Non-members are welcome to join us.
Tillamook Co. Historical Society gives out Awards
The Tillamook County Historical Society held their annual meeting and luncheon at the Bay City Art Center on Sunday, January 24th. Award for Historian of the Year was given to Charlie Wooldridge for his work in saving and restoring the 130 year-old Hoquarton House on the banks of the historic Hoquarton Slough.
Photo by Brook Brown
|The home needed to be moved to make way for the new Highway 6 entrance into Tillamook. Charlie helped orchestrate the many challenges to make that move possible. This project is in partnership with many people and groups, especially the Bay City Art Center and their 501(C) sponsorship. The home will be called the Hoquarton Historical Interpretive Center and will be the link to the evolving Hoquarton Interpretive Trail.
The second award, County Historian of the Year, was given to the Tillamook County Quilt Trial project and accepted by Diane Colcord on the project's behalf. There is hardly a spot in Tillamook where you won't see one of the beautiful quilts on a barn, business or private residence.
The Quilt Trail concept was popular in the East and begun in Tillamook County in 2009. The volunteer group has designed and painted over 100 quilt blocks. The original trail of 16 barn blocks used the patterns from the book "Patterns for an Oregon Quilt." The history of the farms and barns is in their brochure. The Tillamook County Visitors center has said that they receive more questions about the Quilt Trial than almost any other topic. Brochures for the Tillamook County Quilt Trail are available at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, the Chamber of Commerce and other businesses throughout Tillamook County.
Tillamook Co. Historical Society Meeting Schedule
For meeting dates, locations and times please
view out current newsletter.
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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 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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