The Placemaking Series: A Museum in the Making
The Power of Place: Tillamook's Founding Industries
This exhibit explores how Tillamook County's unique environment gave rise to its founding industries: dairy, timber, fishing, and tourism. Moreover, it examines the relationship between people and the land, the impact of our environment on our communities through the centuries, and our impact on the natural world around us. The Power of Place highlights how interconnected our past, present, and future are to the land and water we live on, and how it has shaped who we are and who we will grow to be.
The Tillamook County Fair: A Time to Shine
July 1-November, 2021
Come explore the history of one of Tillamook County's most beloved and renowned fixtures--the Tillamook County Fair! From its humble beginnings as a downtown "carnival" in the late 19th century, to its present lineup of horse racing, 4H contests, big-name musical acts, and of course, the Pig N' Ford races, one thing has always been at the center of it all: Community.
We invite you to learn about what has been ranked as one of the best county fairs in the United States and to get excited for fair time to roll around again.
Lucia Wiley-Portraits of America
Feb 2-May 26, 2021
Currently on loan to City of Tillamook until July, 2022
See the exhibit at Tillamook City Hall
Born and raised in Tillamook, Oregon, Lucia Wiley has become synonymous with the Works Project Administration's beautification efforts during the Great Depression. Though she is revered as a muralist, Wiley's works are variable in style and medium. Two of her murals are located here in Tillamook at the county courthouse and city hall and many of her smaller pieces were donated to the Tillamook County Pioneer museum by her descendants.
Visit both TCPM and the Tillamook City Hall to explore the heart of early-mid 20th-century America, both real and imagined, portrayed in Wiley's art and learn about a master artist who called this place home.
Her-Story; An Oregon Perspective on the Women's Suffrage Movement
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, TCPM exhibited photos and narrative of the women of the National Movement as well as Oregon participants.
Included essays by today's prominent Oregonian women - including Governor Kate Brown, Poet Laureate Emerita Paulann Petersen and Senator Betsy Johnson - as to what the vote means to them.