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For more information visit the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum at 2106 2nd Street in Tillamook, Oregon or call 503-842-4553.
"Fish Tales" Seafood Panel Discussion
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Bay City Arts Center in Bay City
Jennifer Burns Bright
The Tillamook Bay Watershed Council, the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, and the Bay City Arts Center are partnering with Oregon Humanities for a very special panel discussion on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM at the Bay City Arts Center on 5th Street in Bay City. “Fish Tales: Tillamook Traditions and Challenges” will be facilitated by Jennifer Burns Bright, a food and travel writer from Port Orford, Oregon. Dr. Bright holds a PhD from the University of California, Irvine, as well as a Master Food Preserver certification. She has recently retired from teaching at the University of Oregon and is currently a travel and food writer as well as a community organizer who likes linking local producers with consumers.
Participating local panelists will be Erin Whitney, Food Manager at Pacific Oyster in Bay City, Ray Monroe, a commercial doryman from Pacific City, Jeremy Coon from Tillamook Bay Seafood Inc. in Garibaldi, and Jeff Wong from the Consumer Supported Fishery, also in Garibaldi.
In this interactive conversation, Bright and the panel of seafood experts will explore the conundrum of eating local seafood on the North Oregon Coast. Why aren’t we eating more local seafood now that preserving and distribution technologies are the most sophisticated they have ever been? What are the challenges we face in an increasingly globalized market? What traditions would we like to see continue as our community grows and changes? Join us as we delve into our relationship with products of the sea and cultural traditions.
Through programs like this, Oregon Humanities connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. Their free programs engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. There is no charge for this program but reservations are encouraged as seating is limited. Please call the Pioneer Museum at 503.842.4553 to register or for more information.
More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include Conversation Projects, “Think & Drink,” Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at
oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Tillamook Coast History Alliance
In April, 2015, a group of Tillamook County museums formed the Tillamook Coast History Alliance to help promote our venues
to the rest of the state and beyond. We are now able to post events on a calendar on the site as well as give short descriptions of what our collections have to offer.
Pioneer Museum seeks Volunteers
The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum is accepting applications for volunteer work at the Pioneer Museum as well as at the Kilchis Point Interpretive Trails site in Bay City. Possible positions at the museum include front desk personnel, substitutes for the front desk, docents for tours, research, and typing and filing. Duties at the Kilchis site will be clearing trails, weeding the trailhead locations, and removing invasive plants.
“We do our best to match our volunteers to the tasks
that need to be done,” said Ruby Fry-Matson, the museum’s Volunteer
Coordinator. “We want everyone to have a positive experience and enjoy
the time spent with us. We treasure our volunteers and couldn’t run
this museum without them.”
For more information or to obtain an application and an
appointment for an interview, contact Ruby at 503-842-4553 or
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