Here's What's New at the Pioneer Museum
For more information visit the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum at 2106 2nd Street in Tillamook, Oregon or call 503-842-4553.
Literature of the West - with Dr. Richard Etulain
Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 PM
For well more than a century, Americans have loved to tell stories
about Old and New Wests. Join Dr. Richard Etulain as he returns to
the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum on September 16, 2017 at 3:00
PM as the final part of this summer’s History of the West
This slide-illustrated presentation treats traditional, overlooked, and new stories about the West. It spotlights such worthies as Buffalo Bill, Billy the Kid, Calamity Jane, John Wayne, Zane Grey, and Louis L'Amour--and a host of others.
An entertaining and interesting speaker, Dr. Etulain is
Professor Emeritus of History from the University of New Mexico as well as
the author of over 50 books including The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane
and Lincoln and Oregon Country Politics in the Civil War Era. Sponsored by
the TCPM’s Daisy Fund, this program is free and open to the public. For
more information call 503.842.4553.
Adrienne Stacey presents her show “O! How Glorious Our Weeds!"
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum from September 20 until November 27,
||Portland potter Adrienne Stacey will present her show “O! How Glorious Our Weeds!” at the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum from September 20 until November 27, 2017. Ms. Stacey has been inspired by the native flora at Kilchis Point Reserve, the Tillamook Forest Center, Cape Lookout, Bob Straub State Park, the Little Nestucca River and several other locations around Tillamook County. She has used this inspiration for her pottery.
|In a process that has been two years in the making, Ms. Stacey collected native plant materials throughout Tillamook County – always with permission from the landowners - and used that plant matter to make artistic designs on her thrown and hand-built pieces and tiles. At the high temperatures her pottery is fired, the plant materials disintegrate, leaving imprints that are then finished using Ms. Stacey’s own glazes.
Some of the plant matter “flashes” in residues when fired and results in oranges and browns on the fired clay. The end product is a warmly-colored “botanical print” on pottery and in 3D. Her artwork will be offered for sale during this exhibit with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Pioneer Museum.
Meet Adrienne Stacey and enjoy her work at an Artist Reception on Sunday, September 24 from 2 to 4 PM at the Pioneer Museum, 2106 Second Street, Tillamook. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact TCPM at 503.842.4553.
“Oregon’s Botanical Landscape: An Opportunity to
Imagine Oregon Before 1800
December 15, 2017 through April 15, 2018
The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum is pleased to host “Oregon’s Botanical Landscape: An Opportunity to Imagine Oregon Before 1800”, an exhibition by artist, ethologist and botanist Frances Stilwell of Corvallis, Oregon. The exhibit will be open to the public from December 15, 2017 through April 15, 2018 and features 82 paintings that were created over a 25 year period. Native plants are depicted within their eight Ecoregions (geographic areas with similar climates, biology, and geographic characteristics) of Oregon. The media used in the paintings are pastel, oil, and mixed media of pastel and watercolor. Twelve lines of text that accompany each painting enrich the viewer’s experience by providing scientific and aesthetic information.
Ms. Stilwell was born in Ohio and attended Smith College in Massachusetts, receiving her BA in Botany from the University of Cincinnati. She received her Master’s Degree in Botany-Biophysics from the University of Cincinnati in 1967.
Two years later, Ms. Stilwell moved to Oregon where she worked for the University of Oregon as an
ethologist. She realized that the best way to learn about her new home was to study its native plants.
|Drawing them was a good way to get to know them and soon Ms. Stilwell realized her true calling was in the practice of art. In 1981, she left the world of science to dedicate herself to the world of art. But to complement her art, she still calls upon the logic born from her scientific training. Ms. Stilwell has published two books related to Oregon native plants, the most recent of which is the basis for this exhibit.
Oregon’s Botanical Landscape: An Opportunity to Imagine Oregon Before 1800, published by Ms. Stilwell in 2014, features the art in the show as well as explanatory text and maps of the eight Oregonian Ecoregions. While the original artwork is not for sale, prints of some of the paintings and the book will be available for purchase. For more information, call the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum at 503.842.4553.
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.
A Step Back in Time Returns
August 18-20, 2017
August 18-20, 2017 “A Step Back in Time” returns to Tillamook County as the members of the Tillamook Coast History Alliance offer a one-price ticket to all their venues plus the Old Iron Show at the Blue Heron French Cheese Factory and a ride on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad from Garibaldi to Rockaway Beach. The cost is $20 for those 12 and over. Children 11 and under are free with an adult, except for a modest $3 surcharge to ride the train. Children aged 3 and under are free everywhere. Many of the museums are offering special events, activities and programs. Check the History Alliance website
(tchistoryalliance.org) for a schedule.
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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