Tillamook Coast History Alliance announces ‘A Step Back in Time’

The Tillamook Coast History Alliance will be offering a special combined and discounted ticket price on Aug. 19-21.

The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, Garibaldi Maritime Museum, Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, Naval Air Station Tillamook Museum, Rockaway Beach Police Museum, and the Old Iron Show are included in the flat ticket price of $20. This “Pass to the Past” will allow access to these museums and organizations with children under the age of 11 being free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad will charge a modest fee of $3 for ages 3-11.

The Cape Meares Light House and the Tillamook Forest Center will also be working in conjunction on this event. Starting July 1st, tickets will be sold at the following locations: Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Garibaldi Maritime Museum, and the Tillamook Air Museum. A limited number of tickets will be sold.

Tillamook County Museums & Organization Presents ‘A Step Back in Time’

• The Tillamook Coast History Alliance will be offering a special combined and discounted ticket price on August 19-21. The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, Garibaldi Maritime Museum, Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, Naval Air Station Tillamook Museum, Rockaway Beach Police Museum, and the Old Iron Show are included in the flat ticket price of $20. This “Pass to the Past” will allow access to these museums and organizations with children under the age of 11 being free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad will charge a modest fee of $3 for ages 3-11. The Cape Meares Light House and the Tillamook Forest Center will also be working in conjunction on this event. Starting July 1, tickets will be sold at the following locations: Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Garibaldi Maritime Museum, and the Tillamook Air Museum. A limited number of tickets will be sold.

• Tillamook County Pioneer Museum: Kathleen Confer and Wanda Hurliman will be “entertaining” in the Victorian Bedroom from noon-2:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as a living history display during A Step Back in Time. Come and chat with these charming women as they explain period clothing and Victorian life. The Pioneer Museum will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Latimer Quilt & Textile Center – will be offering:
Bed turnings (trunk show of collection) 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. all weekend.
Enjoy demonstrations and even try your hand at Weaving; Spinning; Rug hooking; knitting; embroidery and other textile arts. Open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

• Garibaldi Maritime Museum – Will be offering our very popular scavenger hunt for prizes. Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Garibaldi Museum will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad – Will be offering rides between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach, departing Garibaldi at 10:00 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. and departing Rockaway Beach at 11a.m. and 1 p.m. Adult tickets are included in the $20 ticket, but there will be a modest charge of $3 for children ages 3-11.

• Naval Air Station Tillamook Museum – Take a step back in time and experience one of the most unique locations there is! Our wooden WW ll Blimp Hangar houses over 15 aircraft, uncommonly rare wartime artifacts, a Gift Shop and Café. All housed in one of the world’s largest wooden structures! Welcome to history housing history! Museum and Gift Shop is open daily at 10 a.m. and Café at 11a.m., Mon.–Sat.

• Old Iron Show – EDGETA Br 159 will have exhibits of antique tractors, engines, and classic cars. Swap meet and tractor parade daily. Open Friday noon-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. A classic car cruise-in is Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A blacksmith will be demonstrating this age old craft.

• Rockaway Beach International Police Museum – Using the extensive collection of retired chief Ed Wortman, The International Police Museum (IPM) strives to chronicle the history of professional policing from before the 1829 Metropolitan Police Act in England, to the modern era. See the displays depicting the contributions of women in law enforcement since the early 1900’s opening on May 15, 2016. At IPM you will see the advances made in uniforms, training, evidence collection, personal protection, communications, and technology. Try on a real Bobbie’s helmet or a ballistic (bullet proof) vest; see historic items such as the 1866 Oregon Boot; 1925 tear gas batons, and the 1950’s Identikit for creating facial composites. Get your photo behind the jail door from the Rocky Butte Jail (1942 – 1983)

• Cape Meares Lighthouse – Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take a tour of the lighthouse and meet their ghost.

• Tillamook Forest Center – During the month of August, the Tillamook Forest Center will be celebrating the unique history of Tillamook State Forest and its 10-year anniversary.The Tillamook forest was shaped by people for thousands of years, and in turn shaped and defined their lives. An historical exhibit showcasing the Tillamook region will include rarely seen photographs, wooden cheese boxes, and a 1930 Ford AA flatbed fire truck.

This year’s Tillamook Forest Center Return from the Burn event is offered again in conjunction with Tillamook County’s A Step Back in Time August 19th – 21st. Throughout the weekend we will host engaging activities including a visit from Smokey Bear, meeting real fire fighters, arts and crafts and more.

On Saturday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m., author Cheryl Hill will talk about the history and background of Oregon’s fire lookouts, point out some of the interesting stories she discovered during her book research, and discuss the current state of lookouts in Oregon. She will also highlight recreational opportunities including her favorite hikes to lookout sites and tips on renting a lookout.
We hope you’ll join us for the Return from the Burn event this year for some free family fun! Please visit www.tillamookforestcenter.org for more information.

• Tillamook Historical Society – Historic downtown Tillamook home walking tour. Saturday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Groups will meet at the farmer’s market community booth. Maps and guides will be provided.

• Refreshments will be available at some locations.

Take a Step Back in Time with us as we host a collaborative event from the Tillamook Coast’s Museums. Be sure to purchase your “Pass to the Past” ticket today before they sell out. For more information please call the Garibaldi Maritime Museum at (503)322-8411.






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