Tillamook County Pioneer Museum Hosts 17th Annual Tree Festival | Community


Next month, the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum will host its biggest annual event. The 17th annual Festival of Trees gala will be held at the museum from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 10.

Appetizers and drinks will be served and live music will set the holiday mood before the silent auction begins. Tickets are $ 35 in advance and all community members are welcome to attend. This event will celebrate the holiday season, raise funds for Pioneer Museum programs and highlight Tillamook County’s exceptional community partnerships.

The Festival of Trees will feature decorated trees, wreaths and centrepieces donated by local businesses, organizations and community members. In addition, a wide range of gift baskets, gift cards and other exciting items will be on display at the museum for a week starting December 3 for people to bid. The silent auction will close the evening of the gala with the announcement of the winners at the party. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the pioneer museum and help fund much-needed building maintenance and the 2022 temporary exhibition, which will be announced soon.

“This year’s event is particularly special,” said Jaykob Wood, executive director of the museum. “We were unable to host the Festival of Trees in 2020, due to COVID-19, which naturally has been quite disappointing for the people who attend it every year. We hope this year’s event will catch up with the one we lost and that many people will join us for a warm evening.

Tickets for the Festival of Trees are now available at the Pioneer Museum reception or by phone at 503-842-4553. Tickets are $ 35 in advance or $ 40 at the door.

“This is my first Tree Festival,” said Wood. “I can’t pretend I know what to expect, but from what I’ve been told, tickets sell out quickly. If you are interested in attending, I will get them while you can. I think it will be really memorable.

About the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum

Founded in 1935 by the pioneers of Tillamook Oregon, the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum offers 19 exhibition areas that focus on the history of the North Oregon coast. The museum’s mission is to preserve and interpret the cultural heritage of the North Oregon Coast and to foster appreciation and respect for the environment of the North Oregon Coast. The current collection includes 55,000 objects and 20,000 photographs ranging from prehistoric specimens to modern times.

The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public can use the research library by appointment only.


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