In the summer of 2018, the State of Oregon named Routes 6 and 131 in Tillamook County as the state’s newest Scenic Byway called “Trees to Sea.” To commemorate that designation, the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum has installed a new exhibit entitled “Celebrate Route 6!” The story of the building of the Wilson River Highway and how the Tillamook Burns affected the building of the road is told through a series historic photographs from the Museum’s collection. The exhibit of will be on display until February 17, 2019.
The Pioneer Museum has been working with the Tillamook Forest Center and Art Accelerated/Blink You Miss It Gallery on a year-long series of events to highlight the importance of the Wilson River Highway in the development of Tillamook County. For more information on upcoming events, visit the Celebrate Route 6 or Art Accelerated Facebook pages.
The Pioneer Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. The admission fees for the Museum are $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $1 for students 12 to 18. Children under 12 are free. For more information visit www.tcpm.org or call 503.842.4553.