TILLAMOOK, Ore. – The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum is thrilled to welcome one and all to the 19th Annual Festival of Trees Gala and Silent Auction. The fundraiser will be held at the museum on Friday, December 8 from 5:30-8:30pm. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served as guests explore a winter wonderland and the many silent auction items available for bidding this year. Tickets are $35 in advance, or $40 at the door, and all are invited to attend.
The Festival of Trees will feature beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and centerpieces donated by local businesses, organizations, and community members, as well as silent auction items generously contributed by groups all over Tillamook County and the Pacific Northwest. The silent auction includes a wide array of gift cards, ticket vouchers, and other exciting items that will be on display for bidding at the museum starting Tuesday, December 5. The silent auction will conclude the night of the gala with the winners being announced at the party.
“Festival of Trees is such an important event to us,” said Peyton Tracy, Executive Director. “It’s a cornerstone of our year, and is such a beautiful way for our community to come together around the holidays, and support the museum.”
All proceeds raised from the auction will help fund the Museum’s 2024 goals, including working to revitalize permanent exhibits, initiate new educational outreach programs, provide ongoing collections care of artifacts and archives, and conduct important building maintenance projects of the 1905 Courthouse building.
Ruby Fry-Matson, Administrative Assistant, has helped plan and execute the event for all nineteen years it has been held. “It’s one of my favorite things we do at the museum. It is a time of enjoyment with family and friends. I’m glad to see the beautiful ideas of our community on display year after year.”
Tickets for the 2023 Festival of Trees are available now, $35 in advance or $40 at the door day of. You can purchase them in person at 2106 2nd Street, over the phone by calling (503) 842-4553, or on our website at www.tcpm.org
About the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum was founded in 1935 by Tillamook County pioneers. Our mission is to preserve and interpret the natural and cultural history of the North Oregon Coast, and to foster appreciation, understanding, and respect for the North Oregon Coast’s environment. We welcome thousands of visitors through our doors every year to view the small fraction of over 55,000 artifacts in various display areas. We welcome scheduled appointments to our research library which holds even more historic resources and information. Additionally, we hold 200 acres of wetland in public trust at Kilchis Point Reserve in Bay City.
The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. The research library can be used by the public by appointment only.
Kilchis Point Reserve is open to the public Monday-Sunday, sunup to sundown.