Tillamook Coast History Alliance
In August 2013 the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Latimer Quilts and Textiles, Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, Tillamook Air Museum, Kilchis Point Reserve and the Garibaldi Museum came together to offer the public a unique history experience: Step Back in Time. We offered a flat ticket price to all these organizations for one day. The organizations had special events planned so there was something for everyone.
Positive Feedback on “Step Back in Time”
After having a very successful first year and having only positive feedback, it was decided to it again in 2014.
More Organizations Joined in the second Year
The second-year, three more organizations joined the Step Back in Time event: Tillamook Forest Center, Old Iron Show, and Cape Meares Lighthouse. With so many organizations involved, we planned this event for three days, instead of just one day. We still offered the flat ticket price so that you could enjoy all these organizations over 3 days.
Even More Organizations Joined in Year Three
In 2015 we added the International Police Museum in Rockaway Beach to the Step Back in Time venue. After working together for two years we decided to form an alliance. The alliance was called: “Tillamook Coast History Alliance” (TCHA). Through the past couple of years of enjoying working together, we found out that we can all help each other to bring a positive history experience to our patrons.
TCHA was Born!
Once TCHA was formed we embraced other history organizations around Tillamook County.
We added the Tillamook Historical Society, Nehalem Historical Society, and the Tillamook County Quilt Trail, Garibaldi Cultural Heritage Initiative, and Mike’s Memorial Firehouse Museum. The alliance meets quarterly, but we are in frequent communication with each other. For more information about TCHA please visit our website at https://www.tchistoryalliance.org.