Sunday, December 1, 2013

We're on Winter Hiatus Dec 1st - April 1st

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and please come see us when we open again on April 1, 2014.  While we're closed, we'll be attending to all the tasks a museum director is responsible for, but can't get to when the museum is open.  Any needed repairs, new displays, inventory logging, etc.  

We're also just a phone call or e mail away if you need a spot for up to 60 people and would like to rent our community room.  The details are here:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

3 Kitties Have a New Home!

27 people attended the adoption event held in our Community Room on Oct. 5th,  and 3 of the cats looking for love - had their wish come true!  This was our second Adoptathon, and we will very likely make it an annual, if not semi-annual, event.  In the meantime, don't hesitate to contact United Paws if you're looking for a dog or cat to adopt, and you can visit their blog here:  to see where their next adoption event will be held.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

You know you want a kitty...

Come find your feline friend among those lounging in our community room next Saturday, hoping to charm your socks off and hitch a ride home!  

Monday, September 23, 2013

Capt Robert Gray Gets a New Sign!

A new sign to commemorate the Tillamook Passage of Capt Robert Gray was dedicated on Sept. 12, 2013. It's been updated to correctly reflect information about his accomplishment and those of his crew members. The dedication was attended by some of our Board members and two ladies representing the Oregon Black Pioneers organization.  Marcus Lopez was a member of the crew on the Lady Washington, and is thought to be the first black person to set foot in Oregon. Theirs is a fascinating website:

The new sign is in the wayside right next to Pirate's Cove just a short way north of Garibaldi.  Stop by and take a look to honor this national hero, and inspiration for our own maritime museum. 


Monday, September 9, 2013

Donna Ludwig is showing for the month of September

Friends, admirers and other artists gathered to see what
 Donna has been working on of late. You should stop by too!
This show will be up through the end of September.

There were Ooohs!

And aaaahs!

Some art talk, weather talk.....  

The artist, Donna Ludwig

 Small framed prints for sale, and matted prints ready to well as the larger paintings, 

Like this undersea painting to make you wish you were an angelfish.

Margie Loney and Donna share a special moment.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

September Artist - Donna Ludwig Peterson

Showing through the month of September is Donna Ludwig Peterson.  Her reception is Saturday Sept 7th from 1 to 3 PM.  Come meet the artist and mingle with other art lovers!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tour Your Local Museums!

Our local museums have gotten together to sponsor a tour so you can see what's available for the citizens of and visitors to Tillamook County.  And they've thrown in a train ride! Our museums regularly draw tourists  which benefits many of the businesses in the area.  If you've been meaning to see what's there, but never made the time, this might be just the opportunity you're looking for!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Rose Perez Reception had a great turnout!

Good food, the gracious presence of the artist and a short talk by the author of 'Nestucca River Country', Sally Rissel, made this reception a highly enjoyable event.

 Rose (in the pink blouse) chats with a visitor.

 Can you say 'Yum!'

 Author Sally Rissel gives a brief talk about how the book came to be. Rose also spoke about her early life and venture into painting.  Rose provided the cover illustration painting for this lovely book - which we carry in our gift shop.  

 One of Rose's signature oil seascapes. 

Another of Rose's colorful romantic landscapes.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Garibaldi Days and way on back....

We just discovered there's a Facebook page devoted to the history of Garibaldi and surrounding towns; Bay City, Rockaway, Wheeler, and Nehalem.  There are good quality historical photos of the area.  It's definitely worth a visit:   Garibaldi Oregon Memories.  Thanks to Bill Hayden for letting us know this terrific page is out there!

The Grub Club Does the Garibaldi Museum

On Monday, the Garibaldi Grub Club was invited to the Garibaldi Museum for a free museum day. Fourteen children of all ages (2 1/2 to 17) strolled, rode bikes, and scooters to the museum after indulging in a hearty lunch. It was a perfect sunny day for the after lunch exercise. Many had not been to the museum before. It was a terrific opportunity for them to learn some of their local history, and appreciate the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest. 

They built buckets, assembled boats, dressed up in colonial costumes, as well as taking turns ringing our notably loud  - CLAAAANNGGGG!!! ) )  )  )  )   )   )  bell in the Garibaldi Room.   
S'okay...that's what it's there for!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Don't forget to attend our annual Silent Auction on July 27th!

Gift certificates, fine wine, gift baskets.....come in and see what you'd like to bid on.  There's a lot to choose from and this occasion is a major fund raiser for providing the resources to maintain Garibaldi's unique and wonderful museum, and the events we sponsor.  

While you're there, don't forget to enjoy Patsy Chapin's watercolors.  She's on display until the end of July!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

August brings Rose Perez to the Garibaldi Museum.

Meet Rose in person, and take home a numbered print of her work, at the artist's reception and celebration of 40 years in the arts, on Saturday, August 3rd from 2 to 4 PM.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Artist Patsy Chapin for the month of July

Patsy is a warm and lively watercolor artist who has filled our Community Room with an abundance of her watercolors, scratchboard pieces, and an occasional oil painting.  Below are just a few examples of her work.

This blog keeper wants to apologize for the quality of the photos because they don't do her work justice.  I'll post new photos next chance I have to stop by the museum.

Patsy prices her work for everyday people who think they can't afford to buy original art.  Her work is very, very reasonably priced.  Come in and tempt yourself to take home some eye candy.  Blog keeper succumbed!

Sorry folks...this little beauty is SOLD!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Children's Book Signing at the Museum

Saturday, June 29th, local author Tricia Gates Brown and illustrator Sally Lackaff  
presented two children’s books: 

 “Frederick and the Flute Maker” & “Twila and the Treasure”

It was warm and humid in Garibaldi when Tricia and Sally came to the museum.  A few people came out of the heat to enjoy Tricia’s reading of Frederick and the Flute Maker, and to enjoy a craft project with Sally. Adults and children alike enjoyed decorating haystack rock as described in Tricia’s book. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Watercolors by Patsy Chapin for the month of July

If you haven't stopped in to see Michael Loney's exhibit, ending June 30th, put it on your calendar before its taken down.  Then add Patsy's name, and come in for her reception on Saturday, July 6th from 1-3 pm.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Scholarship Reception, May 30th, 2013

On May 30th the Garibaldi Maritime Museum hosted a reception for the winners of the annual Memorial Scholarship.

This year’s winners were:

Samantha Boring – Tillamook H.S.  $1000
Aaron Josi – Tillamook H.S.  $750
Autumn Josi – Tillamook H.S.  $750
Matthew Travers – Tillamook H.S.  $750

Museum Board President, Emmy Lou Orahood welcomed the friends and families of the scholarship winners. Emmy gave a brief history of the Memorial Fund and the people responsible for initiating the scholarship fund.

Val Folkema, was this year’s keynote speaker. In Val's speech she emphasized the importance of supporting our youth with guidance, direction and sponsorship.

Samantha Boring read her winning essay aloud: “The Tenacity of a Legend”.  Samantha’s essay, supported through research, told of the many perils survived by the Lady Washington. 

(Lots and lots of) Kids n' History

Thursday June 6th, two groups of kids (for a total of 57!) came to the museum to see some of the artifacts of the history of the Tillamook Passage they've recently studied.  The first group were fourth graders from Neskowin and they were joined by two wonderful United States Coast Guard volunteers, Brandon and Amber who provided a tour of the Coast Guard facility then took them to lunch:

They looked at all the intricate models...

They figured out how to put together a wooden bucket. That's blurry Brandon
and Amber the USCG volunteers, getting in on the bucket action too.

They tried on the period clothing...

And scrutinized the cutaway ship for all the details of life at sea...

Then they tried on more 18th century clothing.

An hour after the Neskowin kids arrived, the middle school gang from Oregon City arrived. 

The ship cut away was a big draw for the older kids.

As were the period hats and clothes.

The puzzle of the wooden bucket engaged this bunch too!

And if there's a bell, ya gotta ring it, right?

Some enjoyed the period clothes more than others.

But that ship cut away was a HUGE draw.

Many were fascinated by the firearms collection of the museum's founder Charles Parkin.

Oh what to do? Cannon, bucket, cannon, bucket!

Our wonderful museum director Anna, greeted the kids in period costume, and was only moderately affected by the noise level of all that energy!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Mike Loney's Reception and Show

Mike Loney’s reception was well attended, with 22 people making time in their busy schedule to see this highly respected and talented artist from Cloverdale, OR.  Mike’s love of art is evident in the close observation and intricate details of his art.  Mike, a self-taught artist, has been painting for over 30 years.  Mike’s art is hanging in many galleries around Oregon.

Mike and Margie Loney talk with guests at his June 1st reception

Visitors were coming and going for the whole 2 hours of the reception

There were several lovely prints for sale....

A guest book - and refreshments being checked out by one of many visitors to Mike's reception

One of Mike's gorgeous oil paintings

This is one of three paintings devoted to the late Tasha Tudor.
If you want to see which one won 'Best in Show' at the Oregon State Fair, 
you'll just have to come to the Museum to see it!

Utterly charming watercolors....

The artist and his wife Margie are justifiably proud of hanging a great show!
Mike's work will be on the walls of our Community Room through June.
Come see it!