Tales from the Oregon Coast’s rich history will fill the Tillamook County Library on Saturday, Feb. 2, as storytellers Sally Rissel and Scott Butler join forces for an afternoon of reminiscences.
Rissel, a Pacific City resident and author, will talk about the Nestucca natives of south Tillamook County, focusing on native lore, basketry and artifacts. As the author of “Nestucca River County,” she has shared many stories of the native population as well as early settlers and their communities. Her 10 years as president of the Tillamook Historical Society give her a unique and knowledgeable take on the area.
Scott Butler, a guitarist, singer, composer and sixth-generation Oregonian, will also be on hand to share what he refers to as Oregon Originals, tales of the Oregon Territory that should be taken with a “grain of sea salt.” He enjoys weaving tales of the people, places and events that have made Oregon the envy of so many.
Rissel will begin her part of the presentation at 1 pm, followed by Butler at 2 pm. After Butler’s segment, audience members will be invited to share stories of their families’ experiences in Oregon.
Admission is free. Tillamook County Library is located at 1716 3rd Street, Tillamook.