PLEASE NOTE: The last day of operation at our Temporary Visitors Center will be Monday, June 18. We will be completely CLOSED to the public for one day only on Tuesday, June 19, while we make our final transition from the temporary visitors center to our brand new Tillamook Creamery, which will open on Wednesday, June 20. Thank you for your patience!
The answer is slowly and with heavy equipment! On June 26, 1976, a time capsule was buried at the base of the Morning Star II. It was a commemoration of June Dairy Month, the country’s bicentennial and the dedication of the Morning Star II all rolled into one. Not much is known about this time capsule other than it has signatures, business cards and county memorabilia in it, and that it is to be opened in 2026.
Since its burial, we have moved the Morning Star II, built and expanded the Visitors Center, and now have torn down the Visitors Center to build a new one! Unfortunately the time capsule has to be moved for construction purposes. If anyone remembers the time capsule or its contents, please leave us a note below in the comments!