The Coos History Museum creates a better understanding of life in Coos County and Oregon’s South Coast, past and present, and our place in that life.


First Tuesday Talks:

The Coos History Museum continues its new lecture series entitled, First Tuesday Talks, sponsored by Al Peirce Company with additional support from The Mill Casino in March. Each presentation takes place at the museum in the Sprague Gallery. Talks are  6:30pm – 7:30pm and your museum store and galleries are open 6pm - 8:30pm. Tuesday Talks are free with paid Museum Admission, CHM Members get in free.

March 7 Speaker:
Fred Leeson, "Andrew Carnegie: The Gospel of Wealth and Public Libraries"

Early in the 20th Century, the world's richest man decided to spend much of his huge fortune building public libraries.  He erected more than 2500, mostly in North America, including Coos Bay and many others in Oregon.  What motivated him?  Why did he choose libraries as the target of his philanthropy?  What happened to many of these buildings?  Does his legacy continue? Join the discussion Tuesday, March 7 at 6:30pm

Click here to view the 2017 First Tuesday Talks lineup.

Get Free Admission every Second Sunday!

Every second Sunday of the month, admission to your Coos History Museum is FREE! Children, and the young at heart, also enjoy free hands-on crafts and activities in the Sprague Gallery from 1pm-3pm. Our next Family Fun Day is March 12th. See you there!

New Member Benefits

Being a member of the Coos History Museum has it's perks! We have joined the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. Museum Members who join at the Friend-level or higher will be rewarded with reciprocal benefits at over 880 institutions nationwide, including free or reduced admission. Additionally, Museum members at all levels receive discounts at the Museum Store and at select local businesses. Check out our new member page for more information. More to come!


The Winter 2016-17 Waterways edition is out now. Download a PDF version and get all the latest updates from the Coos History Museum. For past issues, please click here

For more Museum updates, check out our blog!


We are located on the waterfront at 

1210 N. Front Street, Coos Bay, OR

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February 26, 2017 2:00 PM • Coos History Museum
March 01, 2017 10:00 AM • Sprague Gallery, Outdoor Plaza at Coos History Museum
March 02, 2017 6:30 PM • Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery
March 07, 2017 6:30 AM • Sprague Gallery, Coos History Museum
March 08, 2017 10:00 AM • Sprague Gallery, Outdoor Plaza at Coos History Museum
March 09, 2017 6:30 PM • Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery
March 12, 2017 1:00 PM • Coos History Museum
March 13, 2017 11:30 AM • Sprague Gallery, Coos History Museum


Tuesdays - Sundays 10 am - 5 pm

Closed Mondays and major holidays



AAA or AARP Adults.............$6

Children/teens (5-17).....$3

Family Max Rate..........$17

Group Rate........... $4/person

Museum members, children under 5 and active military personnel are free.

1210 N. Front St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: 541-756-6320

 The Coos County Historical Society is a registered
501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID 93-0446513

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