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    • November 02, 2016
    • April 26, 2017
    • 26 sessions
    • Sprague Gallery, Outdoor Plaza at Coos History Museum


    Coos Bay 
    Winter Market

    Wednesdays,
    10am - 2pm

    Free Admission!


    Are you looking for fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables? How about freshly baked cheesecake, cookies, cupcakes, desserts and gluten-free bread? Join us at the Coos Bay Winter Market, Wednesdays, from 10am - 2pm at the Coos History Museum. We have all of those great items as well as locally raised meat and eggs, dozens of small-batch roasted coffees, special tea blends, fresh handcrafted humus, fabulous fudge, organic oat products and more. Stop by for lunch and grab a hot tamale and enjoy the live dulcimer music, or pick up other crafts and excellent consumables, all in one convenient location.


    • December 04, 2016
    • February 19, 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Coos History Museum

    Nautical Knots! Survival Knots! Rock Climbing Knots! Decorative Knots! Trick Knots! Macrame!

    This is a skill sharing club all about how to tie knots. Members enjoy working on various projects throughout the year. Come learn techniques from other members and sign up to share your special knot skills at future meetings. Whether a novice or an expert, we'd love to see what kinds of knots you're into. 

    Knot Club meets from 2pm - 4pm on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. 




    • December 21, 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Coos History Museum


    Please join us in the Sprague Gallery on Wednesday, December 21st at 5pm for the 7th Annual National Homeless Persons' Memorial. 


    This memorial is an annual event commemorated in over 150 cities and counties across the United States on the first day of winter, also the longest night of the year. The community is invited to join in for a shared meal of ‘stone soup’ and fresh bread. Food will be served at 5:15pm. Candles will be lit at 5:45pm followed by a moment of silence in honor of those homeless who’ve died both in Coos County and nationwide. After a short prayer, people will have time to offer remembrances and thoughts about homelessness.

    HOW CAN YOU HELP? 

    Prior to the event, warm winter wear, monetary and food donations are needed. Cash donations will help in two ways: to help provide transportation to and from the memorial for our area homeless, and to purchase food items to prepare homemade stone soup.

    You can find donations jars at:

    Farr’s True Value Hardware, 880 South 1 st Street, Coos Bay

    So It Goes Coffee Shop, 190 Central Avenue, Coos Bay

    McKay’s grocery, 149 South 7 th Street, Coos Bay

    Coos Head Foods 353 2 nd St, Coos Bay

    Time Bomb, 175 3 rd St, Coos Bay

    FOOD DONATIONS of fresh vegetables and cans of beans for a Stone Soup can be brought to the Devereux Center during regular business hours (M, W, F, Sat., 9 am – 2 pm) or the Coos History Museum on Tuesday, December 20 th during regular Museum hours,10 am to 5 pm.

    Since 1990, the National Coalition for the homeless has sponsored National homeless Persons’ Memorial Day on the first day of winter to bring attention to the tragedy of homelessness and to remember our homeless citizens who have paid the ultimate price for our nation’s failure to address the issue.

    The memorial is sponsored by the Coos History Museum, The Devereux Center, ORCCA, Growing Through It, and including generous support of local businesses including Yellow Cab Taxi, The Tuna Guys, Farr’s True Value Hardware, Empire Bakery and others.

    For more information, call or text 541.217.4095


    • January 05, 2017
    • March 16, 2017
    • 11 sessions
    • Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery


    Register now for
    Steve Greif's
    "South Coast History"
    Community education class!



    Registration for Steve Greif's "South Coast History" community education class began Monday, November 21st. The last two years the class filled up quickly so it is suggested you register as soon as you can to reserve a space! You can register online by going to www.socc.edu and clicking on the education tab. But many may feel more comfortable registering in person on the SWOCC campus. Go to the First Stop Center (Dellwood Hall). The First Stop Center is open from 7 am to 6 pm Monday thru Friday.

    The class is described on page 19 of the recently mailed SWOCC winter term catalog. It is "HST 0213 - 65, History of Oregon's South Coast". The class will meet at the Coos History Museum each Thursday evening of winter term from 6:30 pm to 8:00 starting January 5, 2017. The fee you will pay SWOCC for the 11-week course is $60 (most of which will be donated to the museum). There is no required textbook but Greif will recommend students have a copy of Nathan Douthit, A Guide to South Coast History: Traveling the Jedediah Smith Trail (1999) which can be purchased at the Coos History Museum. Since this is a Community Education course, there are no tests, homework, or college credit.

    If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to email Steve - stevenandjoan@gmail.com.


    • January 21, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Coos History Museum

    Fish Tales 

    with 

    Jennifer Burns Bright


    Oregonians love the wild beauty of our 363 miles of coastline, but finding truly local seafood can be hard, even on the coast. The US imports approximately 90 percent of its seafood and ships out nearly as much to the global market. Why aren’t we eating more local seafood, now that preserving and distribution technologies are the most sophisticated they have ever been? Why do we consider seafood more a delicacy now than it has been in the past? In this conversation, food writer Jennifer Burns Bright helps participants explore our relationship with the products of the sea and cultural traditions involving fishing, eating seafood, and understanding the ocean’s bounty and challenges.

Past events

November 24, 2016 MUSEUM CLOSED - THANKSGIVING
November 13, 2016 NBHS History Author Talk
November 12, 2016 CCHS 125th Anniversary Celebration
November 11, 2016 MUSEUM CLOSED - VETERANS DAY
November 10, 2016 Riparian Rulemaking Open House/Public Meeting
November 06, 2016 Halloween holdover
November 04, 2016 Voices of Oregon Writers
October 27, 2016 Private Meeting
October 26, 2016 SW Oregon Opiod Pre-Summit Dinner
October 23, 2016 Baby Shower
October 22, 2016 Forest Appreciation Day
October 20, 2016 Oregon Tour & Travel Alliance
October 19, 2016 Bay Area Hospital: Strategic Leadership Meeting
October 15, 2016 Soroptimists 75th Anniversary Celebration
October 14, 2016 Oregon Facilities Authority
October 12, 2016 BLM: Wildlife, Fish, Botany Planning Meeting
October 10, 2016 School Field Trip
October 10, 2016 Menasha Legacy Fund Advisory Committee
October 09, 2016 Documentary Screening of The Suffragists
October 08, 2016 Oregon Author Talk
October 08, 2016 Daughters of the Revolution
October 06, 2016 Free Night at the Museum
October 05, 2016 P3 Kickoff
October 03, 2016 BAH: Strategic EHR Planning
October 01, 2016 Wedding
September 30, 2016 Retirement Party
September 22, 2016 Connect the Boardwalk Meeting
September 16, 2016 Prefontaine Clinic with Gary Fanelli
September 15, 2016 Front Street Action Plan Open House
September 13, 2016 Leadership Coos
September 12, 2016 CHM Donor Appriciation Dinner
September 04, 2016 Sun Fun Tour
August 28, 2016 Memorial Service
August 27, 2016 Rock Talks, Talking Rocks
August 27, 2016 Whitty Awards Dinner
August 26, 2016 Wedding Reception
August 20, 2016 Baby Shower
August 18, 2016 Oregon Heritage Commission Workshop
August 14, 2016 Birthday Dinner
August 14, 2016 Wedding Party
August 06, 2016 Railroad Centennial Relay
August 06, 2016 Coos Railroad History Talk
August 06, 2016 Peter DeFazio Town Hall Meeting
August 03, 2016 Road Scholar Tour
July 30, 2016 Vegetable Fermentation Workshop
July 23, 2016 Judy Fleagle Author Talk
July 19, 2016 BLM Workshop
July 16, 2016 Wedding
July 09, 2016 Birthday Party
July 09, 2016 South Coos History Tour- Ranch Tour
July 06, 2016 Coos County Memories: The Early Years Photo Scanning
July 04, 2016 July Fourth Celebration
June 28, 2016 Sause Brothers Training Meeting
June 25, 2016 Wedding
June 24, 2016 Mill Casino Meet-n-greet
June 17, 2016 Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
June 13, 2016 Bay Area Hospital Workshop
June 11, 2016 Bridal Shower
June 11, 2016 Oregon Central Coast Military Vehicle Group Meeting
June 11, 2016 Coos Historical Society Annual Meeting
June 09, 2016 New Community Coalition Board Meeting
June 08, 2016 Belloni Boys Ranch Retreat
June 07, 2016 Knot Club
June 07, 2016 Banner Bank Meeting
June 02, 2016 New Community Coalition Meeting
June 02, 2016 Banner Bank Meeting
June 01, 2016 CCHS Board Committee Meeting
May 29, 2016 Wedding Anniversary Party
May 26, 2016 John Whitty Author Talk
May 25, 2016 6th Grade Field Trip
May 19, 2016 CCD Business Development Annual Meeting
May 18, 2016 CCHS Board Meeting
May 14, 2016 Shoni's LulaRoe Boutique
May 14, 2016 Oregon Central Coast Military Vehicle Group Meeting
May 13, 2016 Eugene Sr. Citizens Tour
May 12, 2016 Connect the Boardwalk Meeting
May 12, 2016 New Community Coalition Meeting
May 07, 2016 Pre's People Film Screening
May 07, 2016 Dick Moen Memorial
May 05, 2016 5th Grade Field Trip
May 04, 2016 WOAH Meeting
May 04, 2016 Airgas Meeting
May 03, 2016 Soroptimist International Tour
May 01, 2016 The Life & Times on the Tall Ships
March 27, 2016 Museum CLOSED
March 26, 2016 Women's History Month Round Table
January 20, 2016 Forestry, Herbicides, & Health
January 17, 2016 Knot Club
January 09, 2016 Trivia Files - Fundraiser
January 05, 2016 South Coast History Class
January 01, 2016 Museum CLOSED
December 24, 2015 Museum CLOSED
December 13, 2015 Nautical Knot Tree Decorating
December 03, 2015 Steve Prefontaine Film Fundraising Event!
November 27, 2015 Black Friday (& Saturday) Sale
November 26, 2015 CLOSED - Thanksgiving
November 23, 2015 Registration for South Coast Hst. class begins
November 12, 2015 Egyptian Theatre 90th Birthday Celebration !
November 04, 2015 Winter Farmer's Market
November 01, 2015 Halloween Holdover!
October 10, 2015 Oregon Author's Day
October 01, 2015 Show and Tell at the Museum
September 09, 2015 Grand Opening!
September 03, 2015 Show and Tell at the Museum
August 13, 2015 Murder Mystery and a Movie at the Museum
August 06, 2015 Show and Tell at the Museum
July 03, 2015 Fourth of July Weekend
June 23, 2015 Major Donor Dinner
June 20, 2015 CONNECT! the Boardwalks Community Walk
June 06, 2015 A Tale of Two Boats
May 30, 2015 Sailor-Soldier Monument Re-dedication
May 30, 2015 Memorial Day Parade
May 01, 2015 Civil War Connections: 150 Years in 150 Minutes
April 18, 2015 Harry and Agnes Bridges: A couple at odds
April 03, 2015 First Friday Wine Walk
March 20, 2015 North Bend Sip and Stroll
March 06, 2015 First Friday Wine Walk
February 14, 2015 Just Off the Pallet
February 06, 2015 First Friday Wine Walk
January 31, 2015 Walkable North Bend
September 27, 2014 Dahlia Day – Shore Acres State Park
September 27, 2014 Stand Up! For the Bay
September 20, 2014 Coos Sand N’ Sea – Sea of Quilts XX
September 20, 2014 Bay Area Fun Festival
September 20, 2014 Orchid Day – Shore Acres State Park
September 20, 2014 35th Annual Prefontaine Memorial Run
September 13, 2014 Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration
September 13, 2014 Southern Oregon Dahlia Society Show & Butterfly Tea
September 13, 2014 15th Annual Coos Basin Amateur Salmon Derby
September 13, 2014 Last Day the Coos Historical & Maritime Museum Will Be Open
September 09, 2014 Music on the Bay
September 06, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
September 05, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
September 02, 2014 Music on the Bay
August 30, 2014 6th Annual Sunset Bay Trail Run
August 23, 2014 Blackberry Arts Festival
August 23, 2014 Corvettes on the Bay
August 23, 2014 Sunset Bay Angler of the Day Kayak Fishing Challenge
August 16, 2014 Bonsai Day ~ Shore Acres State Park
August 15, 2014 Last Day for Research Requests
August 15, 2014 Museum Changes Open Days
August 09, 2014 24th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival
August 09, 2014 Bandon Historical Hike
August 03, 2014 56th Annual Salmon BBQ
August 02, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
August 02, 2014 41st Annual Circle the Bay 30km Run/Walk/Relay
August 01, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
July 19, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
July 18, 2014 Sip 'N Stroll
July 13, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
July 12, 2014 Oregon Coast Music Festival
July 12, 2014 15th Annual Kentuck Run
July 11, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
July 05, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
July 04, 2014 4th of July in Mingus Park & Concert in the Sky
July 04, 2014 4th of July 25th annual Mayor’s Firecracker Run
July 04, 2014 Museum Closed
July 03, 2014 3rd of July Fireworks on Coos Bay
June 28, 2014 25th Restoration Celebration Pow Wow
June 28, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
June 28, 2014 Clamboree!
June 27, 2014 6th Annual Mutt Strutt
June 26, 2014 Downtown North Bend Block Party
June 21, 2014 CONNECT! The Boardwalks
June 21, 2014 20th Annual Jennifer’s Catching Slough Class & 6th Annual South Coast Half Marathon
June 20, 2014 Egyptian Theater Grand Re-Opening
June 20, 2014 2014 Lighthouse Run
June 15, 2014 Shore Acres Rose Sunday, Father's Day
June 14, 2014 Museum Will Open Late
June 14, 2014 Coos Historical Society Annual Meeting
June 07, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
June 07, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
June 07, 2014 State Park Day & Free Fishing Day
June 06, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
May 31, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
May 26, 2014 Blue Star Museum
May 24, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
May 24, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
May 24, 2014 25th Annual Memorial Day Parade
May 23, 2014 BBQ Brews & Blues on the Bay
May 20, 2014 "100 years ago in North Bend"
May 18, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
May 17, 2014 9th Annual Tomato-Rama
May 11, 2014 Shore Acres Rhododendron Sunday Mother's Day
May 10, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
May 03, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
May 03, 2014 Myrtle Point Arcadia: Meet the Authors
May 03, 2014 Celtic Cultural Festival
May 02, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
May 01, 2014 Tall Ship Days
April 26, 2014 Rhododendron Flower Show & Plant Sale
April 26, 2014 Everybody's War: Book Talk and Signing
April 26, 2014 Ahh Shucks! Oyster Feed
April 19, 2014 37th Annual Roseburg to Coos Bay Relay
April 13, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
April 05, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
April 05, 2014 Family Fun Day & Run for the Kids
April 04, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
April 03, 2014 Museum Closed for Staff In-Service
March 29, 2014 Glen Olson Author Talk
March 22, 2014 Whale Watching Week
March 21, 2014 Sip 'n Stroll
March 13, 2014 25th Annual South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival
March 07, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
March 01, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
February 15, 2014 Charleston Crab Feed
February 07, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
February 01, 2014 Burns Night Celebration & Dinner
January 25, 2014 Walkable North Bend
January 17, 2014 Southcoast Clambake Jazz Festival Preview
January 04, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
January 04, 2014 BIRDS ON THE ESTUARY
January 01, 2014 Museum Closed
January 01, 2014 Polar Bear Plunge
December 31, 2013 New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball OCCI
December 31, 2013 New Year's Eve Party
November 28, 2013 Lights at Shore Acres
November 02, 2013 Author Talk with Andie Jensen
October 31, 2013 Trick or Treat!
October 25, 2013 Monster Disco Ball
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