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.  We do this by collecting and preserving stories, artifacts, photographs, and documents, and by helping create opportunities for people to interpret them in meaningful thought-provoking, and engaging ways.


The Coos History Museum is a welcoming community gathering place and a valued regional resource.  We share intriguing human stories about Coos County and Oregon’s South Coast, and we help diverse audiences connect with each other and with our region’s culture, histories, and heritage.

Please see other pages of this website for a description of research services, educational programs, rentals and museum store.


The Coos County Historical Society, founded in 1891 is a private, not-for-profit organization supported entirely by memberships, donations, admission fees, bookstore income, and grants. We are recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service: tax ID # 93-0446513. You may donate by check or credit card, over the phone or online. Donations to the organization are tax-deductible.

We implement our mission through professional staff under the direction of a dedicated Board of Trustees with the invaluable assistance of literally hundreds of volunteers.

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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