Author: Coos History Membership

Quilt Raffle

Win this new, queen-sized quilt!
Buy your raffle tickets starting Easter weekend for this beautiful, expertly-made new quilt! Tickets just $3 each or 4 for $10. Drawing on Mother’s Day, May 12.
Quilt was donated by a member and all proceeds will go to museum operations.

Oregon Quilt Project

The Coos History Museum hosted the Oregon Quilt Project on October 25 & 26. Each day was filled with quilts being analyzed, the first day by appointment only and the second day was for the quilts that are part of the museum’s collection.  Some of the materials used are over 150 years old and each quilt was handmade. Find out more about what the Oregon Quilt Project does here.

 

 

Vet Ink Opening

Over 100 people showed up to our opening of Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service. This exhibit will be on display through Summer 2019. Pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.

 

Oregon Writer’s Day Winners Announced!

Earlier this year, a call went out to all Coos County high school students, SWOCC students and the general public for submissions for a creative writing contest.  On October 13, 2018, the winners were announced at the Oregon Writer’s Day which the Coos History Museum holds annually.

Click on the titles in order to read the winning submissions.

Adult:

Fiction:

  1. The Promise             (Barbara Jernigan)
  2. Asher’s Garden        (Bill Cullenward)
  3. A Tisket, A Tasket    (Ron Miranda)

Honorable Mention: Waiting  (Bill Cullenward)

Poetry:

  1. Late to Madrid          (Annis Cassells)
  2. Banderlog                 (Ron Miranda)
  3. Sick as a Doggerel    (Weld Champneys)

Honorable Mention: In This Century (Annis Cassells)

 

Student:

Fiction:

  1. Nothing But The Truth          (William Crombie)
  2. Not Perfect, Almost Okay     (Alice Keating)
  3. Last Dance                             (Alice Keating)

Honorable Mention:

Armageddon                     (William Crombie)
The Battle                          (Christopher Montgomery)
Otso                                   (Taylor Stephens)

Poetry:

  1. Self-Portrait as a Pair of Crows   (William Crombie)
  2. Noumenon                                      (William Crombie)
  3. Ballad of a Grown Up Empress    (Alice Keating)

Honorable Mention:

Empire                                 (William Crombie)
We’re Taught                     (Megan Rutherford)
Naive Sweets                      (Bailey Aldridge aka Cranberry)

Coast Guard Art Exhibit Opening

Over 200 people came out for the opening of our new exhibit, U.S. Coast Guard: Through the Eye of the Artist.  We were treated to a HH-65 Helicopter fly over, a search and rescue demonstration and tours of a 26′ TANB (Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat).

The opening ceremony was in partnership with the USCG Sector North Bend Officer’s Wardroom and the USCG Chief Petty Officer’s Association North Bend Chapter, with assistance from the USCG Aids to Navigation Team Coos Bay.

We are so grateful for the Coast Guard and the service they provide!

U.S. Coast Guard: Through the Eye of the Artist, features fifteen works of art by 11 United States Coast Guard artists – more than half of whom are from the West – and will be on view at the Coos History Museum from July 19 through September 16, 2018.

Western artists whose work will be on view are Dennis Boom, Hillsboro, OR; Frank Gaffney, Mountlake Terrace, WA; Louis Gadal, Los Angeles, CA; MK2 Jasen Newman, Port Angeles, WA; Robert Tandecki, Albuquerque, NM; Peter DeWeerdt, Tucson, AZ; and Pete Michels, Stevenson Ranch, CA.  The four others are Karen Loew, New York, NY; Susanne Corbeletta, Glen Head, NY; Ken Smith, Pulaski, VA; and John Ward, Saranac Lake, NY.

Click on the pictures below to enlarge them.

Click the picture above to view footage from KCBY.

 

Picture Credits belong to: Becca Hill, Joni Eades and Amy Pollicino.