Author: Coos History Membership

50th Anniversary of Stonewall

This past Saturday community members celebrated the 50th Year Anniversary of Stonewall, a historic milestone in the civil rights movement. We had the pleasure of hosting 7 panelist from Coos County to discuss what Stonewall meant to them. After watching a short video overview of the movement, an audience of 65+ people asked questions and spoke about how they could relate personally to an ongoing understanding of LGBTQ+ rights. Folks from community agencies asked about making their work places more inclusive, while other people shared personal stories of loved ones. We are thankful to our panelist who all contributed their perspectives and resources. This was a great way to close up Pride Month, but folks left hoping there will be more events like this year round.

 

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)