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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.

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Click the picture above to view footage from KCBY.

 

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

Education Director Talks on KCBY

Click here to see Amy Pollicino speak about one of the programs that go on at the museum.  The Oregon Humanities Conversation Project brings facilitators from around Oregon to speak on important ideas and topics.  The next two conversations will be happening July 13th and August 10th.

To learn more about Oregon Humanities Conversation Project click here.

To see other topics in the catalog, click here.

Contact Amy at education@cooshistory.org if you have any questions.

Submissions Needed For Writing Contest

Oregon Writers Day Submissions Deadlines

Deadline for Poetry and Fiction: Friday, July 13, 2018

  • Poetry
    • Up to five submissions accepted
    • Must be no more than two pages
  • Fiction–Short Stories
    • Must not exceed 2,000 words (over three pieces)
    • Up to three submissions accepted
  • **All works submitted must be original by the author, and not previously published elsewhere. Judging of Pieces

    All submissions will be judged as blind entries – the names of the authors will be kept confidential until the preferred pieces are selected. Students will be notified by mail when the final decision has been made. All judging decisions are final.

    Submission Guidelines

  • Participants may submit to both categories.
  • Written pieces are limited to 2000 words and poetry to no more than two pages each.
  • All submissions must be in 12 point Times New Roman font. Layout of works is left to the author.
  • Contact details must be on each submission’s title page only. Do not include any identifying information on your submission or it will not be accepted.
  • Title of work needs to be listed on every page of the manuscript, with page numbers if necessary.
  • Each piece must be entered individually as an electronic copy and must be submitted as a Word file to Amy Pollicino at education@cooshistory.org or dropped off at the Coos History Museum at 1210 N Front St in Coos Bay.
  • Work must be submitted by Friday, July 13, 2018.
  •  ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ENTERED THIS WAY.

    Submissions not following these guidelines are subject to rejection.

     

    Actual time of this event will be announced at a later date.

Veterans Gathering

Click on the picture below to be redirected to KCBY for coverage on this event.Veterans Gathering at the Coos History Museum

The Coos History Museum partnered with the USCG and the USCG Sector North Bend to present a Veterans Gathering on Friday – May 18, 2018, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The Veterans Gathering event included a Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Presentation, guest speakers, and light refreshments.  Over 100 people were in attendance to honor our veterans.

Veterans Gathering Schedule of Events:

  • Presentation of Colors, Pledge of Allegiance – Myrtle Point VFW Post #2928 Veterans Color Guard
  • Invocation/Moment of Silence – Chaplain Pastor Mike Barnard
  • Museum Welcome – Susan Tissot, Executive Director, Coos History Museum
  • Greetings and recognition of veterans and distinguished guests, Vietnam War Commemoration and Veteran’s Pin Presentation – Captain Michael Mullen, Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Bend
  • Discussion about community service by active duty members – Thomas Hines, H BMC, U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Bend
  • Discussion about women in the military – Tiffany Duffy, LCDR
  • Discussion about the “I Am Not Invisible” Exhibit – Elizabeth Estabrooks, ODVA Women Veterans Coordinator
  • Closing remarks and Benediction – Chaplain Pastor Mike Barnard
  • Refreshments and viewing of the “I Am Not Invisible” Exhibit

A Big Thank You!

A big thank you to the Coquille Indian Tribe Community Fund for a $5,000 grant to help offset museum admission fees for Veterans in 2018. This grant complements the $5,000 grant we received from the Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Keiser Foundation. Thru December 30, Veterans and their spouse (if they visit the museum together) receive FREE admission to see the exhibits. 2018 will showcase 4 special exhibits that focus on Veterans. Check out the calendar of events on our website for more information: www.cooshistory.org.Pictured here from L to R: CIT Tribal Chair Brenda Meade, CHM Executive Director Susan Tissot, CIT Community Fund Committee Member Denny Hunter. Photo Courtesy of the CIT.

Coos Watershed Adds Signs to Landscape

Program: these students are in the Coos Watershed Association’s Watershed Conservation Stewardship Corps program, which is a partnership between the Coos Watershed Association, Destinations Academy (part of the Harding Learning Center), and the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps (funder). The program aims to get high school students out of the classroom and into the community on a weekly basis to work on visible, meaningful projects that improve the health of our watershed (and students are rewarded with academic credit and tuition vouchers to help pay for college/trade school). Two years ago, the 2016 cohort of students were involved in the design and installation of the “ecological landscaping” at the museum, primarily the native dunes, which were previously gravel islands, and the wetland-rain garden, which collects runoff from the museum roof and parking lot and filters it before it enters the bay. The recently-installed interpretive signs lead museum visitors on a walking tour of the parking lot, explaining the reasoning and the function of each patch of native plant landscaping. The signs were designed by the Coos Watershed Association and the Coos History Museum, printed by BNT Promotional Products, and installed by the Coos Watershed Association and youth crew. Take the full tour to understand this “unconventional” type of landscaping and learn about all the community partners that helped this project come together!

Students in the Watershed program:

  1. Kamara Mill
  2. Tyler Warner
  3. Breahna Head
  4. Kody Cochell
  5. Nick Baker
  6. James McGraw
  7. Gavin Burch
  8. Kayla Coleman
  9. Jessy Garcia (wasn’t present today for sign installation)

Crew Leader: Dave Nelson

Program Leaders: Alexa Carleton (Education Program Leader), Kaedra Emmons (CoosWA AmeriCorps member)

These signs are two of four that will be installed on the property.

The Smithsonian’s Patriot Nations is Coming to the Museum

Click here for the article featured in The World newspaper.

Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces was produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition by the generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Photo credit:
Kiowa Marine veteran Master Gunnery Sergeant Vernon Tsoodle’s dance regalia blends United States and tribal military traditions. A Marine Corps medallion hangs on a beaded necklace beside a gourd rattle made from a Vietnamese hand grenade. The fan is made with bald eagle feathers, which represent strength. The beaded pin indicates that Tsoodle is a descendant of Red Tipi, father of Santana, one of the best known Kiowa war chiefs. Photo by Nancy Tsoodle Moser, 2009.
Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

 

www.AmericanIndian.si.edu