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.
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.
The Oregon Public Broadcasting channel came a did a piece on a rare find – wooden coins that can still be used as currency today. Watch current board member, Steve Greif, and a few local historians talk about myrtlewood coins. Click on the picture above to read more about them and watch a short video.
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.
Picture Credits belong to: Becca Hill, Joni Eades and Amy Pollicino.
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.
Deadline for Poetry and Fiction: Friday, July 13, 2018
Up to five submissions accepted
Must be no more than two pages
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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