CHM Event

Farewell Reception for Executive Director

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery

Say farewell to Executive Director Susan Tissot

The public is invited to a farewell reception Thursday, January 31, for Coos History Museum Executive Director Susan Tissot from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception will take place in the Sprague Gallery and light refreshments will be served.

Join the Coos History Museum Board of Directors, Coos History Museum staff and volunteers and say goodbye in sending off our Executive Director Susan Tissot, who is leaving for personal reasons.

Susan has been with the organization for two plus years and is returning to northern California. A search committee has been formed to find Susan’s replacement as the new executive director.

Carol Ventgen serves as the Coos County Historical Society’s Board President and had this to say of Susan.

“Susan brought strong professional museum background and experience to us,” Ventgen said. “Since assuming the reins just over two years ago, she dramatically expanded public programming, supported a strong education program, and added exhibits honoring veterans. She greatly furthered the Museum’s growth and led its successful fundraising efforts.”

“Under her leadership, and through her personal involvement in community life, the Museum has become relevant and engaging and is poised for expansion of its role as a vibrant presence on Coos Bay’s developing waterfront,” the Board President emphasized. “We’re going to miss her. She’s done a wonderful job.”

Ventgen encouraged the public to attend the farewell party – “to see her off and wish her well.”

Fellow board member Steve Greif praised Susan’s dedication to the museum.

“I would say that Susan has raised the profile of the museum by scheduling a number of well-attended public events,” he said. “The trustees appreciate her service and her business acumen.”

“We hope that some Friends of the Museum can also show their appreciation to Susan by attending the celebration on the 31st,” Greif said.

All events subject to change.