CHM Event

First Tuesday Talks: Mary Beth Beuke “The Sea Glass Journey – Finding, Identifying and Stories of the Ocean’s Frosty Gems”

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery, Coos Bay


Online bookings are not currently available for this event. Admission, if applicable, is payable at the front desk.

Extreme sea glasser, silversmith and author, Mary Beth has traversed the globe collecting, studying, and speaking about sea glass for decades. She will bring a colorful exhibit of the world’s rarest pieces of sea glass and will share her adventures in finding the pieces, identifying their origin as well as discussing color rarity. If time allows, Mary Beth will help to identify pieces that are brought by attendees.

She will have an exhibit of her art jewelry made from sea glass and will be available to sign books also. Copies of The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass will be available in the museum store. A comprehensive guide with high quality, color photos describing what sea glass is, its allure, history and unique aspects. The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass is a definitive work on everything sea glass. A book signing will follow the lecture. The author will also have her Sea Glass jewelry on display and for sale at the lecture; 20% of the sales will benefit the museum.
Bio on our Speaker:
President of the North American Sea Glass Association ’05-’10 and published sea glass writer, photographer and speaker, Mary Beth Beuke is a Pacific Northwest native with one of the world’s most elaborate sea glass collections. She is owner, artist and collector for West Coast Sea Glass and her sea glass art jewelry is now found in over 50 galleries all over the world. She’s journeyed the planet for sea glass for a lifetime and her story and collection have been featured on the Travel Channel, in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Coastal Living, NY Times, Parade, Radio New Zealand, Ocean Home, Seattle Times, Sunset and more. MB exhibits her collection at museums and libraries often. Mary Beth has won Startup Nation’s “Leading Moms in Business” award. She lives and uses her sea glass collection in fine art jewelry while working from two studios along the shores in Washington State where she is also co-founder of the “Smarties, Smart Art Instruction” school for artist entrepreneurs. She has three children and enjoys kayaking and public speaking in her spare time. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass, Skyhorse Publishing.


Doors open at 6pm
Museum exhibits and store open until 8:30pm
Free with paid museum admission
CHM Members get in free

First Tuesday Talks are sponsored by Al Peirce Company with additional support from The Mill Casino.

All events subject to change.