CHM Event

First Tuesday Talks – Cranberries on the Coast

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery


Number Available: 90

Bookings are closed for this date and time.

Cranberries on the Coast: Past, Present, and Future with Dennis Bowman.

The August 2nd First Tuesday Talk will take place from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM both in person at the CHM and online via Zoom. Doors to the museum will open from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for visitors to view the exhibits and visit the museum store if desired.

*Registration is offered both in person at the museum and online through this event page. Online registration will close on August 2nd at 3:00 PM so please register at your earliest convenience. If you miss the registration window, you may register and purchase tickets at the door.

  • Please register each attendee separately.
  • CHM Member: Whether participating online or in person, if you are a current CHM member, this program is free to you and you may enter the coupon code “FTTmember” for your free price.
  • Non-Member In-Person: If you are a non-member joining us in person, the price is $7.
  • Non-Member Online: If you are a non-member joining us online, the cost is $5 and you may enter the coupon code “FTTonline” for the online price.

Dennis Bowman has lived and worked in Southern Coos and North Curry counties for 41 years. He has worked for a variety of landowners with sheep, cattle, and cranberries, but has spent the last 31 years in the cranberry industry. Dennis graduated from Pacific High School in Langlois, OR in 1981 and purchased a 20-acre property with 8.5 acres of cranberries in 2003. He leased an additional 34 acres of cranberries resulting in million pound crops. In 2017 he gave up the leases and has spent the last 5 years working on his farm and expanding into farm tours and cranberry product lines. Dennis is the owner of Bowman Bogs, a part of the family run cranberry farm – Grandpa Jack’s Cranberries.

Join us at the Coos History Museum with Dennis Bowman to learn about all things cranberry! Dennis will share with us his journey navigating the cranberry industry, resulting in his current work as a cranberry farmer and bog owner at Grandpa Jack’s Cranberries. We will hear about the history of the local cranberry industry, what it takes to grow cranberries, and how Grandpa Jack’s got started. Through video, conversation, and Q&A, discover the past, present, and future of cranberries in Southern Oregon.

*Membership status and attendance in person/online will be verified. Once you have completed registration you will be sent a confirmation email with the Zoom link. If attending in person, face masks are welcome but not required.

If you’d like to learn more about our membership program and/or become a member, please click here: CHM Membership

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