CHM Event

First Tuesday Talks

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Virtual Event

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Christmas Trees on the Coast Range presented by Jeff Maddess

CHM admission: Free for members / $7 for non-members

Online suggested donation: $5 

Join Jeff Maddess as he explains the undertaking of a family Christmas tree farm. Stonehouse Trees is located at a historic Coos county location, the Stonehouse homestead alongside the West Fork Millicoma river. Jeff will discuss the history behind their unique location as well as their part in growing Christmas trees for the largest producer in the nation – Oregon! The history of our state’s special row crop will be explored along with practical tips of the trade. Learn about their specialization in Noble Fir (the Cadillac of Christmas trees) and the minimum nine-year ongoing support of each and every tree which is exacting, and at times elusive.

*The museum will be open 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM with the talk beginning at 6:30 PM.

**This program will be offered both in person at the Coos History Museum and online. If joining us in person, payment will be taken at the door and registration is not required. If you would like to participate virtually please register for our Zoom webinar utilizing the link to the left that says “Register for Virtual Program Here”.

All events subject to change.