CHM Event

Fourth Fridays – Honoring our Medicine

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coos History Museum


Number Available: 13

Bookings are closed for this date and time.


We apologize for any inconvenience, but this program has been canceled and there will be no Fourth Friday Talk in May. Please check the email address you used to register for information regarding refunds. You may also contact us at 

Honoring our Medicine with Ashley Russell  

The May 27th Fourth Friday Talk will take place in-person from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Coos History Museum. Doors to the museum will open from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for visitors to view the exhibits if desired.

Registration is offered both in person at the museum and online through this event page. Registration is limited to 20 spaces so please register at your earliest convenience.

  • Non-Member: If you are a non-member the price is $7. No coupon code is needed.
  • CHM Member: If you are a current CHM member, the price is $5. Enter the following coupon code for your reduced price: FFmember.
  • *Please register individually. Each CHM member will need to register and pay separately to receive the discounted price.

Ashley Russell is the Water Protection Specialist and Cultural Stewardship Assistant for the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians. She graduated from Oregon State University (OSU) with a bachelor’s in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis on Fisheries and Wildlife Science. In October of 2022, she completed her Herbal Immersion Program through the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. Ashley is a Coos (Miluk) Tribal Member who is recognized for her knowledge of culturally significant species, including Tribal first foods and weaving materials, as well as her art and singing. She especially enjoys working with Tribal youth and fostering their reconnection to the lands of their ancestors, their cultural identity, and their heritage.

“Join Ashley Russell as she shares her Indigenous knowledge of the culturally significant plants of the Coos Bay Area. She will be highlighting some of her superhero plants, particularly culturally significant first aid plants. During the presentation, Ashley will also be demonstrating how to identify these plants while adventuring, their herbal actions, and how to use them in washes, soaks, poultices, and compresses.”

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