Located at the north end of the Waterfront Heritage District, the Coos History Museum offers a beautiful and lively place for meetings, community gatherings and special occasions of all kinds. The exterior of our building evokes the industrial architecture of Coos Bay’s working waterfront of a century ago. The view from the waterfront and south plaza takes in Coos Bay, from the McCullough bridge at the north, past the confluence of the bay with the Coos River, to the hills of the Coast Range. From the tall windows of any of our rental rooms, you can regularly see tugs and barges passing the museum. Seasonally the bay fills with salmon boats. And if you’re really lucky, you can see harbor seals pop up from the water, a flock of great blue herons soaring above the confluence, white egrets, ospreys and rare sightings of a bald eagles. 

The Museum has three event venues with beautiful bay views that can be rented. Our Sprague Gallery includes a catering kitchen, and our Plaza enough room for big tent events.   We offer technological conveniences such as WiFi, AV equipment including, Logitech teleconferencing equipment, and a zoned sound system in our Sprague Gallery and small conference room. Cost per hour is competitive with other, less interesting locations. 

Please see our current Rentals-Rate-Sheet-082622 for more information or complete the Rental Inquiry Form rev 082622 and email it to Marcia Hart,

Capacity is subject to change per current COVID-19 guidelines for Museum indoor and outdoor spaces. 

Thank you for your understanding.