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 in-door Sprague Gallery includes a warming kitchen, our Outdoor Plaza has enough room for tent events, and our in-door Conference Room is an intimate meeting setting.   

Our Rental Amenities Include: Beautiful Bay Views, Ample parking, a warming kitchen, WiFi, A/V equipment, projector/screen, Logitech video and audio conferencing system, professional indoor or outdoor sound system, 12 8’ x 3’ rectangular tables, 12 5’ round tables, chairs, and a rental liaison assigned to your booking to assist with your needs.

  • Standard Operating Hours: Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m – 5 p.m 
    Operating hours (rate per hour)
    Sprague Gallery $100
    Capacity: Dining 60
    Classroom: 70
    Conference Room $35
    Capacity: 8
    Light meals, snacks, and container drinks
  • Outdoor Plaza $100
    Capacity: 200

    Non-operating hours (rate per hour)
    Sprague Gallery* $150
    Conference room $75
    Outdoor Plaza $150

    *Lobby area can be rented for an additional $50 per hour to increase capacity by 40 additional guests

Non-Profit 501(c)(3) renters receive a 15% discount off the total rental price.

 CHM cost per hour is competitive with other, less exciting locations. 

Thank you for choosing the Coos History Museum for your rental needs!

If you’d like to inquire about renting a space at the Coos History Museum, please email the CHM Rentals Coordinator at to request a rental inquiry form, or for more information call 541-756-6320.