Chalk the Vote Art!

The Coos History Museum and the League of Women Voters of Coos County are sponsoring this fun, easy-to-socially-distance activity during the week of August 24-29. We will continue to chalk our walks until it starts raining! August 26 is the centennial of the 19th Amendment (aka Women’s Equality Day). Create your own tribute to our …

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Coos Bay Honors Lynching Victim

Originally posted March 5, 2020   Coos History Museum Works with National Memorial for Peace and Justice By Steven Greif, Board Member, and Marcia Hart, Executive Director, Coos History Museum On Saturday, February 29, 2020, the Coos History Museum and the City of Coos Bay joined with the Taylor Stewart, a volunteer with the Equal …

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News Release from Oregon Cultural Trust

CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS CITE DEVASTATING COVID-19 LOSSES IN STATEWIDE CULTURAL TRUST IMPACT SURVEY (PHOTO) News Release from Oregon Cultural Trust Posted on FlashAlert: June 11th, 2020 11:40 AM Salem, Ore. –The majority of Oregon’s cultural organizations are facing suspension of operations or permanent closure due to the COVID-19 impact, reveals an Oregon Cultural Trust survey released …

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Annual Clean Up

The museum was again blessed with volunteer labor in October in the form of seven students from the Destinations Stewards program at Marshfield and three adults from the Coos Watershed Association. The crew, along with CHM board member Steve Greif, removed sand from the front parking lot, removed invasive species from our east bioswale and …

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Plein Air Painters

On Friday morning a small group of Plein Air painters were on the museum site to work on their art.  After working on their pieces, they sat around and critiqued each one.   It was fun to have something different happening outside the museum. Permission was given to post their work.

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50th Anniversary of Stonewall

This past Saturday community members celebrated the 50th Year Anniversary of Stonewall, a historic milestone in the civil rights movement. We had the pleasure of hosting 7 panelist from Coos County to discuss what Stonewall meant to them. After watching a short video overview of the movement, an audience of 65+ people asked questions and …

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Thank You NBHS Sophomores!

A big thank you to nine North Bend High School sophomores and their advisor, history teacher Dustin Hood, and CHM volunteer Steve Greif, who pulled a truck load of weeds from the berm in front of the Coos History Museum on a wet Wednesday in May. Over 27 man-hours of volunteer labor was contributed by …

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