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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Quilt Raffle

Win this new, queen-sized quilt! Buy your raffle tickets starting Easter weekend for this beautiful, expertly-made new quilt! Tickets just $3 each or 4 for $10. Drawing on Mother’s Day, May 12. Quilt was donated by a member and all proceeds will go to museum operations.

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Oregon Quilt Project

The Coos History Museum hosted the Oregon Quilt Project on October 25 & 26. Each day was filled with quilts being analyzed, the first day by appointment only and the second day was for the quilts that are part of the museum’s collection.  Some of the materials used are over 150 years old and each …

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Vet Ink Opening

Over 100 people showed up to our opening of Vet Ink: Tattoos Inspired by Military Service. This exhibit will be on display through Summer 2019. Pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.  

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Oregon Writer’s Day Winners Announced!

Earlier this year, a call went out to all Coos County high school students, SWOCC students and the general public for submissions for a creative writing contest.  On October 13, 2018, the winners were announced at the Oregon Writer’s Day which the Coos History Museum holds annually. Click on the titles in order to read …

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