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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Myrtlewood Coins on OPB

The Oregon Public Broadcasting channel came a did a piece on a rare find – wooden coins that can still be used as currency today. Watch current board member, Steve Greif, and a few local historians talk about myrtlewood coins. Click on the picture above to read more about them and watch a short video.

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Coast Guard Art Exhibit Opening

Over 200 people came out for the opening of our new exhibit, U.S. Coast Guard: Through the Eye of the Artist.  We were treated to a HH-65 Helicopter fly over, a search and rescue demonstration and tours of a 26′ TANB (Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat). The opening ceremony was in partnership with the USCG …

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Education Director Talks on KCBY

Click here to see Amy Pollicino speak about one of the programs that go on at the museum.  The Oregon Humanities Conversation Project brings facilitators from around Oregon to speak on important ideas and topics.  The next two conversations will be happening July 13th and August 10th. To learn more about Oregon Humanities Conversation Project …

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Submissions Needed For Writing Contest

Oregon Writers Day Submissions Deadlines Deadline for Poetry and Fiction: Friday, July 13, 2018 Poetry Up to five submissions accepted Must be no more than two pages Fiction–Short Stories Must not exceed 2,000 words (over three pieces) Up to three submissions accepted **All works submitted must be original by the author, and not previously published elsewhere. Judging …

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Veterans Gathering

Click on the picture below to be redirected to KCBY for coverage on this event.Veterans Gathering at the Coos History Museum The Coos History Museum partnered with the USCG and the USCG Sector North Bend to present a Veterans Gathering on Friday – May 18, 2018, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The Veterans Gathering …

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