The Smithsonian’s Patriot Nations is Coming to the Museum

Click here for the article featured in The World newspaper. Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces was produced by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition by the generous support of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Photo credit: Kiowa Marine veteran Master Gunnery Sergeant Vernon Tsoodle’s dance …

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Rotary Supports Coos History Museum

Executive Director, Susan Tissot was presented a check from President Steve Schneiderman of the Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary on behalf of the Coos Foundation. The $2500 donation will partially support the fabrication of an exhibit that will open later this year entitled, Vet Ink: Military Inspired Tattoos.  We are excited to work closely with community …

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Steam Donkey Exhibit Improved

Some significant progress has been made this winter on one of the Coos History Museum’s premier outdoor exhibits. Several volunteers were led by Lionel Youst, a local historian from Allegany, who grew up around logging operations in Oregon and Washington.  Under Youst’s directions, volunteers have installed a short “skid road” behind the Dolbeer spool steam donkey …

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Angel Tree

Include the museum in your holiday gift giving. Help fulfill museum staff wishes for donations to pay for needed program supplies and equipment. Come into the museum and select paper ornaments from the tree, then go to our admissions counter to make your donation. Each paper ornament features a suggested donation amount to cover the …

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Registration Opens for Local History Class

CHM board member Steve Greif will again teach a local history class this winter term with a new curriculum twist. “South Coast Biography: Local History From Lives of the Past” will be held at the Coos History Museum on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 from January 10th through March 21st.  Each session will feature …

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SE Asia Trip

Our SE Asia Museum Tour Group has returned safely after a wonderful trip through SE Asia.  They visited museums, Cultural and UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as galleries and textile studios. Want to see more pictures of their adventures? Check it out on Facebook by clicking here. Pictured here is the group with their …

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