We All Belong Here – Embracing Diversity

The following post was taken from an email sent from the Rural Organizing Project team after they hosted a community event at the museum. On September 21st, over 80 community members from the Coos Bay area crowded into the Coos History Museum! The event opened with Liv, President of the North Bend High School Gay …

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New Survey Markers

In late September, volunteers Steve Greif and Larry Seguine installed 40 new bronze survey markers onto the grounds in front of the Coos History Museum in-between the north bioswales. These survey markers are from museum donors who contributed for the special project with a $500+ gift since the spring of 2015. The new markers are …

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Epic Origami

It is always fun to see the outcome of 2nd Sundays.  This last week we had a school of fish made by our community members.  They are proudly on display by the county map.  Did you know that our Family Fun Days are free to everyone, not just families?  They are generously sponsored by the …

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Thank You USCG ANT!

A huge thank you to the Charleston United States Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team who helped empty out one of our workrooms earlier this week. The items were moved upstairs to help facilitate greater collections storage and organization in the museum.

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1st Annual Museum Fundraiser – The Drunken Botanist

With over 200 guests in attendance, our first annual fundraiser turned out to be a success! Amy Stewart, author of the NY Times best selling book, The Drunken Botanist, gave a captive presentation that had the crowd laughing. Guests were able to sample cocktails from the book and had a dinner catered by Benetti’s and …

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2nd Sunday Family Fun Day – August

Every second Sunday of each month, entrance to the museum is free. The Coquille Animal Hospital has generously sponsored admittance that day.  There is also a craft or activity that day provided by the education department of the museum. For the month of August, the activity was leaf printing.  Here are some examples of the …

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Pat Courtney Gold’s Basketry Classes!

We had a wonderful time hosting Pat Courtney Gold and her sister for two basket weaving classes this past weekend. On Friday, Pat taught a small Wasco Sally Bag class, followed on Saturday with a traditional twined basket class with natural plant fibers. Students enjoyed close one on one time to develop their baskets and …

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Shots From the Bay

The Coos History Museum happens to be located in a spot that is perfect for watching vessels float by.  Those who have rented rooms from us get to see movement on the Bay while they are in their meetings.  Here are some examples of what has gone by in the past week.  Steve Greif was …

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Paper Puppet Theater Camp – Session One

The first session of Paper Puppet Theater Camp was a success, thanks to the creative minds and artistic talents of the kids involved and our education coordinator, Amy Pollicino. The kids learned how to write a play and how to perform using the puppets that they made over the course of the week. The end …

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