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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We Have a New Website!

Maren Vernon, founder and lead developer at Codified Concepts, LLC, has designed and developed our new website.

You’ve probably noticed our website has undergone a major redesign. Local native and museum member Maren Vernon is volunteering her time and skills to develop our new site. Maren founded her web development business, Codified Concepts, in 2016, and she specializes in WordPress sites. Not only is this redesign friendlier to visitors searching us out on their …

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Coos History Museum Featured on Destination Oregon

The Coos History Museum and board member Steve Greif were recently featured on a segment of Central Oregon Daily’s Destination Oregon. Check out the video to learn about how our beautiful new building came to fruition and get a glimpse inside the exhibit hall. Big thanks to everyone at Central Oregon Daily and Zolomedia for sharing our story!

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