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 the winning submissions.
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.
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 click here.
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 prints that were made.
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 gain an understanding of the materials and techniques. Due to the class’s success, and interest beyond class capacity, we hope to host similar classes in the future!
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 result was “The Dog Who Saved Front Street.”
Session Two is scheduled for August 14-18, so there is still time to sign up!