A big thank you to the Coquille Indian Tribe Community Fund for a $5,000 grant to help offset museum admission fees for Veterans in 2018. This grant complements the $5,000 grant we received from the Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Keiser Foundation. Thru December 30, Veterans and their spouse (if they visit the museum together) receive FREE admission to see the exhibits. 2018 will showcase 4 special exhibits that focus on Veterans. Check out the calendar of events on our website for more information: www.cooshistory.org.Pictured here from L to R: CIT Tribal Chair Brenda Meade, CHM Executive Director Susan Tissot, CIT Community Fund Committee Member Denny Hunter. Photo Courtesy of the CIT.
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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.
Kiowa Marine veteran Master Gunnery Sergeant Vernon Tsoodle’s dance regalia blends United States and tribal military traditions. A Marine Corps medallion hangs on a beaded necklace beside a gourd rattle made from a Vietnamese hand grenade. The fan is made with bald eagle feathers, which represent strength. The beaded pin indicates that Tsoodle is a descendant of Red Tipi, father of Santana, one of the best known Kiowa war chiefs. Photo by Nancy Tsoodle Moser, 2009.
Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
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 members on this large project.
Additional sponsors are needed to complete this project. If you or your corporation or organization are able to help, please contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (541) 756-6320 x213.
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Check out Coos History Museum Executive Director, Susan Tissot, speaking about our upcoming fundraising event. You can watch the video from KCBY here.
The Coos History Museum was recently featured on the front page of the Oregon Senior News July Tourism Guide! The guide is out with many ideas of what to do over the summer.
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!
Registrar’s Quarterly featured a nice write up about the Coos History Museum’s move into the new building for their Fall 2016 newsletter.