The Coos County Historical Society, founded in 1891 is a private, not-for-profit organization supported entirely by memberships, donations, admission fees, bookstore income, and grants. We are recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service: tax ID # 93-0446513.
You may donate by check or credit card, over the phone or online. Donations to the organization are tax-deductible.
We implement our mission through professional staff under the direction of a dedicated Board of Trustees, with the invaluable assistance of literally hundreds of volunteers.
You can read more about our history here.
Executive Director: Susan Tissot
Collections & Research: Debra Semrau
Education Coordinator: Amy Pollicino
Volunteer Coordinator and Store Manager: Valerie Caskey
Marketing & Special Events Coordinator: Joni Eades
Bookkeeper: Terri Knight
Membership & Visitor Services Assistant: Becca Hill
Board of Trustees
President: Carol Ventgen
Vice-President: Xandra McKeown
Secretary: Anne Guerin
Treasurer: Norman Herning
Trustees: Toni Ann Brend, Steve Greif, Ryan Hogan, Jan Hooper, David Laird, Tina Mendizabal, Bill Mast, Kristi Pennington, Arlene Roblan, Carl Siminow