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Upcoming events

    • May 01, 2016
    • May 08, 2016
    • 2 sessions
    • Coos History Museum

    The Life & Times on the Tall Ships

    Hosted by the Doodad Shanty Boys.

    Sunday May 1st and 8th at the Coos History Museum.


    • Tickets $6 per evening
    • $5 for museum members
    • Free for anyone under 15 years old


    For More Detailed Information click here.

    Shanty Boys update!

    The Shanty Boys need to curtail their song-and-story series to 2 performances because the group leader has had complications with a surgery.

    The new performance dates are below.

    Tickets already purchased for any dates will be honored at either performance.

    Call 541-756-6320 for more info.


    Sun 5/1 6-7 p.m - Life In the Royal Navy, What Drove Men to Sea

    Sun 5/8 6-7 p.m - The Life of the Whalers, The Merchant Services


    Tickets available at the Coos History Museum

    1210 North Front St. Coos Bay, OR

    541-756-6320

    • May 05, 2016
    • May 19, 2016
    • 11 sessions
    • Sprague Gallery, Exhibit Hall

    Coos and Curry County schools 5th Graders

    Call Education Coordinator, Amy Pollicino, at 541-756-6320 ext 216 or email education@cooshistory.org with any questions

    • May 07, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Sprague Gallery

    Private event

    • May 07, 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sprague Gallery

    Private event, public welcome!

    Contact Brad Jenkins at bradleyjenkins@gmail.com for more information

    • May 12, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Second Floor Conference Room

    Private meeting, interested public welcome!

    • May 12, 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Second Floor Conference Room

    Private Meeting

    • May 13, 2016
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Exhibit Hall

    Private Event

    Steve Greif will lead a tour for approx. 20 guests from a Eugene senior living center in town to visit the Tall Ships. Contact person is Cathy Beek 541-688-4052.

    • May 14, 2016
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Second Floor Conference Room

    Private meeting, interested public welcome!

    • May 14, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Sprague Gallery

    Private booking, public welcome!

    Contact Shoni Melain 541-404-0655 for more info.

    • May 18, 2016
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Lansing Research Room (Second Floor)

    Private Meeting

    • May 19, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Sprague Gallery, Second Floor Conference Room

    Private Meeting

    • May 25, 2016
    • Sprague Gallery

    Private event

    • May 26, 2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • Coos History Museum Sprague Gallery

    The public is invited to a free author talk given by long-time Coos Bay attorney John W. Whitty on Thursday, May 26th, starting at 5:30 pm in the Coos History Museum's Sprague Gallery.  Whitty will discuss his newly released local history book: Coos County Bench, Bar, & Beyond: A History of Coos County Lawyers, Judges, and Their Cases from 1853 to 2014.  Wine and hors d'oeuvrs will be served.

    • June 11, 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Coos History Museum - Sprague Gallery

    All members of the Coos County Historical Society are invited to our Annual Meeting. This year it will be held in the Sprague Gallery at the Coos History Museum.

    The board president will present current information about the Society and the museum. Board members will award citizens who have provided outstanding service to the Society and who have contributed greatly to the preservation of local history.

    The event is free and open to the public as well as CHM members. Light refreshments will be served.

    • July 09, 2016
    • 10:00 AM
    • Meet at Myrtle Point Logging Museum

    Bus tour through Myrtle Point and Powers conducted by Bill Mast and Anne Guerin as a fundraiser for the Coos History Museum.

    The cost to reserve a seat is $20 per person. Participants must pay in advance.  Reservations may be made in person at the Coos History Museum, by phone at 541-756-6320, or by mail at 1210 N. Front Street Coos Bay, OR 97420

    The tour limited to 50 seats so book early!

    Itinerary is as follows:

    Meet at Myrtle Point Logging Museum, open at 9:00 a.m.  Bus leaves from museum at 10:00. 

    Travel to Powers to visit the pioneer Wagner House and the Railroad/Logging Museum.

    Travel 11 miles up Salmon Creek Road to Eckley, the historic Dement Ranch.  Lunch provided by Dement Ranch, in association with the Country Natural Beef co-op.

    Return down Salmon Creek Road to the historic Powers Ranch and the old Guerin homestead.

    Return to Myrtle Point in the late afternoon.


Past events

May 04, 2016 WOAH Meeting
May 04, 2016 Airgas Meeting
May 03, 2016 Soroptimist International Tour
March 27, 2016 Museum CLOSED
March 26, 2016 Women's History Month Round Table
January 20, 2016 Forestry, Herbicides, & Health
January 17, 2016 Knot Club
January 09, 2016 Trivia Files - Fundraiser
January 05, 2016 South Coast History Class
January 01, 2016 Museum CLOSED
December 24, 2015 Museum CLOSED
December 13, 2015 Nautical Knot Tree Decorating
December 03, 2015 Steve Prefontaine Film Fundraising Event!
November 27, 2015 Black Friday (& Saturday) Sale
November 26, 2015 CLOSED - Thanksgiving
November 23, 2015 Registration for South Coast Hst. class begins
November 12, 2015 Egyptian Theatre 90th Birthday Celebration !
November 04, 2015 Winter Farmer's Market
November 01, 2015 Halloween Holdover!
October 10, 2015 Oregon Author's Day
October 01, 2015 Show and Tell at the Museum
September 09, 2015 Grand Opening!
September 03, 2015 Show and Tell at the Museum
August 13, 2015 Murder Mystery and a Movie at the Museum
August 06, 2015 Show and Tell at the Museum
July 03, 2015 Fourth of July Weekend
June 23, 2015 Major Donor Dinner
June 20, 2015 CONNECT! the Boardwalks Community Walk
June 06, 2015 A Tale of Two Boats
May 30, 2015 Sailor-Soldier Monument Re-dedication
May 30, 2015 Memorial Day Parade
May 01, 2015 Civil War Connections: 150 Years in 150 Minutes
April 18, 2015 Harry and Agnes Bridges: A couple at odds
April 03, 2015 First Friday Wine Walk
March 20, 2015 North Bend Sip and Stroll
March 06, 2015 First Friday Wine Walk
February 14, 2015 Just Off the Pallet
February 06, 2015 First Friday Wine Walk
January 31, 2015 Walkable North Bend
September 27, 2014 Dahlia Day – Shore Acres State Park
September 27, 2014 Stand Up! For the Bay
September 20, 2014 Coos Sand N’ Sea – Sea of Quilts XX
September 20, 2014 Bay Area Fun Festival
September 20, 2014 Orchid Day – Shore Acres State Park
September 20, 2014 35th Annual Prefontaine Memorial Run
September 13, 2014 Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration
September 13, 2014 Southern Oregon Dahlia Society Show & Butterfly Tea
September 13, 2014 15th Annual Coos Basin Amateur Salmon Derby
September 13, 2014 Last Day the Coos Historical & Maritime Museum Will Be Open
September 09, 2014 Music on the Bay
September 06, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
September 05, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
September 02, 2014 Music on the Bay
August 30, 2014 6th Annual Sunset Bay Trail Run
August 23, 2014 Blackberry Arts Festival
August 23, 2014 Corvettes on the Bay
August 23, 2014 Sunset Bay Angler of the Day Kayak Fishing Challenge
August 16, 2014 Bonsai Day ~ Shore Acres State Park
August 15, 2014 Last Day for Research Requests
August 15, 2014 Museum Changes Open Days
August 09, 2014 24th Annual Charleston Seafood Festival
August 09, 2014 Bandon Historical Hike
August 03, 2014 56th Annual Salmon BBQ
August 02, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
August 02, 2014 41st Annual Circle the Bay 30km Run/Walk/Relay
August 01, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
July 19, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
July 18, 2014 Sip 'N Stroll
July 13, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
July 12, 2014 Oregon Coast Music Festival
July 12, 2014 15th Annual Kentuck Run
July 11, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
July 05, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
July 04, 2014 4th of July in Mingus Park & Concert in the Sky
July 04, 2014 4th of July 25th annual Mayor’s Firecracker Run
July 04, 2014 Museum Closed
July 03, 2014 3rd of July Fireworks on Coos Bay
June 28, 2014 25th Restoration Celebration Pow Wow
June 28, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
June 28, 2014 Clamboree!
June 27, 2014 6th Annual Mutt Strutt
June 26, 2014 Downtown North Bend Block Party
June 21, 2014 CONNECT! The Boardwalks
June 21, 2014 20th Annual Jennifer’s Catching Slough Class & 6th Annual South Coast Half Marathon
June 20, 2014 Egyptian Theater Grand Re-Opening
June 20, 2014 2014 Lighthouse Run
June 15, 2014 Shore Acres Rose Sunday, Father's Day
June 14, 2014 Museum Will Open Late
June 14, 2014 Coos Historical Society Annual Meeting
June 07, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
June 07, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
June 07, 2014 State Park Day & Free Fishing Day
June 06, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
May 31, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
May 26, 2014 Blue Star Museum
May 24, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
May 24, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
May 24, 2014 25th Annual Memorial Day Parade
May 23, 2014 BBQ Brews & Blues on the Bay
May 20, 2014 "100 years ago in North Bend"
May 18, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
May 17, 2014 9th Annual Tomato-Rama
May 11, 2014 Shore Acres Rhododendron Sunday Mother's Day
May 10, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
May 03, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
May 03, 2014 Myrtle Point Arcadia: Meet the Authors
May 03, 2014 Celtic Cultural Festival
May 02, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
May 01, 2014 Tall Ship Days
April 26, 2014 Rhododendron Flower Show & Plant Sale
April 26, 2014 Everybody's War: Book Talk and Signing
April 26, 2014 Ahh Shucks! Oyster Feed
April 19, 2014 37th Annual Roseburg to Coos Bay Relay
April 13, 2014 South Coast Striders Walk
April 05, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
April 05, 2014 Family Fun Day & Run for the Kids
April 04, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
April 03, 2014 Museum Closed for Staff In-Service
March 29, 2014 Glen Olson Author Talk
March 22, 2014 Whale Watching Week
March 21, 2014 Sip 'n Stroll
March 13, 2014 25th Annual South Coast Clambake Jazz Festival
March 07, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
March 01, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
February 15, 2014 Charleston Crab Feed
February 07, 2014 First Friday Wine Walk
February 01, 2014 Burns Night Celebration & Dinner
January 25, 2014 Walkable North Bend
January 17, 2014 Southcoast Clambake Jazz Festival Preview
January 04, 2014 First Saturday Food Drive
January 04, 2014 BIRDS ON THE ESTUARY
January 01, 2014 Museum Closed
January 01, 2014 Polar Bear Plunge
December 31, 2013 New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball OCCI
December 31, 2013 New Year's Eve Party
November 28, 2013 Lights at Shore Acres
November 02, 2013 Author Talk with Andie Jensen
October 31, 2013 Trick or Treat!
October 25, 2013 Monster Disco Ball
1210 N. Front St.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
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