BANDON - “Boats, Roads, and Growing Up in Early 20th Century Coos County” is the title of a program featuring speakers Lionel Youst and Roger Ott at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Bandon Historical Society Museum. 

Admission is free to the program and to the museum all day courtesy of The Beverage Barn and Sunrise Carpet Cleaning and Janitorial, the sponsors of the event.

The photo-rich program will include tales, stories and memories of two men who grew up in the woods above Allegheny on the Millicoma River in the area around Golden and Silver Falls. Both speakers share a rich family history connected with logging, steam boating and farming in Coos County.

Youst is an author whose works include "Above the Falls," "She’s Tricky Like Coyote," and "Sawdust in the Western Woods."

Museum volunteer Jeff Moore heard Youst and Ott speak to a local history class at the Coos History Museum and arranged for the speakers to come to the Bandon Museum. They put on an entertaining program, have some amazing photographs and tell some great stories, said Moore.

The museum reopened Feb. 5 after being closed for the month of January.

“This February program gives us a chance to show off the work the volunteers did in January to refurbish some of the exhibits,” said museum board president Jim Proehl. “We appreciate the sponsorship that lets us offer this program for free. Come early and get a good seat.”

The Bandon Historical Museum is located at the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Fillmore Ave. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission will be free Feb. 17.

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