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Coos History Museum

The Coos History Museum on the Coos Bay waterfront draws both visitors and residents.

Contributed photo from Travel Oregon

COOS BAY — The Coos History Museum will waive admission to veterans and their spouse/partner beginning March 2018 and continuing through Dec. 31. The free admission program was created through generous financial support from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund and the Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Keiser Foundation.

Running throughout the 2018 calendar year, military veterans and their spouse or partner will enjoy free admission at the Coos History Museum.  Veterans will need to provide their branch of service and ZIP Code upon admission. 

The Coos History Museum was awarded with a $5,000 grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Keiser Foundation along with an additional $5,000 grant from the Coquille Tribal Community Fund. The Coos History Museum was one of several nonprofit organizations to receive funding from the Coquille Indian Tribe. This year, the Tribal Community Fund has awarded 57 grants totaling $291,163.90, including the $5,000 grant to the Coos History Museum to help support the free admission program for military veterans. The museum will continue to provide free admission for veterans throughout the 2018 calendar year after the grant funds are exhausted.

During 2018, the Coos History Museum special exhibit focus is dedicated to honoring veterans.

There will be four special exhibits this year, beginning with the Smithsonian’s Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces; Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs exhibit entitled I Am Not Invisible; United States Coast Guard Art; and the Coos History Museum’s Vet Ink: Military Inspired Tattoos. For exhibit run dates, please visit the Coos History Museum website at

Coos History Museum is located on the waterfront along U.S. Highway 101, at 1210 North Front St., Coos Bay. For more information, contact 541-756-6320 or visit