BANDON — The Bandon Historical Society Museum has refreshed and refurbished several exhibits and has begun its summer schedule. The museum is now open every day, including Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The museum will operate on its seven days a week schedule through the Cranberry Festival. The cost of admission has been raised from $2 to $3.
“It has been over 16 years without an increase in admissions,” said museum Executive Director Judy Knox. “Museum members and children under 12 will still be free.”
Using money granted by the Coquille Tribal Community Fund, the museum has renovated the military section and replaced some cabinetry. It will continue to use the Coquille grant money to upgrade display space.
Museum volunteers have been busy the last couple of months developing photo displays for the Port of Bandon and Face Rock Creamery.
The last school group of the year, two fifth grade classes from Myrtle Point, visited June 6. Bandon Summer Recreation participants will visit the museum June 21.
The new Images of America book Bandon, written by Reg Pullen and Robert S. Miller III, is now for sale along with several other Images of America editions about the surrounding area.
The museum will be featuring more material about the Port of Bandon in conjunction with the Port’s 100th anniversary and in looking for material to support the class of 1963’s 50th reunion.
The museum is located on the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Fillmore Avenue.