COOS BAY — The Coos History Museum announces its annual fundraiser, Celebrate Coos History 2020, will take place virtually this year during the week of Saturday, Oct. 17 to Saturday, Oct. 24, with all programs to begin at 5 p.m. All events are open to the public. Registration and more information can be found at

This year’s celebration will consist of a week-long scavenger hunt, program lineup and online auction. The online auction, which can be found or through the Coos History Museum website at, features a vacation getaway, a hot air balloon ride for two, and items from all the local favorites.

"New items are still being added every day, so register to bid now and get ready for the excitement to begin," said Museum Executive Director Marcia Hart. "Our scavenger hunt will take you to local historical sites that tell the story of our communities in Coos County. Join us in a week of celebration as we honor the past, engage in the presentand reach out to the future."

Be sure to check the website and social media channels starting Oct. 17 to see how to participate and have your name entered into a raffle drawing. Nightly programs will feature museum happenings, local history, culture, music and even a cooking class with Master Chef Eoghain O’Neill from Restaurant O. The musuem will end the week with a “Mortgage Burning Ceremony” and a discussion of future plans with representatives from the museum, Coos Bay Village and the City of Coos Bay.

Established in 1891, The Coos County Historical Society is an Oregon 501(c)3 not for profit organization and the 2nd oldest historical society in the state. For more information about the society and the Coos History Museum, visit or email


Saturday, Oct. 17, 5 p.m.:

CHM Annual Awards Ceremony featuring “Tootsie Rolls and History Museums: A Walk Down Memory Lane” with Annie Donnelly, Bill Lansing, Terri and John Whitty, Caddy McKeown and Jennifer Groth.

Celebrating Coos History video presentation

Kick-off for week-long online auction

Coos History Scavenger Hunt begins

Sunday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m.:

Encore recorded presentation, “INEQUITY: Social Injustice in Oregon & the South Coast” with Patty Whereat-Phillips, Taylor Stewart, Jon Littlefield and Steve Greif

Monday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m.:

“Pacific Seafood Virtual Cooking Class” with Chef Eoghain O’Neill

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m.:

“Mrk and More: Celtic Roots” with Robert More and Mrk

Wednesday, Oct. 21 5 p.m.:

"South Coast Tales of the Sea" with Steve Greif

Thursday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.:

“Connection to Place” with Jesse Beers — Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians

Friday, Oct. 23m, 5 p.m.:

“Historic Preservation at Battle Rock” with Kassandra Rippee — Coquille Indian Tribe

Saturday, Oct. 24, 5 p.m.:

Mortgage Burning Ceremony

“Celebrate Coos History: The Next 5 Years” with Marcia Hart — Coos History Museum, Greg Drobot — Coos Bay Village, Rodger Craddock — City of Coos Bay

Online auction closes 6 p.m.

Coos History Scavenger Hunt ends 6 p.m.


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