Coos History Museum

The Coos History Museum is a history museum located in Coos Bay, Oregon, United States. Opened in 1947 as the Coos-Curry Pioneer and Historical Association Museum, the museum is operated by the Coos County Historical Society.[1]

Coos History Museum
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LocationCoos Bay, Oregon, United States
Coordinates43°22′32″N 124°12′45″W / 43.375605°N 124.2125481°W / 43.375605; -124.2125481Coordinates: 43°22′32″N 124°12′45″W / 43.375605°N 124.2125481°W / 43.375605; -124.2125481
Typeprivate: history
OwnerCoos County Historical Society


On November 5, 1891, the Coos County Pioneer Association was established, which in time became the Coos County Historical Society.[1] The organization was focused on the pioneers of Coos County on the Southern Oregon coast. Later in 1941 the name changed to the Coos-Curry Pioneer Association to reflect the inclusion of members from neighboring Curry County.[1] The organization opened its first museum in Coquille in July 1947.[1] In January 1958 the museum moved to Simpson Park in North Bend.[1]

The historical society received a land donation in 2004 of a waterfront plot in Coos Bay.[1] After fundraising, construction of a new museum building began in 2011, with construction completed in February 2015.[2] The new museum building was opened on the city's waterfront in 2015.[3][4] The grand opening of the new museum was in September 2015, with Oregon Governor Kate Brown in attendance.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Organizational History". Coos History Museum. Coos County Historical Society. Archived from the original on 13 February 2016. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  2. ^ Miller, Geneva (February 19, 2015). "Construction complete at new Coos History Museum". The World. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  3. ^ Richard, Terry (September 7, 2015). "Coos Bay to dedicate new Coos History Museum with Gov. Brown presiding". The Oregonian/OregonLive. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  4. ^ Kintner, Hannah (January 14, 2015). "Coos Historical & Maritime Museum to open soon". KCBY. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  5. ^ Elber, Gail (September 9, 2015). "Governor rides the rails, visits Coos History Museum". The World. Retrieved 6 March 2016.