As a VENUEHost your event…

The Coos History Museum offers a beautiful and lively place for * holiday parties * weddings * hoe-downs * receptions * depositions * board retreats, or * club and business meetings. The exterior of the building evokes the industrial architecture of Coos Bay’s working waterfront of a century ago. The view from the plaza takes in Coos Bay from the McCullough bridge at the north, past the confluence of the bay with the Coos River, to the hills of the Coast Range. From the tall windows of any of our rental rooms, you can regularly see tugs and barges passing the museum. Seasonally the bay fills with salmon boats. And if you’re really lucky, you can see harbor seals pop up from the water or a flock of great blue herons flap aloft from the ruins of the old Central Dock. Inside, we offer modern conveniences such as WiFi, data projection, and a zoned sound system. Cost per guest is competitive with other, less interesting locations. Rooms for groups from 12 to 100 (or hundreds on our plaza) may be reserved for private events year round. Four distinctive spaces are available:

  • Sprague Gallery
    • Capacity: Dining  – 20 guests; Classroom – 20 guests
  • Lansing Library
    • Capacity: 6 guests
  • Conference Room
    • Capacity: 4 guests
  • Outdoor Plaza
    • Capacity: 100 guests

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As a SHOPDiscover unique gifts…

Whether you are looking for a good book, a unique gift, or one of a kind local items, shopping with us is a great way to support your museum and enrich the lives of friends and family! Merchandise is catalogued within these collections: * Apparel & Accessories * Art * Collectibles * Home & Décor * Educational, Toys & Specialty Items * Games * Local Authors & Artists * Jewelry * Books, Regional History & Interest * CDs & DVDs, and * Digital Products.

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Be a DONORShow that you care…

The Coos History Museum & Maritime Collection, which opened in September 2015, represents the culmination of a multi-year effort to bring Coos history into the 21st century with a vibrant, state-of-the-art, purpose-built waterfront facility. The museum depends on the support of our members, donors, sponsors, volunteers, board of trustees, and staff. We hope you’ll consider joining CHM.


Being a member of the Coos History Museum has its perks! We have joined the North American Reciprocal Museum Association. Museum members who join at the Friend-level or higher will be rewarded with reciprocal benefits at 1,137 institutions nationwide, including free or reduced admission. Membership at specified levels is offered: Student * Individual * Household * Friend or Business * Benefactor * Historian, and * Curator.


All amounts are encouraged and appreciated.

  • In Kind Donations: Build community and enrich our organization by donating your goods or your time and skills to the museum! Museum members far and wide have the opportunity to help.
  • AmazonSmile: Thank you for supporting Coos County Historical Society. Remember, if you shop online, always start at and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

Volunteer: Behind the scenes at the museum is a beehive of activity. Volunteers energize every aspect of operations, in many different capacities. Volunteers may opt for short-term, limited-duration assignments, or long-term, regular weekly schedules.

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1210 N Front St, Coos Bay, OR 97420, USA

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