1/9/2019 thru 3/20/2019 Coos History Museum History Course

by | Dec 3, 2018 | Event

History Course Taught at Coos History Museum

Once again, historian Steve Greif will offer a series of local history lessons during winter at the Coos History Museum. Weaving together information from his previous classes as well as some new material, the course is called “South Coast History Thru the Lens of Geography”. Lessons will be held at the museum each Wednesday evening, from 6:30 to 7:30 starting January 9th and ending March 20, 2019.

Steve Greif is a retired North Bend High School teacher and has written a history of North Bend High as well as a two-volume U.S. History text for students. He is a front desk volunteer at the Coos History Museum as well as a researcher and board member. The course will offer a look at local history centered on geographic themes. Using many images from the vast photographic collection of the Coos History Museum, each session will explore the events, natural history and the people associated with different places on Oregon’s South Coast. Upon completion of the course, students will have learned more about the historic background to places where they live, work, and recreate.

The tentative schedule for the course:

January 9, 2019 – The Beach: North Spit to the Umpqua

January 16, 2019 – Native Lands: Geography, Ethnobotany, and Culture

January 23, 2019 – The Bay, Part I: Empire and Marshfield

January 30, 2019 – The Bay, Part II: North Bend

February 6, 2019 – The Forests: The Elliott and the O & C Lands

February 13, 2019 – Small Towns North & South: Lakeside and Powers

February 20, 2019 – Bandon-By-The-Sea

February 27, 2019 – Coquille River Communities

March 6, 2019 – Rogue River Revelations

March 13, 2019 – Coos River and Golden/Silver Falls

March 20, 2019 – The Parks: State, County, and Local

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