About the Museum
The museum is owned by the Coquille Valley Historical Society, established in May of 2005. Thanks to the interest and generosity of Bob Taylor, former owner of Taylor's Sport Shop, the museum is located in his old store. The museum's collection includes the Lee Peterson tool collection; the Wilkins Photography Studio photographs; Leland Simpson's antiques; a number of items on loan from the Coquille Sentinel newspaper including a turn-of-the-century printing press and type; a blacksmith forge and tools; a selection of books from the old Riverton schoolhouse; old photographs; a large collection of glass insulators and a variety of other displays.
153 N. Central
Coquille, OR 97423
12-4 Saturdays (March thru December)
12-4 Tues-Saturday (Labor Day thru Memorial Day)
Call 541-396-2773 for appointment to open at other times.
$2 or free with Society membership
$12/year - Individual
$15/year - Family
$100/year - Organization
Meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:00 pm in the Museum.
Board of Directors (2008-2009):
President - Bob Taylor
Vice president,Secretary - Patti Strain
Treasurer - Mary Barton
Board members: Ben Barton (d. Nov. 21, 2008), Phillipa Benson, Dave Chappelle, Nonie Chappelle, Tom Gilliard, Ken Hooten, George Johnson, Penny Lavey, Jordi Lindegren, Mary Loss, Dave Robnett, Leland Simpson
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The society has 501(c)(3) status as of June of 2006. Donations are gladly accepted and are now tax deductible. Contact Patti Strain at 541.572-5400 for more information.