Coos History Museum To Host Book Events

On Sunday, October 8th at 4pm, the Coos History Museum will host Indigenous People’s Day Recognition day. Several states, including Oregon celebrate this day in place of Columbus Day. “Indigenous Peoples Day” re-imagines Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity to reveal historical truths about our country’s history and indigenous people’s history in the Americas. Come to the museum to help recognize and celebrate this day.
Guest Speaker: Mark Petrie. Mark is the Cultural Assistant of the Confederated Tribes of The Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. He will be presenting: “Revitalization of a Culture through Resilience and Passion: The Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw people bring back their culture.”
On Friday, October 13th at 6pm, the Museum will host another book event: Fermentation on Wheels. The book and the adventure were born in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 2013 when author Tara Whitsitt converted a forty-foot vintage military bus into a fermentation lab and workshop. Since then, she’s traveled over 24,000 miles with a mission to bridge communities, inspire sustainability and teach fermentation. After her book discussion, discover the tradition of preservation through bacterial collaboration. Taste ferments featured in the book, then learn about the tools involved and go home knowing how to creatively ferment vegetables with this hands-on demonstration.
For details, go to the Museum’s Facebook page,, or call 541-756-6320 extension 216 or

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 and is filed under Events, Local News.