COOS COUNTY LOGGING MUSEUM
Housed in a scaled down replica of the Mormon Tabernacle, the Coos County Logging Museum preserves the history of Coos County’s logging industry as well as provides a memorial to those who lost their lives working in the timber industry.
The opportunity to view the massive selection of old-time logging photographs and fascinating artifacts attracts visitors from around the world. From bull and horse team displays to early day power tools, the museum is also home to the Alexander Benjamin Warnock collection of myrtlewood carvings. The collection includes nine timber related scenes in a variety of sizes, the largest measuring 3-1/2 feet by 5 feet.
The museum is located at the corner of 7th & Maple Streets in downtown Myrtle Point. The season runs Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. During the winter months the museum is open by appointment by calling Edie at 541-572-2352 or Mary Ellen at 541-572-2565.
COOS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS MUSEUM
Opening its doors in 2005 under the direction of resident Steve Means, the Coos County Fairgounds Museum is filled with a variety of displays focusing on local heritage. Anchor exhibits include a large model of the former Gardiner Lumber Mill and a Historic Schools Display, as well as many other historical items. What makes this museum unique is that it offers new displays each summer and fall. Visitors return again and again, delighted to browse what’s new and unique.
Located next to the Davenport Building at the Coos County Fairgounds in Myrtle Point the museum has regular hours June through August, and is is open by request at any time. Contact Director Steve Means at 541-260-1457 or Assistant Director Robyn Greenlund at 541-572-0205 or 541-297-1699. Visit the museum’s website at www.fgm.sworegon.org.