Historian Steven Greif will offer a series of local history lessons this winter at the Coos History Museum. Weaving together information from his previous classes as well as some new material, this year’s course is called “Tales from the South Coast.” The classes will be held at the Coos History Museum each Wednesday evening, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., starting January 8 and ending March 18, 2020.
“Tales from the South Coast” will offer a look at local history centered on a different common theme for each of the 11 sessions. Each session utilizes some of the thousands of images in the vast photographic collection of the Coos History Museum. Examples of themes include: Famous Folks Who Visited Coos; Tales from the Sea; Native American Stories; Beer vs. Prohibition; All Rise – Court in Session; Businesses that Busted; South Coast Herstory; and more.
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 museum board member.
The course is a fundraiser for the museum. Fee is $70, with Coos History Museum members receiving a 10% discount. To register, call the Coos History Museum during business hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.