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September 2019


Free Summer Sundays

 Free Admission to the Museum on Sunday
During all of June through September 15 there will be free admission each SUNDAY thanks to our sponsors First Interstate Bank and The Best Western Inn at Face Rock.


Pan for Gold

Sunday September 1 from 10AM to 3PM.  Join Bill Wehner and others and learn how to pan for real gold flakes.  First pan for children is free thanks to our sponsor the Sunset Motel.  Additional pans for kids are $3 and adults are $5.
After you strike it rich, stop in the Museum and learn more about the history of Bandon.  Admission to the museum is free on Sundays thanks to First Interstate Bank and the Best Western Inn at Face Rock.


Open House at Ocean Crest School

Thursday, September 19 from 4M to 6PM at Ocean Crest School.  Join us to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Ocean Crest School. 
Class photo albums will be available for you to look through.  Walk the halls and find your old classroom.


Shaped by Fire, the Surprising Story of Bandon Schools

Friday, September 20, narrated by Jim Proehl starts 3PM at the Bandon Public Library

1936 Fire

Annual Bandon Fire Program

Sunday, September 22, 2PM at the Museum.  Mayor Mary Schamehorn will read some of the stories from eyewitnesses to the 1936 Fire that destroyed most of Bandon. Join us and meet some of the survivors in person to hear their story.
Admission is free thanks to our sponsor the Bandon Inn.



Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 4PM in the Museum.
All members and guests are welcome to attend

October 2019


Columbus Day Storm Program

 Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2PM in the Museum.
Do you remember the day in 1962 when the Pacific Northwest was battered by a huge storm?  Learn more about how the storm affected Bandon and the surrounding area.
Admission is free thanks to our sponsor: 5 J Cranberry Farm LLP.  Come early and visit other exhibits in the museum.

Night at the Museum

A Night At The Musuem

 Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 5PM to 7PM in the Museum.
Join us for an evening of fun and history at our “Night at the Museum.” Learn about Bandon from some of our local experts, visit with fellow Bandonians, perhaps even see a ghost or two from the past as you stroll around the museum. Refreshments will be available to help sustain you as you tour Bandon’s past.  A special thank you goes to our sponsors Robin and Geneva Miller and to the Beverage Barn who is supplying the food and beverages.
Tickets are $10 and available at the museum.  Last year sold out so be sure to get yours early. Call for information at: (541) 347-2164


Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 4PM in the Museum.
All members and guests are welcome to attend

November 2019


Veterans Day Program

 Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 11AM - 3PM at the Museum. 
Starting at 11AM,  Dr. Jason Bell will give a presentation about his experiences as an Air Force orthopaedic surgeon in Iraq and Dave Hankwitz will tell us about his Air Force service flight suit that is on display in the museum.  Veterans in attendance will have a chance to introduce themselves as well. A number of military vehicles will be parked in the museum parking lot for your viewing.
Admission is free all day thanks to our sponsors: Eichelberger & Co. Real Estate and the Edgewaters Restaurant.


Board Meeting

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 4PM in the Museum.
All members and guests are welcome to attend