Coos History Museum

The intent of this Center is to not only provide standard history museum services but also explore innovation, interpretation, interaction and engagement (both with the community and with local artists). This is an important new direction because it suggested the new museum will not follow a stayed old museum concept with permanent exhibits that become dated, do not sustain interest or encourage return visits.

This new direction, by contrast, encourages community involvement in all aspects of museum activity. It also suggests flexibility within exhibits and programs that will allow many different types of presentations appealing to a broad spectrum of locals and visitors as well as allowing the staff the opportunity to continue to develop new, exciting stories.


DJA was awarded the contract to assist with design and facilitate the exhibits for a new facility in Coos Bay.