OHA guidelines will be observed including timed entry and mandatory face coverings for all visitors – COOS BAY, OR – The Coos County Historical Society has authorized the reopening of the Coos History Museum (CHM) beginning Saturday, August 1, 2020, with restrictions. All guests are encouraged to pre-register for a tour appointment prior to their visit and will be required to wear mandatory face coverings upon entry. This decision was made after weeks of planning by CHM’s Executive Director, Marcia Hart, and staff to assure the safety and health of employees, volunteers and visitors. Following the Saturday, August 1 re-opening, Director Hart reports the Museum exhibits will be open for tour appointments, Wednesday through Saturday, 11am – 5pm PT. Due to the limited number of tours each day, and social distancing requirements, the public is encouraged to schedule their visit by booking an appointment at https://cooshistory.org/visitor-appointments or by calling the Museum at 541-756-6320. The Museum Store will also reopen, with no appointment necessary. Each self-guided tour will have one (1) hour to view the Coos History Museum’s Exhibit Hall, Mezzanine level and a temporary exhibit in the Sprague Gallery, “Expanding Perspective on the Universe: 30 years of the Hubble Space Telescope”. The Hubble Telescope Exhibit is curated by Krystal Hopper and Dr. Aaron Coyner of the Physics and Engineering Dept. at Southwestern Oregon Community College. Student pieces are wide-ranging, from traditional paintings and posters, to digital media, augmented reality, and interactive pieces. The Museum reopening is made possible by funding from Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. Established in 1891, The Coos County Historical Society is an Oregon 501(c)3 not for profit organization and the 2nd oldest historical society in the State. Funding during the COVID-19 For more information about the Society and the Coos History Museum, visit cooshistory.org or email info@cooshistory.org.