Thursday, May 9, 2013

Author Talk

Author talks and book signings!

Saturday May 11th at 1p.m.

Carolyn Whitney Prola has compiled excerpts from her father’s writings and oral interviews into a new book called In the Shadow of Sugarloaf. She will share first-hand accounts collected from her father, George H. Whitney, of what it was like to grow up in rural areas of Coos County from 1910 to about 1930. Listen as Carolyn talks about ranch life, school days, holidays, and a time when boat traffic was the main form of transportation.

Thursday May 15th at 7:30 p.m.


“President Theodore Roosevelt” is coming to town! Nationally-known performer Joe Wiegand will appear for a single evening, May 15th at 7:30 p.m. at the Hales Center at Southwestern Oregon Community College. All proceeds benefit the Coos Historical & Maritime Museum.

Wiegand performed at the White House for “TR”’s 150th birthday. His thoroughly convincing roadshow amazingly recreates the "Rough Rider" President in appearance, mannerisms and flamboyant speaking style.

Roosevelt was the first president to face many of our modern problems, including the balance of corporate power, organized labor and individual rights. This unforgettable event will stimulate your brain and your imagination, and trigger lively discussions.

The “Roosevelt Show” is supported by a generous grant from Wells Fargo and the Oregon Historical Society. Admission is $10 at the door, and $3 for children 12 and under; $8 in advance and for members of the Coos County Historical Society. For more information, please call the Coos Historical & Maritime Museum at 541-756-6320, or visit

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