Bandon Historical Society Museum has displays of early history of the area including Indian artifacts, logging, fishing, cranberry farming and the disastrous 1936 fire that destroyed the city. The gift shop offers a wonderful selection of books, knick-knacks, jewelry, paperweights, myrtlewood and more.
Great Little Museum
Great little museum, friendly staff, great artifacts, small gift shop, local town history, great for kids and teens..
Small museum just packed with history and interesting artifacts.
I didn't realize the town has actually burned twice. I was also fascinated about the history of the ships that had used Bandon as a port of call and just how many over the year met their demise at the 'bar' as there often is at the mouth of a river. So much more. the best value in town...
Little Museum With A Big Heart
This little museum is amazing. It's evident that the historical society loves its little town. There's something for everyone here covering everything related to the area: fishing industry, logging, cranberries, native Americans, medicine, the famous fire of 1936, schools, military, maritime, coal mining, tourism, beaches, etc. Even kids should be entertained. It's a fabulous deal too at only $3 per person.
This is a "must see" location on a visit to Bandon Oregon. It has everything a visitor could ask for to learn the history of the area and includes a well-stocked gift shop with books and souvenirs. The exhibits are well-done with labels and hundreds of photos. The volunteers are eager to help and invite questions. Especially impressive is the obvious community support that encourages this museum/society to thrive.
Definitely worth going to
It exceeded my expectations. I go to a lot of small town museums. This one was extremely well done and informative. I really think you'll better understand Bandon if you go. My only disappointment was when I asked the volunteer docent if any famous people were from Bandon, she said she'd never been asked that question.