Located in a historic building, housing photos and historic items that depict early day logging in Coos County. We feature the large hand carved Myrtle wood sculptures of Mr. Warnack. Find more information at the Oregon Encyclopedia. There is not an admission charge, we rely upon donations to support our museum.
We were driving through Myrtle Point and decided to stop at this museum but it was closed for the season. Started taking photos of the stunning and unusual architecture when a woman drove up and asked if we wanted to go in! She was very friendly and knowledgeable and told us the history of the museum and the area. It is fascinating and absolutely amazing the number and condition of the artifacts. One of the highlights are the hand carved myrtle wood depictions of life in the logging era. The building itself is an old church and the domed construction lends itself to some amazing acoustics. Definitely stop here if you are in the area.
Wow, someone put a lot of work into this- incredible artifacts and pictures!! That generation was tough and hard working! We loved the stories and letters. The board feet of lumber produced in this area is staggering!
Slice of history in small town Oregon
Small no-charge, supported by donations, museum of when timber was king in Coos County. Tools, photos, newspapers, tell the stories of men, families, companies and who built this area. Building itself is fun, as the domed construction creates strange acoustic experiences. The museum volunteer kindly explained the exhibits and offered advice about touring the local area.
We stumbled across this jem driving through Myrtle Point. This museum is dedicated to the logging industry. They have tools that were used though out the years. They had picture for the logging camps that went back to the late 1800's. Very neat to see them. I would highly recommend stopping and enjoy the history of the area.
Well worth a visit
Off the beaten track but an architectural curiosity that is well worth visiting. The artifacts in the museum are very interesting and create a unique logging history. The building itself if particularly amazing - an oval dome. The interior carpentry is wonderful. If you are interested in architecture and craftsmanship don't miss this.