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Chetco Valley Museum

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Chetco Valley Historical Society Museum is housed in the historic Blake House, built in 1857. The Blake house was once a stagecoach stop and trading post built on a hill overlooking US Highway 101 and two miles south of the Chetco River. The largest monterey cypress in the United States is located on the museum grounds.

Unique exhibits include a small trunk that came around Cape Horn in 1706, a patchwork quilt dating back to 1844, and an Indian dugout canoe. Should these fail to inspire, an iron casting of a woman’s face might do the trick - especially in light of the speculation that this relic was left by an early undocumented landing on the Oregon coast, perhaps by Sir Francis Drake. Drake has been commonly suggested because of the mask’s likeness to Queen Elizabeth.

Extended days and hours in summer.

Location: 15461 Museum Rd, Brookings Oregon 97415 Telephone 541-469-6651

Other History nearby:
(Brookings) Chetco Valley Museum
(Gold Beach) Curry County Historical Society Museum
(Grants Pass) Josephine County Historical Society
(Kerby) Kerbyville Museum
(Brookings) Mount Emily Bombsite Trail
(Brookings) Navy Monument Trail # 1105a


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12/10 Coming to The Brookings area
Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival Ashland OR May18-19 The Spring Thaw is Oregon's largest mountain bike event.
Azalea Festival Brookings OR May24-26 The community-wide festival includes a parade, street fair, art show, car show, flower & quilt shows, breakfasts and BBQ's