past events

Oregon Memorial Traveling Wall Project

The Oregon Coast Military Museum is extremely pleased to announce that the Oregon Memorial Traveling Wall project is coming to the Museum in conjunction with Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th. Sponsored by Three Rivers Casino Resort, the Wall is a project of the Umpqua Valley Chapter 805 of the Vietnam Veterans of America. The Wall contains six panels that are engraved with the names of our fallen Oregonian Heroes.

5th Annual _ 2018 Festival of Trees

November 2018 -We Kicked off the holidays with a Family Fun Day and Gala at the FEC Events Center. Over 100 festively decorated wreaths, trees are showcased in this year's event. This 2-day public event was free admission Saturday and Sunday's Gala and auction featured the auctioneering talents of local father-daughter duo Bob & Kady Sneddon, with 100% of the proceeds going to support our local military museum.

1st Annual Golf Tournament

September 22, 2018 - The OCMM hosted their 1st annual golf tournament! We had an amazing support from the community and a great turnout.  Mitch Wade, Mark Mobley, Donald Chapman, Ryan Daws took 1st Place! Lynn & J.P. Badel and Wayne Sharpe took 2nd Place. Lynn Badel won long drive for women and accurate drive for women.

All proceeds benefit the Museum.



June 16th, 2018 A jeep-only show & shine to commemorate the birth of the jeep in WWII, and to celebrate the iconic vehicle it has since become. We had a great turnout, 24 jeeps registered, some as far away as Albany & Coos Bay; 49 votes casted 


Oldest Jeep: Jim May, 1942 Willys MB, Eugene

Newest Jeep: Scott Ryland - 2015 Wrangler, Florence

PC Military: Traci Kelly, 1943 Ford GPW_Coos Bay

PC Civilian: Scott Ryland, 1984 Jeep Scrambler, Florence

October 2017 - Gail Elliot is the author of The Black Suitcase Mystery—A World War II Remembrance, published in 2015. The book invites the reader to step back in time to the 1940’s and delve into a World War II “mystery” involving B-24 Liberator Bombers, the men who flew them and the women who waited for their safe return. This is a tragic yet triumphant tale of how a team of youthful detectives pieced together a story of young love, separated by war—reunited by death.

Black Suitcase Mystery

October 2017 - The Friends of FEC Gallery Committee are very excited to present the theme “Symbols of America” in Galleries One and Five of the Florence Event Center during the month of October. The reception benefited the Oregon Coast Military Museum, with all proceeds from a raffle donated to the Museum. The raffle prize was a beautiful American eagle in front of an American flag, an original pastel by artist Susan Thomas. Winner of this raffle was

FEC Arts Group Event

August 2017 - Congratulations to our United States Coast Guard! Mayor Joe Henry presented them with a proclamation at the City Council meeting proclaiming Florence as a Coast Guard City recognizing 100 years of USCG in Florence! The city will be accepted as the 24th official Coast Guard City as the third one in Oregon, joining Astoria and Newport.

USCG Ceremony

Annual Wings & Wheels Fly In & Car Show

July 2017 - The event was held at Florence Municipal Airport; Museum's 1946 Strategic Air Command jeep led convoys of vintage military jeeps around airport providing rides to spectators.

July 1, 2017 The Oregon Coast Military Museum opened its doors to celebrate their second anniversary! This was a free admission event, refreshments by Pop's Smokehouse, and tons of door prizes and exciting raffle were presented. We really hope everyone enjoyed this event - not to just celebrate our success - but also to provide your continued support.

2 Year Anniversary Event

Jeep Junction 2018

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