|The Curry County Historical Society Museum maintains an important collection of historic artifacts relating to the area’s history; these items were recently relocated to Gold Beach’s newest museum, named after its benefactor, a descendent of one of the pioneering families of Curry County. At the Alice Wakeman Memorial Building you’ll find the Salmon King of Oregon exhibit, the Wedderburn Quilt and volunteers who can explain these items’ significance. Check out the bookstore’s selection of local and regional history books. http://www.curryhistory.com/currymuseums.html
Another nearby spot to catch the local flavor of the past include the Rogue River Museum, located at Jerry's Rogue Jets gift shop. Coastal options include the Coast Guard Station Museum at Port Orford, the Port Orford Lifeboat Museum and the Hughes House Cape Blanco Lighthouse to the north, and Chetco Valley Historical Society Museum in Brookings (541-469-2753).