Free admission at Coos Art Museum during Steve Prefontaine Memorial Run

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- Through the generosity of the Prefontaine Memorial Run Committee, admission will be free at Coos Art Museum during the Memorial Run events on Friday, September 15, Saturday, September 16 and Sunday September 17.

Steve Prefontaine is remembered and honored in his home town of Coos Bay through a variety of ways including the Prefontaine Memorial Run.

At Coos Art Museum, the Prefontaine Memorial Gallery houses a large collection of Prefontaine’s awards and memorabilia, as well as numerous photographs highlighting his running career.

In order to make this gallery display available to all of the runners and Pre’s fans, the Prefontaine Memorial Run Committee has arranged to make Museum admission free prior to and during the race.

To accommodate the public during the Bay Area Fun Festival, the Museum will have special extended hours on Saturday, September 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, September 17, from 1-4 p.m.

In addition to the Prefontaine Gallery, Museum visitors can view: The 24th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition; Featured Maritime Artist – Steve Mayo, Z.Z. Wei: Pacific Northwest Backroads, Betty LaDuke: Bountiful Harvest, and Works from the Painted Paper Collage Workshop.

Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 1-4 p.m. on Saturday. Museum admission: $5 general, $2 students, veterans and seniors, free to Museum members.

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