History Center & Museum
where history comes to life!
Welcome to the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum, where history comes alive! The History Center was organized for the purpose of preserving the history of Cannon Beach by seeking, collecting, and protecting historical memorabilia of all kinds, by recording oral histories, and by making these materials available to the public whenever possible.
We invite you to explore our many programs and resources for historical study, read our newsletters, learn how you can volunteer or support the History Center, view historic Cannon Beach photos, or shop history at the Museum Store. Stop by for a visit to the History Center, located on the corner of Spruce and Sunset in Cannon Beach, and let a little history into your life. Open Thursday through Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is FREE, but donations are gladly accepted!
The CBHCM is currently raising funds to help create and install a new temperature and humidity controlled exhibit space for the cannon that Cannon Beach was named for and the accompanying capstan (an anchor's mount). In 2012, the CBHCM sent the cannon and capstan to Texas A&M University to undergo an extensive conservation process that took over a year to complete. We now need help to create and install a new exhibit space that will control the proper humidity, temperature, and light exposures so that generations of Oregonians can again visit this town icon. To find out more information about the cannon and capstan, click here. To help bring back our town's icon, you can help by donating through our website or through our GoFundMe page.
The Cannon Newsletter
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a non-profit, 501 C-3 tax-exempt corporation (I.D. #94-3140644).