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Welcome to the
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 Museum is currently looking for volunteers to assist staff during open hours and monthly events. The Museum is open Thursday through Monday, closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Museum is open from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. There are various tasks available to work on during open hours. Currently, we are in need of volunteers to reorganize the library, cataloging Gazette newspapers, help with accessions, help with planning the next Cottage & Garden Tour, and more! We are also in need of volunteers for the monthly lecture and concert series. For a list of events, click here.

Signing up as a volunteer is easier than ever. You can now sign up online by following the instructions below using VolunteerSpot.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to the right to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot or click on the link at the bottom of the page:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us and we can sign you up manually.

*By becoming a regular museum volunteer, you will receive a 20% discount in the museum gift shop, and a free museum membership after 75 hours of service.

Become a part of our volunteer team today!



The Cannon Newsletter

3rd Quarter 2015

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Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a non-profit, 501 C-3 tax-exempt corporation (I.D. #94-3140644). 

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