The History Center offers a wide variety of programs aimed at enhancing your understanding and appreciation of our local history: exhibits (both rotating and permanent), historical photos, educational programs and tours, the historical plaque program, and much, much more!
Cannon Beach Historical Photos
The History Center archives include over 12,000 historic photos of Cannon Beach. We are pleased to provide a sampling of these photos online. If you are interested in reproductions of these or other historic photos in our collection, please visit the History Center or contact the center to place an order by phone or email. Historic Cannon Beach photos »
Oral History Collection
The History Center has a broad range of collections ranging from photos and artifacts to audio and video tapes by many people who reflect back in time on their experiences in the early years of Cannon Beach. Members and visitors are encouraged to visit the History Center and listen to these oral histories to learn more about the people and history of the area.
Historical Plaque Program
CBHS has recognized 25 commercial or organizational structures of historical significance within Cannon Beach by marking them with historical plaques. Residential and business owners of historical properties are welcome to apply for a recognition plaque honoring the history of their building. Follow these links for more information on the program: