Attention all Cottage & Garden Tour Fans! Tickets available to purchase on July 1, 2015!
Thank you for visiting our website to find out more about our annual fundraiser, the Cottage & Garden Tour. This year, the Tour will take place in the neighborhood around Laurel Street and the Presidential Streets. We have picked some fabulous homes and gardens that we just know you will love.
The Tour will kick-off on Saturday, September 12th with a luncheon and lecture at the Tolovana Inn (3400 South Hemlock). Enjoy a luncheon prepared by local caterer, Culinary Capers while enjoying a presentation by Oregon author Deb Cuyle. Cuyle's latest book, which she did with the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum, is a pictorial exploration of the history of Cannon Beach. She plans on sharing her favorite stories she came across while researching her book. This event will begin at noon.
After the presentation, attendees are invited to begin the Cottage & Garden Tour at 1:00 p.m. There will be nine dream homes, cozy cottages, historic splendors, and well-manicured gardens. As always, maps will be available ten minutes prior to the start of the tour. Tickets and maps may be picked up on the day of the tour from the east side porch of the Coaster Theatre.
On Saturday night, we hope that you will kick off your walking shoes and put on your dancing shoes for the Maggie and the Cats concert at the Museum. All Museum doors will be open with music floating through the air. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres prepared by Sweet Charity. Don't miss tasty local brews from the Fort George Brewery and the Seaside Brewing Company. The highly anticipated quilt raffle will take place at 7:00 p.m. The quilt was designed and created by local quilt artist Constance Waisanen. The quilt, entitled "Under the Sea" is a colorful exploration of the tide pools of Haystack Rock. Raffle tickets are just five dollars.
Just when you think the Tour is over, we have one final event. The Tour will end with a Garden Tea and presentation. Enjoy a traditional Enjoy a traditional English tea while listening to a presentation by Debbie Teashon. Teashon is the owner of Rainy Side Gardeners and co-author of Gardening for the Homebrewer: Plants for Making Beer, Wine, Gruit, Cider, Perry, and More. She is also a freelance garden writer, book author, and award winning photographer. Her website, Two Rainy Side Gardeners, was founded in 1998, and is focused on gardening in our unique climate. Her presentation will focus on gardening in the Pacific Northwest; what plants work and which don't. This event will take place at the Tolovana Inn at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 13th.
The Tolovana Inn has graciously donated their space for the past five years and we are very grateful. Make sure to thank those Tolovana Inn staff members that work so hard to host these fabulous events.
Tickets for each event will be available to purchase separately. Luncheon and lecture tickets will be $25, Home and Garden Tour tickets will be $30, and Garden Tea tickets will be $20. Tickets will be available to purchase on July 1, 2015 through the Museum's online gift shop or by phone (503-436-9301). Weekend event packages will be available with a discount to members.
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In addition to sharing the rich history and amazing homes that make up in Cannon Beach, the goal of the annual Tour is to raise funds for the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. This fundraiser contributes a significant amount of the non-profit's annual income. Thank you to our generous sponsors who have helped contribute to this year's tour!
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The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a non-profit, 501 C-3 tax-exempt corporation (I.D. #94-3140644).