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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 round table discussion on Cannon Beach's unique history. 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 at the History Center (1387 S. Spruce St.) or from the east side porch of the Coaster Theatre (108 N. Hemlock).

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 starting at 6:00 p.m.. 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 "Jellyfish" 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 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.

Debbie Teason, submitted photo

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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2015 Cottage & Garden Tour Quilt Raffle Tickets Available Now!

Tickets are now available to purchase for the 2015 annual Cottage & Garden Tour Quilt Raffle. This year, the quilt was created by local textile artist, Constance Waisanen. Waisanen integrates hand-dyed fabrics, batiks, and unique stitch work to create engaging and emotive pieces worthy of any art gallery. The piece is entitled, Jellyfish, and is a colorful exploration of the sea life found in the tide pools of Haystack Rock.


You can see the quilt on display at the Museum. Tickets are $5.00 each, three for $10.00 or seven for $20.00. Tickets can be purchased over the phone (503-436-9301), at the Museum, or through the online gift shop.


The winner will be announced during intermission of the Maggie and the Cats concert on Saturday, September 12th after the Self-Guided Walking Tour. The concert starts at 6:00 p.m. You do not have to be present to win!




Calling All Volunteers!

Looking for a great way to help support a non-profit organization in your community? Get involved by volunteering to help with the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum's annual fundraiser, the 12th Annual Cottage & Garden Tour. By volunteering for this year's tour, you will get a chance to see the homes and gardens free of charge.




The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum depends on its generous and enthusiastic volunteers to help keep Cannon Beach's history alive and growing. They are also the heart and soul of the History Center and we simply could not operate without them.




Our dedicated volunteers are the backbone to the success of the annual Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour. We are going into the 12th year and expect this year's tour to be another successful event; however, we need your help!

There are a variety of ways you can assist in making this event run smoothly and successfully and here's ways that you can help.

Volunteer shifts available:

Saturday, September 12, 2015:
*Office Volunteer from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
*Office Volunteer from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*Ticket booth at the Coaster Theatre from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
*Ticket booth at the Coaster Theatre from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
* Home Docent from 12:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
*Home Docent from 2:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Concert & Wine Reception from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 13, 2015:
Garden Style English Tea at the Tolovana Inn from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

If you are interested in volunteering for this year's tour, please call (503-436-9301) or email us at for more information.



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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!

2015 Cottage & Garden Tour Sponsors by level:


Tolovana Inn

Coaster Construction

Escape Lodging (The Ocean Lodge, Tom's Fish and Chips, Driftwood Inn)



Martin Hospitality



Cannon Beach Property Management

Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals


Trucke's One-Stop

Pig 'N Pancake

With special support from (and thanks to) ... Constance Waisanen, Vacasa Vacation Rentals, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Oregon Historical Society, Fultano's Pizza, Fort George Brewery, Tom Olsen Jr., Fellner & Kuhn, and the City of Cannon Beach.





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


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