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Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. :
Appreciation Party and Film Showing
Join us on Saturday, December 12th at 6:00 p.m for the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum's annual Appreciation Party. The festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with hors d'eouvres, wine, and homemade treats. Come mingle with friends, old and new!
At 6:30 p.m., we will be announcing the 2015 volunteer of the year. We will also have our annual volunteer raffle with prizes donated by local businesses. Each member, volunteer, and sponsor that attends the Appreciation Party will receive one complimentary raffle ticket. Each additional ticket is $1.00. You DO have to be present to win!
Be sure to stay for a showing of the holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life featuring James Stewart and Donna Reed showing at 7:00 p.m. in the John Williams Classroom. This movie, filmed in 1946, was produced and directed by Frank Capra and based on the short story, "The Greatest Gift". It's a Wonderful Life is one of the most acclaimed films ever made, praised particulary for its writing. It was nominated for five Academy Awards and has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever. made.
Come and enjoy a night of holiday fun and let us appreciate you!
Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is now a part of the Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. It is the latest addition to the Fred Meyer Rewards Program where you can earn donations for your favorite nonprofit just by shopping with your Rewards Card. Fred Meyer will donate $2.5 million to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington in 2014 through this new program.
Here's how it works:
Sign up for the Community Rewards Program by linking your Fred Meyers Rewards Card to the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum at http://www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 80763.
Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping us earn a donation! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
Amazon.com's Smile Program
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum has recently partnered with Amazon.com's Smile Program. When you visit AmazonSmile.com you can make purchases and still support a local business - us! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon.com, but with the added ability for shoppers to support the charitable organization of their choice.
When you shop at AmazonSmile.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible AmazonSmile.com purchases to the Cannon Beach Historical Society. It's that easy to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you! Click here to sign up.
The Museum has recently partnered with GreatNonprofits.org, a website dedicated to nonprofit organizations to help inspire and inform prospective donors and volunteers and to promote greater nonprofit excellence through feedback and transparency.
If you've ever toured the Museum, are a member or volunteer at the Museum, or have been to any of our events, then feel free to take just a couple of minutes to give us a review by clicking on this link. By reviewing, you're also helping us gain a GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Award. Your review is greatly appreciated!
TAF grant awards HC $14,200 for the 2015 Cottage & Garden Tour
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum was awarded funds from the Tourism and Arts Fund for marketing and development of the 2015 Cottage & Garden Tour. A big thank you to the City of Cannon Beach for funding our major fundraiser! Contact us and ask to join our Cottage & Garden Tour mailing list. Tickets will be available to purchase July 1, 2015.
Oregon Humanities (OH) awards HC $2,800 for WWII on the Oregon Coast Exhibit
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum was awarded funds from the Oregon Humanities (OH) for the funding of the exhibit on WWII on the Oregon Coast. OH is a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH's grant program.
The Braemar Charitable Trust awards HC $10,000 for the Save Our Cannon Project
The Braemar Charitable Trust has graciously awarded the History Center $10,000. These costs will be used to help cover the costs of the preservation by installing a temperature a humidity controlled exhibit within the museum for the cannon and the capstan from the USS Shark. These artifiacts are important community icons that need to be preserved for future generations. A great big thank you to the Braemar Charitable Trust for the generous support!
Special Thanks To...
Over the last year, local lodging facilities (Vacasa Vacation Rentals, Inn at Cannon Beach, Seasprite, Lands End at Cannon Beach, Cannon Beach Hotel Lodgings, Sea Breeze Court, Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals, Arch Cape Inn, The Waves, Ocean Lodge, Tolovana Inn, Bob & Sandi Lundy, and the Surfsand Resort) have hosted guest speakers and musicians. This has allowed us to partner with Oregon Humanities to host not one, but two Conversation Projects - and to welcome talented writers, filmmakers, and musicians from all over the Pacific Northwest.
The Clark Foundation awards HC $10,000 for the Save Our Cannon Project
The Clark Foundation of Oregon has graciously awarded the Cannon Beach History Center $10,000. These funds will be used to cover the costs of the preservation and conservation of both the original Cannon Beach cannon and the capstan from the USS Shark. These artifacts are important community icons that are in desperate need of repair. A great big thank you to the Clark Foundation for their generous support!
Kinsman Foundation awards HC $10,000 for the Save Our Cannon Project
The Kinsman Foundation has graciously awarded the Cannon Beach History Center $10,000. These funds will be used to cover the costs of the preservation and conservation of both the original Cannon Beach cannon and the capstan from the USS Shark. These artifacts are important community icons that are in desperate need of repair. A great big thank you to the Kinsman Foundation!
Fred W. Fields Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation awards HC $5,000
Earlier this year, Fred Fields left a substantial gift to The Oregon Community Foundation with the direction to use this permanent fund to support education and the arts in Oregon. The History Center is the recipient of one of these grants!
Clatsop County Coalition awards HC $750 for the Save Our Cannon Project
The Clatsop County Coalition has awarded the Cannon Beach History Center $750. These funds will be used to fund an exhibit that will be on display while the carronade and capstan, currently housed at the History Center are at Texas A & M University. To help fund this important project visit the museum giftshop and click on the support us link! Contact us for more information about this project.
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The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a non-profit, 501 C-3 tax-exempt corporation (I.D. #94-3140644).