Cannon Beach History News
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Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. :
Trivia and Museum Scavenger Hunt Strike Again!
Back by popular demand is the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum's trivia contest event. This family friend event is a great way to bond or to compete for the highest prize. The one-day event takes place on Saturday, March 14, 2015 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The contest works like this. Each competitor may purchase a single trivia card for $2. Each card contains ten questions that must be answered while in the Museum. No cell phone or Internet searches are allowed! All of the questions are contained within the museums exhibits and displays.
"The event is a combination of scavenger hunt and trivia contest," explains Director, Elaine Murdy-Trucke, "the answer to every single question are contained within the Museum's exhibits. Even the bonus questions."
Those who answer all ten questions correctly will win a prize. You can only win once, but you will win! The staff and volunteers will make sure of that. While they cannot give you answers, they can guide you in the right direction.
The Museum will offer brain food in the form of Sleepy Monk coffee and a few light snacks. Writing materials and writing stations are provided throughout the Museum.
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 $13,200 for 2014 Cottage Tour
The Tourism and Arts Fund grant awards were just announced in November, and the History Center was alloted $13,200 for marketing and development of the 2014 Cottage Tour. Make sure to get your tickets early this year; we anticipate a full house! Contact us and ask to join our Cottage Tour mailing list.
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, Seabreeze 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).