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Upcoming Events

Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.:

Na Rosai Irish Concert

Join us on Friday, June 17th for the season finale of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum's acoustic series. Toe-tapping, shoe-stomping, all around good time with Na Rosai.

Na Rosai will be making their coastal debut, so come welcome them. The group, made up of four blokes, is based out of Portland, Oregon. In 2010, Erik Killops returned to his hometown of Portland, Oregon after receiving his bachelors degree in Irish Music & Dance at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Shortly after he met recent New Jersey transplant, and bouzouki player, Richie Rosencrans and California native, and uilleann piper, Preston Howard at sessions around Portland. All three were eager to start a project and discovered common interests in regards to traditional music. After a few house gatherings, a weekly performance began at local watering hole the East Burn. In the fall of 2012 flute player Conor O'Bryan moved to Portland from Chico, California and immediately joined the ranks of the band.

In the Fall of 2014 Na Rósaí released their debut album featuring an eclectic mix of traditional Irish music, old time Appalachian tunes, and a set of Breton and French tunes.

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum offers a uniquely intimate setting that is perfect for such a rich sounding group.  Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets are available through the online gift shop, by phone (503-436-9301), or in person. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $2.00 for children, complimentary refreshments will be provided. All proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips. To volunteer for this event, email us at

This event has been sponsored by Martin Hospitality!


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 lastest addition to the Fred Meyers 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 2016 through this 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 You can search for us by our name or by our nonprofit 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 at any Fred Meyers store.

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The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum has partnered with's Smile Program. When you visit, you can make purchases and still support a local business - us!

AmazonSmile is the same, but with the added ability for shoppers to support the charitable organization of their choice.

When you shop at, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible AmazonSmile 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.


Thank You

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors for their continued support of the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. The CBHCM is exceptionally grateful for generous and continuous support provided by our corporate sponsors. With the help of our sponsors, the CBHCM continues to fulfill its mission to preserve the history of Cannon Beach by seeking, collecting, and protecting historical artifacts and memorabilia of all kinds, by recording oral histories, and by making these materials available to the public whenever possible.


Braemar Charitable Trust awards History Center $10,000

The Braemar Charitable Trust recently awarded the CBHCM with $10,000 to help with the installation of the Cannon Project. These funds will go towards building bases for both the cannon and the capstan.


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