Cannon Beach History News
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*The Museum will be closed beginning Monday, January 5th for the remainder of January for the installation of new exhibits, deep cleaning, and seasonal maintenance.
*The winner of the 2014 Cottage & Garden Tour quilt is Sandie Hennessy!
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. :
Blue Textile Exhibit Opening
Attention textile artists, crafters, quilters, and art enthusiasts! The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum will be opening a new textile exhibit in February. For those of you who haven't made it in to this tiny coastal history museum, you should schedule a winter trip. While the Museum closes in January for repairs, it is open six days a week throughout the year. Not to mention that it is one of the few Museum's that is by donation. Meaning, if you don't have the funds, come anyway!
While the Museum features rotating history art exhibits, it shows at least one textile exhibit each year. Last year, featured the work of a textile group out of Portland known as High Fiber Diet. The group of over thrity quilters include artists located in southwestern Washington, western Oregon, and is part of the Columbia FiberArts Guild. The group is committed to understanding the academic principles of art and integrating them into their individual creative processes.
Their fall of 2014 exhibit was a huge hit, but was only available for a limited time. The new exhibit will feature only one of the previous artists and is a departure in scope from the previous show. Titled simply, "Blue" is an exploration of the color and concept of blue. Blue is more than just a color on the spectrum between violet and green, it is the color of the clear sky, the sea, of clothing, cars, flowers, but more than that, it is a concept.
As the group explains, "Conceptually, the word blue can inspire thoughts of a blue moon, the infinity of a blue sky, the darkest depths of the blues, and the foot-tapping beat of the blues music that engages our souls and soothes our hearts."
Blue includes fifteen pieces of varying scope and inspiration, but not skill. As one visitor said, "This is the difference between quilting and creating art." Each piece speaks to the diverse and deep artistic background of each artist.
The exhibit will open at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. with wine, hors d'oeuvres, and of course, the BLUES!
This event is FREE and open to the public!
The show and opening event have been sponsored by Center Diamond of Cannon Beach.
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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