Cannon Beach History News
The museum is moving and shaking with new exhibits and the kick-off of our Acoustic series. The Quilt Exhibit "A Journey through Grief" is now up and features the multi-media work of Astoria, Oregon quilt artist Constance Waisanen. Check out the exhibits page to learn more.
May 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Robert Richter returns to the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on Friday May 24th, 2013. Don't miss Richter playing lively Celtic, Blues, and Rock diddies. Tickets are $10 Adults and $2 Children.
May 25th, 26th, and 27th
The Museum will be having its first annual Book Sale on Memorial Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The sale will feature over 3,000 biographies, books on history, and books on Oregon. Some of the books are historic collection quality.
May 27th - Blue Star Museums
The Museum is happy to announce its participation with the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. The free admission program is available to ANY bearer of Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military -Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S.
For more information contact Blue Star Museums.
June 8th at 5:00 p.m.
Please join us for the Museum's annual Membership Meeting. The meeting will begin with approval of the Museum's annual budget, election of Board members, and approval of ammended by-laws. This will be followed by a lecture on Oregon Governor Oswald West by author and historian Joseph R. Blakely.
The Museum is now open six days a week 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Monday.
Lodging Provided By
Over the last year local lodgings (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, and the Surfsand Resort) have hosted guest speakers and musicians. This has allowed us 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 capstand, 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.
TAF grant awards HC $13,200 for 2013 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 2013 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.
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