Cannon Beach History News
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The winner of the 2013 Cottage Tour Quilt titled This is My Beach went to Seaside resident, Kim Williams!
The Museum is now open six days a week from 1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Monday.
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.
Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25: Memorial Day Weekend Book Sale:
On Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25, the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum will have its second annual book sale.
We will have nearly 2,500 historic tomes, mystery novels, collector books, and everything between available for purchase. Prices will start at $1.00
Have some extra books lying around? Drop them by or call for pick up. The Museum will donate whatever it doesn't sell to the Cannon Beach Library for their Fourth of July book sale.
Debuting in June:
The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum will be debuting its first ever photo exhibition titled, Families of Cannon Beach starting June 1st with stories from old family photo albums of Cannon Beach, and we are looking for YOU to share your story and photos of Cannon Beach!
History begins at home and Families of Cannon Beach: Stories from Family Photo Albums is an exhibit that will be exploring the central idea of family history by digging up, archiving, and contextualizing photographs from old family albums.
The CBHCM is reaching out to its members, sponsors, supporters, and friends, and is seeking photographs of historic families of Cannon Beach. We want YOU to share your story! We are reaching out to you in the hope that this will generate knowledge and raise questions about how we can explore issues of memory, identity, and history through images.
The photos that are selected to be in the exhibit will on display from June through September 2014.
If you or anyone you know has a historic family photo of Cannon Beach and is willing to share their story, please call us at 503-436-9301 for more information.
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, Bob & Sandy 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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