Hi all! It’s Stormy Weather Arts Festival time again, and we’ve had a great weekend so far! The Vox Eclectique concert yesterday at 3 p.m. was amazing! We can’t stop dancing around the History Center! They were such a fun group that we invited them back for the Acoustic Folk! Music Series. Keep your fingers […]
Hi folks! It’s been a busy month for us here at the History Center, what with recovering from the 7th Annual Cottage Tour, writing lots of grant applications, putting together the newest newsletter and dedicating the new exhibit – not to mention the concerts and lectures we’ve hosted! Whew! Winter will be a season for […]
Check out this wonderful article from Bridget Otto of the Oregonian, that showcases 2010’s Cannon Beach Cottage Tour. We had a more successful year than ever with the event this year – selling out of tickets for the FIRST TIME EVER! Thanks to all the wonderful homeowners, volunteers, staff members, and everyone else who contributed […]
Hi all! We just wanted to let you know that you can still get tickets for the 2010 Cottage Tour! The luncheon and lecture is taking place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 11 at the Tolovana Inn, and WE NEED YOUR TICKET ORDER BY SEPTEMBER 8 in order to give an […]
Hello all! Hope you’ve enjoyed the articles on the blog thus far. Just wanted to update everyone on our brand new exhibit, “Images of Oregon’s Depression: The Crash, Recovery, and Revitalization of the West.” Check out the info and pics below and come visit us at the museum, Wednesday through Monday from 1 p.m. to […]
A cozy, white beach cottage built in 1908 still stands in the Presidential area of Cannon Beach, and speaks to a time when beach life was all about relaxation and spending time with the family. Bonnie Nook, a vintage cottage on Monroe Street, started as a summer tent camp for the Gumm family. A single […]
Tours will resume Sunday, 10 a.m., at Whale Park, as long as it’s not raining. Hope to see you there.
Many of you know the story of the cannon that gave Cannon Beach its name. The cannon washed ashore an Arch Cape beach in 1846, after the shipwreck of the U.S.S. Shark, a naval schooner deployed to the Pacific Northwest during the border dispute between the British and the U.S. Built in 1821 as part […]
It’s a wonderful, rare sunny day here in Cannon Beach, and a few visitors enjoyed the first official Historical Walking Tour of downtown Cannon Beach this morning at 10 a.m. The Historical Walking Tour program was inspired by the Historical Plaque Program we already have in place at the History Center, and it takes guests […]
The smell of popcorn was in the air this weekend at the 2010 Cannon Beach Film Festival, put on by the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum at the Coaster Theatre. Sponsored by the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce and Coaster Construction, the annual event featured seven musical films that entertained audiences of all ages. […]
Jennie’s baskets are her legacy, keeping her spirit alive, for people to come and admire, and for her great-grandchildren to come and stand proud and say, ”Those are my Grandma Jennie’s baskets.” I know she is standing right behind us smiling, shedding joyful tears, and proud as can be that she is being lived on with outstanding PRIDE.
This is a great article, sent to us by one of our Web site readers, Donovan Gray. It chronicles a mystery Spanish ship wreck in the Nehalem area, and the legend of Neahkahnie mountain’s buried treasure. I recently watched the movie The Tale of Tillamook’s Gold (aka Tillamook’s Treasure) and got a basic (Hollywood) version […]
If you missed the Earth Day presentation at the History Center this past Monday night, you didn’t get to meet and greet the great volunteers and city planners in the Cannon Beach community. We had a great visitor turn out, and the speakers, Katie Voelke of the Ecola Creek Awareness Program, Doug Deur (professor, historian, […]
Friday morning brought partially sunny skies and a reporter from Oregon.com to the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum for a tour and a taste of a brand new program, set to launch this summer. Pat Johnson, Oregon.com reporter and family man with two daughters under the age of 5, visited the museum for a […]
Hey folks! For those of you who missed Diane Goeres-Gardner at the History Center on Wednesday night, you’re in luck. Visit our Facebook page for a video clip of the lecture. Here are some photos of the presentation to whet your appetite. Diane gave us some fascinating facts on early prison systems – there were […]
Glad to report that our last post was accurate. The weather was wonderful yesterday, and will hopefully hold out for the day. Great article the other day in the Daily Astorian on the Overbay Museum. Check it out below. Really neat collection! ALEX PAJUNAS — The Daily Astorian Ralph Overbay, owner of the Overbay Museum […]
“In the last 2 hours we have had, rain, wind, sunshine, now some dark clouds…. high today only about 48……Not sure what to expect next, but that is the joy of being here.” ~Cannon Beach Surf Shop~
Beth Willis’ performance was wonderful last night! For all of you who didn’t get a chance to make it out, check out this video clip on our new Facebook page. See you at the Low Tide Drifters performance on April 24! Beth and her lead guitar player Todd did an excellent job keeping the audience […]
Join us for singer/songwriter and sultry-blues with Beth Willis tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the John Williams Classroom of the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. Suggested donation is $7 for adults, $2 for children. There are only a few concerts left in 2010’s Acoustic Folk! Music Series! See you there!