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Upcoming Events:

Dmitri Matheny Duo Concert :- Friday, September 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

It might be Friday the 13th, but we’re still going to rock the house! Whether your superstitious or not, this is a not-to-miss event. A little jazz noir is a great way to celebrate this day.

The Dmitri Matheny Duo will perform at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13 as part of the Cottage Tour weekend event series. Tickets are just $20 and include a smorgasbord of refreshments.

Acclaimed for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of Music). An honors graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Dmitri Matheny vaulted onto the jazz scene in the 1990’s as the protégé of jazz legend, Art Farmer. Since then he has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal international following, touring extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, traveling to 19 countries. With over 100 recordings to his credit, Dmitri Matheny has released 11 albums as a leader. His latest is Jazz Noir, a fresh spin on crime jazz, film noir movie themes and timeless classics. The San Francisco Chronicle calls Matheny “one of the jazz world’s most talented horn players.”

“Dmitri Matheny is a jazz treasure. The lyrical Matheny has impressive chops, but it’s his warmth and soulfulness that win you over.”—All Music Guide

This event will take place at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum and is part of the museum’s annual fundraiser – the Cottage Tour. Funds go towards keeping the museum’s free lecture series, field trip program, and keeping our doors open. It’s definitely a worthy cause to support Cannon Beach’s only history museum.

Tickets are available to purchase at the museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop.


Luncheon & Lecture :- Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

 

You don’t have to attend all of the Cannon Beach Cottage Tour events, but the luncheon and lecture is definitely a highlight. Who wouldn’t want to have a delectable lunch prepared by Dough Dough Bakery, while you talk history and cottages? Seating for this event is very limited, so purchase your tickets right away. Tickets for this event are $30 and help support Cannon Beach’s only museum – The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum.

The luncheon and lecture will take place at the Tolovana Hall located at 3779 S Hemlock St, Tolovana Park, OR 97145. The Tolovana Arts Colony has graciously donated the use of their beautiful hall for the luncheon and lecture.

We’ll open the doors at 11:30 a.m. so that attendees have time to get food, sit down and relax before the presentation begins at noon. Food will be prepared by Dough Dough Bakery – Oregon coast’s premiere caterer and bakery. The lecture portion of this event will be a presentation by the Oregonian’s own Janet Eastman. Eastman has traveled the world covering design shows and interviewing the most famous architects, interior designers and product designers, while on staff for 20 years at the Los Angeles Times and for the last six years at The Oregonian. But her favorite subject remains people and the inventive ways they make their home their own.

She has written for national magazines and design websites, and worked with architect-to-the-stars Richard Landry to write his monograph “Private Estates,” showcasing the mansions he’s designed for super models, studio moguls and sports stars. Still, what truly interests Janet are real people in real homes.

She splits her time between Portland and Ashland, Oregon, where the downtown speed limit is 20 mph — slow enough to notice the smallest architectural details. She has a master’s in English, with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition.

We are so excited to welcome Janet Eastman as our keynote speaker. Eastman will be talking about and asking questions about the evolution of the Cannon Beach cottage, the history, the design, and how things are changing.

The luncheon and lecture will wrap up at 1:00 p.m. Those who are attending the tour of homes after the luncheon and lecture will be able to pick up their maps at this event. We will have a check in booth at the front door to make life easier!

This event is part of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s Cottage Tour series of events. The Cottage Tour is the museum’s only annual fundraiser and provides 20% of the annual budget. The museum is a private non-profit 501 (c) 3. The Cannon Beach Museum believes history should be available to all, no matter financial status, so we are donation based. This event allows us to keep our doors open – as well as offer a free lecture series and field trip program, season exhibits, and more.

Tickets are available to purchase at the museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop.


Cannon Beach Cottage Tour – Tour of Homes :- Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

You’ve waited patiently all year and the day is nearly here! The Cannon Beach Cottage Tour – Tour of Homes is from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. This one-day only home tour will take place in the Presidential Street neighborhood of Cannon Beach.

You’ll want some comfy walking shoes for this self-guided, self-paced tour of homes featuring about ten vintage cottages and beach dream homes. There aren’t many home tours that take place within view of Haystack Rock and the beautiful splendor that is the Pacific Ocean.

Homes featured on previous tours have received awards in Oregon Home Magazine, Sunset Magazine, The Oregonian, Seattle Times, Oregon Coast Magazine, HGTV, among others.

Cannon Beach Wine Shack will be pouring their award winning Puffin Wines at one of the tour locations from noon until 4:00 p.m. Cannon Beach Wine Shack is located in the heart of downtown Cannon Beach and has been making award-winning varietals for over twenty years. A great addition to this year’s tour!

You won’t want to miss Beach House Teas as they offer a selection of Pacific Northwest tea. Based out of Long Beach, Washington, this family owned and operated company sources only the best tea ingredients for not only tea, but amazing bath products.

Included in the cost of your ticket is a Saturday night post-tour reception and concert featuring local duo Julie Amici group. The concert goes from 6-8 p.m. and will take place at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. Enjoy refreshments and fun!

Tickets for the Home Tour are $40 per person. Discounts for active CBHCM members are available. We are not offering weekend packages this year.

The Cottage Tour is a fundraiser for Cannon Beach’s only history museum, the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is home to the cannon that Cannon Beach is named for, a replica long house, a tide pool exhibit, and the history of Cannon Beach and Arch Cape. It features a free lecture series, workshops, and field trip activities throughout the year. This private non-profit is donation based thanks to the Cottage Tour! The Cottage Tour is a don’t miss event for history enthusiasts, home designers, architects, and anyone who would like to see inside of some of these quaint cottages and historic homes.

We don’t typically sell out, but advance ticket sales are encouraged. Parking is an issue every year, so we recommend getting into town early, or leaving your car at your hotel or vacation rental. Maps will be available at the museum (1387 South Spruce Street) on tour day at noon – no earlier. Parking is available at Gower Street. There is also a shuttle in town and information can be found here: Shuttle Schedule.

We do cut off ticket sales at 2:00 p.m. on the day of the tour, but there’s some wiggle room there if you are worried. The tour typically takes about 2 to 2.5 hours to do. We have people of all ages and disabilities help us come up with this number by walking the tour months in advance.

Tickets are available to purchase at the museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop.


Saturday Night Concert with Julie Amici Band :- Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Join us on Saturday, September 14, at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum for a post-tour reception and concert. Music starts at 6:00 p.m. and goes until 8:00 p.m. This event is included in the cost of your home tour ticket, but if you’d like to attend this event on it’s own, tickets may be purchased at the door.

The concert is a great way to kick back and relax, listen to some music and ruminate on the highlights of the day. This year, we are featuring the ultra talented and award winning Julie Amici and Dean Mueller. These two performers have been a secret local favorite, but the secret is out and how could it not be? No one can hide this talent forever! These two have been discovered by the Portland Tribune, The Cascade Blues Association, the Tillamook Herald, and more! Over the last year they’ve collaborated with Curtis Salgado, Chris Carlson, Alan Hager, Dave Fleschner, Dan Gildea, Henry Cooper, Carlton Jackson, Mark Shark, Alan Jones, and many others. We can’t say enough about Julie’s beautiful and haunting voice, or Dean’s inspiring bass playing. Julie’s strong yet sweet voice is reminiscent of the 50’s when female singers ruled the world of music, a time when jazz and blues co-mingled at the height of popular culture. Her repertoire combines the jazz of Billie Holiday with the soul of Nina Simone and the sophisticated country of Patsy Cline. Dean’s bass playing is rooted in the blues chops he earned playing with some of the finest blues legends in America and touring with the award winning international act, The Insomniacs. Need we say more about these amazing people?

Here’s a little taste: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttt0ViSGMOw

This event is included in the cost of your home tour ticket, but tickets may be purchased at the door for $20. The reception includes an impressive selection of refreshments, complimentary wine and beer from Fort George Brewery and Buoy Beer, as well as our famous homemade blackberry lemonade. You wont want to miss our Cottage Tour photo booth and fall raffle. Raffle tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or at this event. The raffle features beautiful creations from artist Drea Frost, Jim Kingwell, and Eric Abel. We will be raffling off gift certificates to area restaurants, coffee shops, hotels, and gift baskets from Cannon Beach Soap Company and Beach House Teas.


English Style Garden Tea :- Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

The final event of the weekend long series of Cottage Tour events is the Garden Tea. The tea will take place at Tolovana Hall ( 3779 S Hemlock St, Tolovana Park, OR 97145.) Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. Seating for this event is limited, so we expect the event to sell out quickly.

Every year we like to make things a little bit better than last year and our Sunday tea is no different. Locally harvested and blended teas in real China with tiny delectables. Engaging speakers. It’s really a great way to close out a weekend of go-go activities.

The speaker for the 2019 Garden Tea is Jennifer Bell and she’s going to be talking to us about designing your garden with native plants. Bell, a biological science technician at Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, is an enthusiastic native plant specialist. Native plants are adapted to our local soil and climate conditions, making them easier to maintain. Bell will walk us through the best way for gardeners to utilize and benefit from the use of native plants in their gardens. She’ll share what plants are native to our coastal ecoregion, where to get them and how to select and place native plants for different growing conditions.

Attendees are invited to enjoy Beach House Teas in real China with tasty scones, cucumber sandwiches, and mini-quiches on real China. Each table will have its owned tiered selection of goodies, completed with homemade jam, custard and whipped cream. We will also have Sleepy Monk Coffee and our homemade blackberry lemonade.

Tickets for this event are $25 and should be purchased right away. (Tickets will available July 1.) We expect this event to sell out quickly. This event is part of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s Cottage Tour series of events. The Cottage Tour is the museum’s only annual fundraiser and provides 20% of the annual budget. The museum is a private non-profit 501 (c) 3. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum believes history should be available to all, no matter financial status, so they are donation based. This event allows us to keep our doors open, as well as offer a free lecture series and field trip program, season exhibits, and more.

Tickets are available to purchase at the museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop.


Archaeology & Science at Paisley Caves :- Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Each year the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum partners with the Archaeological Institute of America to bring archaeology to our community. Over the past few years we’ve talked about everything from early settlements in the Americas to pyramid construction in ancient Egypt.

This year, we welcome Dr. Dennis Jenkins on Saturday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m. Jenkins was a huge part of the ground-breaking work at Paisley Caves. The archaeological work conducted there changed how archaeologists world-wide looked at settlement of the Americas, even pushing dates back further than ever expected!

Dennis Jenkins is a Senior Research Archaeologist for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon where he received his PhD in 1991. He has taught and directed the UO’s Northern Great Basic archaeological field school in the Fort Rock, Chewaucan, and Harney basins of Oregon, and the Snake River Plain in Idaho since 1989. Jenkins’ research focuses on the first colonization of the Americas. When did people arrive and by what method and direction? He has also investigated obsidian sourcing and hydration, prehistoric shell bead trade, and prehistoric settlement-substance patterns of the Northern Great Basin. He has conducted more than 100 site investigations throughout his career, authored and co-authored 11 books, 80 chapters, articles, reviews, professional reports, and contributions to reports, and given 70 papers at professional meetings. Most recently, he has been involved in the internationally recognized recovery of ancient human DNA from coprolites (dried feces) dating to 14,500 years and established the contemporaneity of Western Stemmed projectile points at the Paisley Caves with Clovis technology, co-authoring 5 articles in the World’s most prestigious scientific journals Science and Nature, made appearances in 11 TV documentaries, and had his work profiled in more than 50 newspaper and magazine articles including Parade magazine and New Yorker.

Jenkins will focus on Luther Cressman’s 1938-1940 excavations at the Paisley Caves in south central Oregon that discovered exciting evidence suggesting that people may have lived there as early as the Late Pleistocene (Ice Age), some 12,000 to 15,000 years ago. However, it was not until more recent developments in radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA analysis that he was proven correct. This presentation explains the scientific processes and results of archaeological and paleogenetic investigations at the Paisley Caves, bringing the audience and the most up-to-date information about the evidence for the association of humans and Pleistocene animals in Oregon’s high desert country more than 14,000 years ago. Dating of camel and horse bones, artifacts, twigs, and dried human feces containing Native American DNA between 12,900 and 14,500 years ago indicates that people lived in the caves and apparently hunted mammoth or mastodons, camels, horses, and other animals at the end of the Pleistocene (Ice Age) period. This colorful slide show takes the audience through the scientific processes involved in proving the case for pre-Clovis (>13,500 years) human occupations at the world famous Paisley Caves in south-central Oregon.

Seating and parking is limited for this presentation, so arrive early. The doors will close at 4:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Read more: https://www.archaeology.org/issues/145-1409/features/2370-peopling-the-americas-paisely-caves

 

This event has been sponsored by The Inn at Arch Cape!  


How Did the Corps of Discovery Survive the North Coast Winter? :- Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Join us for our annual membership meeting on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum welcomes interpreter and historian, Tom Wilson.

Tom Wilson, a retired elementary school teacher (30 years), began working at Lewis and Clark National Historical Park seasonally more than 20 years ago. After a great deal of research on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, he began giving talks, demonstrations, and presenting programs to students and visitors. Tom recently retired from the Park Service. During his time with the park, he participated in the park’s living history programs and has portrayed Corps members at events such as The Salt Makers Return, Clark’s Camp and Wintering Over. Tom portrayed William Clark in documentaries such as OPB’s Searching for York, as well as having been featured on Oregon Field Guide and Grant’s Getaways, and A Clatsop Winter Story produced by the National Park Service. Tom has conducted and/or helped with many tours along the Lewis and Clark Trail. Among these were tours with Dr. Gary Moulton (editor of the Lewis and Clark Journals), Shore Excursions of America, and Road Scholar groups, as well as numerous talks and presentations throughout the Northwest.

Join Lewis and Clark historian Tom Wilson, and discover how the Expedition survived the harsh North Coast winter. Learn how they established winter quarters, found food, made their clothing, how they were able to obtain salt to preserve meat for their homeward trek, and made the treacherous journey to present day Cannon Beach to obtain whale blubber and oil to add to their lean elk diet.

Dangerously low on food, provisions and trade goods, their leather leather clothing rotten from continuous rain, the Lewis and Clark Expedition had a number of critical decisions to make once they arrived at the mouth of the Columbia River. Not finding enough game to feed the 33 members and finding that the trade goods they had left was not sufficient to trade with the local natives for food, the Corps needed to find appropriate quarters as winter was approaching all too quickly.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating for this event is limited, so arrive early. The doors will close at 4:15 p.m.