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Upcoming Events:

Holiday Party :- Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.












It’s beginning to look like a lot of fun around here! Don’t miss our annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 21!

Festivities will begin at noon on Saturday with holiday themed crafts, a self-serve hot chocolate bar, and photo booth. Santa and friends will be available for photos from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Face painting will be from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., and crafts will be from noon until 3:00 p.m. Kids story time will begin at 3:00 p.m. The hot chocolate bar will be running from noon until 4:00 p.m., or until we run out. The will be coffee, hot cider, and treats!

The museum will be open from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. that day so that everyone has the opportunity to check out the “Shipwrecks of the Oregon Coast” exhibit. The gift shop will be open for those last minute history gifts, with 10% off that day.

This event is free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of Clatsop County, State Farm, and Martin North.

A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm :- Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.








The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s winter lecture series will kick-off on Thursday, January 16 at 4:00 p.m. with a presentation by author and historian, John Dodge.

John Dodge was a columnist, editorial page writer, and investigative reporter for The Olympian prior to retiring in 2015 from an award-winning career that spanned 40 years. He and his wife, Barbara Digman live in the Olympia area and enjoy gardening, bird-watching, hiking, reading and traveling.

Dodge will be talking about his latest book, “A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm.” The book is a non-fiction account of the strongest windstorm in West Coast recorded history. The storm killed dozens, injured hundreds, damaged more than 50,000 homes and leveled enough trees to build a million homes. The unrivaled cyclone gave birth to the Asian log export market and the Oregon wine industry. In A Deadly Wind, veteran journalist, John Dodge weaves a compelling story spiced with human drama, Cold War implications, Pacific Northwest history and the science of severe weather. The best-selling book was published by Oregon State University press in October 2018.

Copies of Dodge’s book will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public thanks to the support of Clatsop County and Martin North. Seating for this event is limited, and the doors will be locked at 4:15 p.m., so arrive early.