Museum Day Live!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

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The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 23, 2017 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., as part of the Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museum in Washington D.C.  Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record-high participation.

“While the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is as far away from Washington D.C. as you can get, we love the idea of a day dedicated to museums,” says Executive Director, Elaine Murdy-Trucke.

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is located in the mid-town area of Cannon Beach.  Though the museum is small, it has big ambitions.  In 2011, they were one of the smallest museum’s to host the Smithsonian Museum’s traveling exhibit Earth from Space.  They are currently showcasing two temporary exhibits:  one on “World War II on the Oregon Coast” and a textile exhibit about “Japanese Americans in Internment Camps.”  Permanent exhibits feature a Native American Longhouse replica, history of Cannon Beach, and features Herman the logger as part of an Oregon logging exhibit.  The Museum hosts a free lecture series that caters to the community at large by bringing speakers from all over the United States to speak on many different topics in their event space.  If you’ve never been, this is a great excuse to visit.

The Museum Day Live! tickets are currently available to download at  Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only.  One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.  For more information about of Museum Day Live! 2017 and a list of participating museum and cultural institutions, please visit: