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 22, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. as part of the Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.
Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.
The theme of this year’s Museum Day is “Women Making History,” honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well.
“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 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 another on the tide pools of Haystack Rock and the Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Permanent exhibits feature a Native American Longhouse replica, history of Cannon Beach, and the original cannon that Cannon Beach was named for. The Museum hosts a free lecture January through May, that caters to the community at large by bringing speakers from all over the Pacific Northwest to speak in their event space. If you’ve never been, this is a great excuse to visit.
The Museum Day tickets are available to download now at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day 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 Museum Day 2018 and a list of participating museum and cultural institutions, please visit: Smithsonian.com/museumday/search