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 sneak peak at the new Historical Walking Tour program in downtown Cannon Beach.

The program director for the museum will be leading 20 to 30 minute Historical Walking Tours showcasing the history and character of the Cannon Beach community beginning in June and continuing until September. On Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting), Grace Saad will meet visitors at Whale Park at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to lead groups on the short tour which includes sites like the old natatorium, Osburn’s Grocery, and the Round Table Restaurant.

“It’s going to start as an accompaniment to the Historical Plaque Program that we already have in place. People can pick up brochures to do their own self-guided tour at the Visitor Information Center,” said Saad. “Hopefully the program will grow to include student interns and living history costumes and demonstrations!”

The program will eventually include a Coastal Living History day, Saad hopes, which will involve cooperation from several other Coastal museums, such as the Garibaldi Museum amd the Tillamook County Pioneer Museum.

Keep your eyes peeled for the link to the upcoming coverage on Oregon.com!

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