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This summer the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s seasonal art exhibit will feature the work of over ten Pacific Northwest artists.  Behind the Lens will open on Friday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists.

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Behind the Lens is an exhibit featuring three to five pieces from both amateur and professional photographers alike. Each artist was given the freedom to share their story through visual art, but in some cases, their love of Cannon Beach and Oregon.   A mixture of metal, wood, canvas, and framed pieces with vibrant colors, innovative content, and truly inspiring stories.

Meredith S Photo ExhibitThis exhibit was made possible with funding from Clatsop County and will be on display through September of this year. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a private non-profit located in mid-town Cannon Beach. The museum is home to the cannon that Cannon Beach is named for, as well as a replica longhouse, tide pool exhibit, and seasonal art exhibits. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s mission is to keep the history of Cannon Beach and Arch Cape alive for Oregonians for generations to come..Riley Photo Exhibit

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a private non-profit located in mid-town Cannon Beach. The museum is home to the cannon that Cannon Beach is named for, as well as a replica longhouse, tide pool exhibit, and seasonal art exhibits. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s mission is to keep the history of Cannon Beach and Arch Cape alive for Oregonians for generations to come.

For more information visit the museum’s website www.cbhistory.org or find us on Facebook!

John Stowell Jazz Concert

For over a decade the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum has welcomed renowned musicians from all over the United States. The series kicks-off each January and continues through May, and sometimes even June: from Jazz to toe-tapping Celtic music and everything in between. The series ends on June 9 with world-renowned jazz guitarist John Stowell.

This isn’t Stowell’s first performance at the museum. He has become a local favorite. A constant traveler, Stowell was the first American Jazz performer to appear in Russia after the fall of the JStowell_JohnStowellIron Curtain and he continued to sell out performances there for two decades after.

Stowell teaches internationally. He has been an Artist-In-Residence at schools in Germany, Indonesia, Argentina, the United States and Canada. He served as assistant director and performer at Oregon Public Broadcasting’s PDX Jazz Summit in 1991, and since 1995 has been a contributing columnist for a number of magazines, including Down Beat, Guitar Player, Canadian Musician, Soundcheck (Germany), and Guitar Club (Italy).

Stowell’s Through the Listening Glass with David Friesen was designated one of the “Ten Best Jazz Albums of the Decade” by the Los Angeles Examiner, and he was chosen as a “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” by Downbeat’s International Critic’s Poll in 1978 and 1979. He has appeared on BET’s Jazz Discovery and Guitar Series television shows.

“More guitarists would play like John Stowell if they knew how.” Herb Ellis

Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets for the Stowell concert are just $15 with the proceeds benefiting the Museum’s seasonal exhibits, and free lecture series. Cost of the ticket include tasty treats and donated libations. Music starts at 7:00 p.m. and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. See you there!

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a private non-profit museum featuring seasonal historic, textile, and artistic exhibits. Get your tickets at www.cbhistory.org or by phone 503-436-9301. The museum is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Monday and is donation based. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is located at 1387 South Spruce Street in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Beth Willis & Todd Chatalas Rock the Cannon Beach History Center!

Soul-blues diva Beth Willis and guitarist Todd Chatalas will knock your socks off for this final night of joy and rivalry at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on Friday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Rock Duo Beth Willis and Todd Chatalas perform both rock, acoustic and blues music. Willis, who has played in Cannon Beach before, is a local favorite who is well known for her smoky voice and an amazing stage presence.
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Portlandblues.com writes of Willis, “[hearing her] was like going back in time to 1992 and hearing Sheryl Crow fo
r the first time. Just one girl (as near to an angel as you can get) and a guitar.”

Willis was honored at the Portland Music Award in 2012 with the award for Best Female Artist. The Oregonian says, “Willis’ full, expressive voice brings her sharp songwriting to life, blending Americana, rock, and western influences…” Willis is a soulful performer that takes listeners on a journey back in time, when music was pristine. Willis has gone from playing on the sidewalks of downtown Portland to being an in-demand musician playing from Las Vegas, to the Aladdin Theater in Portland, and even to Seattle

Seating for the Willis & Chatalas concert is limited. Tickets are just $15 and include refreshments. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a private non-profit museum featuring seasonal historic, textile, and artistic exhibits. Get your tickets at www.cbhistory.org or by phone 503-436-9301. The museum is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Monday and is donation based. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is located at 1387 South Spruce Street in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Lodging for this event has been sponsored by The Waves of Cannon Beach, Oregon!

Oswald West Lecture

Don’t miss this rousing, funny, and spirited presentation on Governor Oswald West by Kick Ass Oregon History’s own

Originally from Spokane, Doug came with his family in 1982 and settled in North Portland. He graduated from Lincoln High School. After walking the Earth like Caine for a decade and a half, he earned his BA (cum laude) in History from Portland State University with a minor in Judaic Studies. Doug then completed his MA in History at PSU (Public History & HDoug Kenck-Crispinistory of Pacific NW). His thesis is titled “Charles A. Moose: Race, Community Policing, and Portland’s First African American Police Chief.” He is the recipient of the 2009-2010 Sara Glasgow Cogan Scholarship.
Doug is the Resident Historian for the podcast Kick Ass Oregon History. He has been featured in Imbibe and Portland Monthly magazines, OPB’s “Oregon Experience,” “Think Out Loud,” “Weekend Edition,” and the season premiere of Esquire TV’s “Best Bars in America.” Oh – and the PSU Vanguard, too! He has written for Portland Monthly, Street Roots newspaper and the Willamette Week. In addition, he hosts various historical speaking series, field trips and historical tours – across the state – that connect people with Oregon. Still a North Portland resident, he does enjoy Pina Coladas, and he LOVES getting caught in the rain.

Doug will be talking about Governor Oswald West, who served as Oregon’s 14th Governor from 1911- 1915. During West’s term he focused on women’s suffrage, a new parole system for prisoners, abolished capital punishment, and protected our beaches. Oregon also became a dry state during West’s time as governor. West was notoriously passionate about his policies, his family, and those who worked for him. In one circumstance West socked a journalist in the face for something he wrote about a staff member. Bring your funny and leave your preconceived notions at the door.

Raise a pint at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. The museum is a private non-profit located at the corner of Sunset and Spruce in Cannon Beach, Oregon. This event is free and open to the public.

Lodging for this event has been sponsored by Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals!

Adlai Alexander Live!

Cannon Beach, Ore. Don’t miss acclaimed singer songwriter, Adlai Alexander, perform at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum on Friday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. Noted for the sweetness and wide range of his voice, Adlai Alexander sings and accompanies himself with intricate guitar in a way that’s rare in both the acoustic and jazz worlds.
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Adlai enjoys the challenge of arranging band or orchestral music for solo guitar, drawing from his formal training in classical theory and composition. At times, his arrangements of jazz, Brazilian, ‘60s pop, and other music demand that he play simultaneous melody and bass lines—a technique he learned from world-class guitarist Tuck Andress, of the duo Tuck & Patti.

Sources for Adlai’s unexpected repertoire include Broadway and the Amazon rain forest, and he is known to sing in Portuguese, Hindi, or Japanese in any given set. Along with original music, he’s written lyrics for his own renditions of instrumental songs by the likes of Wayne Shorter, Dave Brubeck, and Ralph Towner. He’s also created lyrics based on quotes from Shakespeare, or titles of Duke Ellington songs.

Adlai has shared the stage with artists such as Randy Newman, Leo Kottke, Tuck & Patti, Kenny Rankin, and Brazilian star Marisa Monte. He’s appeared at the Monterey Jazz festival and venues such as the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA, and Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR.

 “A skilled writer, vibrant singer, and hotshot guitarist.” – JazzNow Magazine.

As music director of the variety show “Fog City Radio” on KQED-FM San Francisco, Adlai performed live weekly with host Ben Fong-Torres. In addition to his own first album, Adlai Alexander (Stella Records), he is featured on the soundtrack of the TV series “Santa Barbara.” He’s also written music for theater, dance, and classical chamber groups, and collaborated with Todd Rundgren, composing the multimedia musical “20/20 Blake” for innovative theater company George Coates Performance Works.

Seating for the Alexander concert is limited. Tickets are just $15 and include refreshments. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a private non-profit museum featuring seasonal historic, textile, and artistic exhibits. Get your tickets at www.cbhistory.org or by phone 503-436-9301. The museum is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Monday and is donation based. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is located at 1387 South Spruce Street in Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Lodging for this event has been sponsored by Sea Sprite Guest Lodgings in Cannon Beach, Oregon!


The April 13 event is part of Oregon Humanities’ statewide Conversation Project.15826553_1344722865558721_1509893878409697605_n

In 2015, Oregon’s population exceeded 4 million people. Not only are we growing in number, we’re also changing demographically. Considering that Oregon has a history of racial exclusion, these changes prompt questions about Oregonian identity and values. How do we build communities that welcome people of all backgrounds? How are minority and under-represented populations included and treated today?

This is the focus of “Where Are You From? Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians,” a free conversation with Kerani Mitchell on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. This program is hosted by the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

As an East Indian adoptee who has spent most of her life in small Oregon towns, Mitchell is accustomed to questions about her citizenship and lineage. The constant questioning of her identity inspired Mitchell to obtain a BA in International Studies from Seattle University, where she focused on multicultural and social justice issues. She’s since held numerous positions coordinating people and programs in nonprofit settings, working with immigrant, student, and volunteer populations. She currently works as a coordinator at the year-round arts and cultural nonprofit Sisters Folk Festival, Inc., and serves on the Bend International School Board of Directors.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Elaine Trucke at elaine@cbhistory.org.

Oregon Humanities (921 SW Washington, Suite 150; Portland, OR 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab, Public Program Grants, and Oregon Humanities magazine, can be found at oregonhumanities.org. Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Lodging for event has been provided by Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals of Cannon Beach, Oregon!

 

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Inside one of the beautiful and quaint cottages on the 2016 Cottage and Garden Tour.

With nearly 400 attendees, the 13th annual Cottage and Garden Tour was one of the most successful tours to date. The Cottage and Garden Tour offered a full weekend of events including the pre-tour luncheon and lecture, tour of homes and gardens, and the garden style tea and presentation. There was a variety of beautiful dream homes, vintage cottages, and spectacular gardens.

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Many people waiting in line anticipating to see one of the featured homes on the 2016 Cottage and Garden Tour.

Volunteers (Mandy Beaumont, Sherrie Bonsell, Christ Bouneff, Grace Bruseth, Kirk Carpenter, Lolly Champion, Theresa Dice, Andrea & Laura Edwards, Carol Ertwine, Karen French, Linda Gebhart, Maria Goodrich, Bev & Sharon Graver, Marcia Hartill, Mindy Hardwick, Lisa Herr, Christie Hoguiesson, Lisa Kerr, Jonathan Hoffman, Bob & Nancy Kroll, Claire Landrum, Kathe Leduc, Steve & Linda Mayer, Lynne Murray, Pam Richardson, Julie Sackett, Maryann Sinkler, Michelle Stegman, Linda Steiner, Sharon Stewart, Arnie & Cathy Swanson, Jane Swynenburg, Lila Wickham, and Marcia Zegar) worked tirelessly the entire weekend as docents, office workers, ticket sellers, greeters, and information volunteers. The Cottage & Garden Tour would not be successful without the gracious help of our volunteers. “Without our volunteers, this event would not be possible,” notes Executive Director, Elaine Murdy-Trucke.

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One of the featured gardens on this year’s tour.

Staff and volunteers worked for almost a year planning, researching, and coordinating the event. Each year, the Cottage & Garden Tour Committee finds new ways and ideas to make the tour more enjoyable. This year, the tour offered dream homes, cozy cottages, historic splendors, beachy cottages, and well-manicured gardens in the Tolovana Park area of Cannon Beach.

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One of the dream homes on this year’s tour showcased a vintage beach retro theme.

The homeowners (John Backes & Robin Roberts, Dorothy Canavan, Mark Edy, Inn at Cannon Beach Staff, Jeff & Robin Lichtenstein, Tom Olsen Jr., Bonnie Jean Schein, Melissa & Megan Schoenberg, Peter Spalding, and Carol & John Van Ditti) graciously opened their hearts and their homes for this year’s tour. “The homeowners were so incredible, gracious, and kind,” Museum Archivist, Liz Johnson says, “Without the homeowners, this tour would not have been possible, and they should be thanked for their kindness, generosity, and willingness to allow people to go through their homes.” Each year, the tour continues to grow, but not as much as it has over the last few years. The tour has gone from having less than a hundred people attend to over four hundred attendees.

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Built in 1928, this vintage cottage has retained many of its original features.

Our generous sponsors, listed by level (Platinum: Coaster Construction, Tolovana Inn, Escape Lodging, Kimberley Speer-Miller, Oregon Home Magazine;  Gold: Martin Hospitality, Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals, The Ocean Lodge; Silver: Cannon Beach Wine Shack & Provisions 124, Dogs Allowed, Driftwood Inn Restaurant & Lounge, Hallmark Resort & Spa, Tom’s Fish & Chips;  Bronze:
Basketcase – Your Cannon Beach Florst, Brim’s Farm & Garden, Cannon Beach Bakery, Cannon Beach Hardware & Public House, Cannon Beach Hotel Lodgings, Dragonfire Gallery, Fort George Brewery, Mariner Market, and Marty Giguiere with RE/MAX Coastal Advantage)
made this event possible. Special thanks also goes to Adrift Hotel, Cannon Beach Treasure Company, City of Cannon Beach, Erin J. Bernard, EVOO, Fellner & Kuhn, Fred Meyer, Gabri Joy Kirkendall, Human Bean of Seaside, Insomnia Coffee, Kelsey Mousley & The Next Right Thing, Libby Holah, Maggie & the Cats, Mo’s Restaurant, Mary Arnold, Nehalem Bay Winery, Newman’s at 988, Oregon Fine Foods, Pizza a’fetta, Sherian Wright, Sleepy Monk Coffee, Tolovana Inn Staff. A huge thank-you also goes out to Jim Kingwell of Icefire Glassworks, who created the beautiful sculpture, won by Jackie Andrews of Portland, Oregon!

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A claw-foot tub adorns the bathroom in one of the featured homes of this year’s tour.

Each year the tour continues to grow because of the support and enthusiasm of the homeowners, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters of the community. This was one of the biggest and most successful tour to date and could not have been a success without the help and support of the homeowners, sponsors, volunteers, and supporters. We are very grateful for the tremendous community support for our annual tour, which enables us to continue our mission to preserve and share the very rich history of Cannon Beach and Arch Cape.

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One of the dream homes on this year’s tour.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support in the History Center and for making this one of the most successful Cottage & Garden Tours to date!

Share your photos with us of the 2016 Cottage & Garden Tour on Instagram and Facebook by using the hashtag #CBCottageTour!

Mark your calendars for next year’s tour: September 8 – 10, 2017.

 

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum welcomes special guest speaker, Dr. Douglas Wilson, on Wednesday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m. Wilson will be giving a presentation regarding his most recent archaeological work at the Middle Village.

The Middle Village is a contact-period Chinook Indian village in the estuarine zone near the mouth of the Columbia River.  This site contains abundant fur-trade era goods and well-preserved architectural features associated with at least three plank structures. Early fur traders and explorers described the village. It was later used as Lewis & Clark’s Station Camp. The Middle Village contains an abundance of wealth items and a dearth of productive tools and debris within a traditional Chinook summer village. The archaeological excavations of the site suggest the intensity and context of interaction between the Chinook and the Euro-American fur traders.

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Dr. Doug Wilson

Dr. Wilson’s research interests include the colonial archaeology of the Pacific Northwest of North America, cultural identity, labor history, method and theory, and public archaeology and cultural resources management. He currently serves as the Historical Archaeologist to the Partnerships Program, Pacific West Region of the National Park Service and is the Director of the Northwest Cultural Resources Institute (NCRI), a partnership program at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, Washington.

Dr. Wilson continues to explore the historical archaeology of the Pacific Northwest and has a number of projects at Fort Vancouver National Historical Site. One of the projects is synthesizing research on the Fort Vancouver Village, a multicultural community that formed the heart of the British fur-trade headquarters post.  Archaeological research has been driven by the program’s Public Archaeology Field School, which has sampled houses and landscape from the Village to explore the nature of cultural identity, technological change, globalization, and public interpretation.  His research has appeared in the Journal of Community Archaeology & Heritage, Columbia Magazine, and more.

This program is a free event and is open to the public. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is located at 1387 South Spruce Street in Cannon Beach, Oregon. For more information visit www.cbhistory.org or call 503-436-9301.

Cottage & Garden Tour

Attention, history hounds, architecture enthusiasts and the coastally curious: it’s nearly time to put on your walking shoes to take a tour through Cannon Beach’s unique homes and cottages.  The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum celebrates its thirteenth year of opening the doors to grand beach homes, historic cottages, and architectural wonders of your favorite coastal town. Over the years the tour has received accolades from Oregon Home Magazine, Sunset Magazine, The Oregonian, Seattle Times, Oregon Coast Magazine, among others.

Not many home tours take place with the Pacific Ocean and one of the most iconic Oregon images, Haystack Rock, in view. Cannon Beach has been a destination community since the late 1800’s. The August 1891 issue of the The Daily Astorian declared the settlement a “sportsman’s paradise” – ideal for rest and recuperation.  It was alluring for both its seaside location and its unequivocal charm.  The unequivocal charm isn’t lost on visitors. The town was included as one of the most beautiful destinations by National Geographic. The Cottage & Garden Tour is a perfect excuse to visit. The fundraiser is scheduled for September 9th Kelsey Mousleythrough the 11th, 2016.

Friday, September 9

The tour is a multi-day event that begins with an exclusive concert and reception on Friday, September 9at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. Start the weekend out on the right foot with Kelsey Mousley and “The Next Right Thing.” This Oregon native has been performing for over a decade.  Get ready to hear vocals reminiscent of Diana Krall.  Tasty morsels will be provided by Sea Level Bakery + Coffee and Newman’s at 988.  Newman’s 988 is a small restaurant owned and operated by acclaimed Pacific Northwest Chef John Newman, so the food is sure to be delicious.  This event takes place at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 10

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On Saturday, attendees are invited to a special luncheon and lecture at the Tolovana Inn. This year’s lecture will focus on vintage and traditional design and the reawakening of these styles in current home design. The speaker, Libby Holah, received her master of architecture from Washington University and has had her vintage and historic designs featured in 1859 Magazine, Gray Magazine, Oregon Home Magazine, The Oregonian, and was even selected for a featured custom furniture show case in the bi-annual furniture show Show-PDX.

The tour of homes will take place from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. This year the tour will take place in the Tolovana area of Cannon Beach. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour historic cottages (the original “tiny house), grand beach homes, lodges, and inviting gardens. One of the highlights of the 2016 tour will be the former summer cottage of F

A wonderful image taken by Frank Woodfield.

A wonderful image of Neahkanie Mountain side taken by Frank Woodfield. Woodfield owned a number of summer cottages in Tolovana area.  He would later retire there with wife, Irta

rank and Irta Woodfield. Frank Woodfield was a prolific and acclaimed photographer of the Oregon coast and Astoria during the early 1900’s. His wife, Irta, was a talented poet. Both had a love of Cannon Beach that was obvious from their works, which will be on display.

 

If historic cottages aren’t your thing, the tour will also feature dream homes and a garden or two. Not to mention all of the other wonderful events that will take place on tour weekend.

Following the tour, attendees are invited to a concert and reception at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. Take off

You could win this beautiful garden sculpture by Jim Kingwell, of Icefire Glassworks. The piece would be a wonderful addition to any home or garden with its burnt umber and red tones.

You could win this beautiful garden sculpture by Jim Kingwell, of Icefire Glassworks. The piece would be a wonderful addition to any home or garden with its burnt umber and red tones.

your walking shoes and slip on your dancing shoes for the Saturday night concert featuring Maggie & the Cats. Local libations will be flowing thanks to the Nehalem Bay Winery and Fort George Brewery. This event is included in the cost of your home tour ticket.

 

As part of our Saturday night event, the museum will be hosting a raffle with some luscious items and gift certificates from Cannon Beach Treasure Company, Insomnia Coffee, Adrift Hotel, Cannon Beach Mo’s, EVOO, as well as artwork from Icefire Glassworks, an original painting by Washington artist Mary Arnold, and so much more!

 

For just $5 you have the opportunity to take home an original Jim Kingwell glass sculpture.

Sunday, September 11

Garden Tea

The final event of the weekend is an English style garden tea at the Tolovana Inn on Sunday, September 11. Attendees will enjoy English style tea while enjoying a presentation by the event’s guest speaker, Sherian Wright. Wright is a retired mechanical engineer with a passion for insects, specifically bees.  She tours regularly giving workshops and conducting speaking events on the topics of bees.  Her book, Mason Bees for the Backyard Gardener, becomes an engaging multimedia display on creating the ideal garden for bees.  A not to miss presentation!

On Sunday, September 11, enjoy an English style garden tea at the Tolovana Inn. Our guest speaker is Oregon author Sherian Wright.

On Sunday, September 11, enjoy an English style garden tea at the Tolovana Inn. Our guest speaker is Oregon author Sherian Wright.

Tea and coffee will be provided by local roasters Sleepy Monk Coffee, treats from EVOO, and even delectable pastries made with love by volunteers.

The Cottage & Garden Tour is the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s annual fundraiser.  It provides 20% of the organization’s annual income and allows them to provide a free field trip program to area schools, seasonal exhibits, and even a free lecture series.  You can purchase tickets to this event now, through the museum’s website.  Tickets for each event may be purchased individually, or as a weekend package. Many of these events sell out, so make your plans as soon as you can.

Each year, this event is supported by some fantastic local businesses – check them out.

Platinum sponsors: Coaster Construction, Escape Lodging, Kimberley Speer-Miller, Oregon Home Magazine, Tolovana Inn

Gold sponsors: Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals, Martin Hospitality, The Ocean Lodge, Tom’s Fish & Chips

Silver sponsors: Cannon Beach Wine Shack, Dogs Allowed, Fresh Foods Cannon Beach, Hallmark

Bronze sponsors: Basketcase, Brimm’s Farm and Garden, Cannon Beach Hardware & Public House, Cannon Beach Hotel Lodgings, Dragonfire Studio & Gallery, Mariner Market, RE/MAX Coastal Advantage

Raffle donations have been provided by: Adrift Hotel, Beth Willis, Cannon Beach Treasure Company, Gabri Kirkendall, EVOO, Human Bean, Icefire Glassworks, Insomnia Coffee, Mo’s, Mary Arnold, Sleepy Monk Coffee

Special thank you to: City of Cannon Beach, Fellner & Kuhn, Tom Olsen Jr.

TICKETS

Cottage Tour, 2006.

Cottage Tour, 2006.

Attention Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour fans and fans of home tours!  It’s almost time to put on your walking shoes to take a tour through Cannon Beach’s unique homes and gardens.  Advance tickets will be available for purchase on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015.  The Tour will take place on September 12 and 13, 2015.  Cannon Beach has been featured in National Geographic  “The World’s Most Beautiful Places” issue and was selected as one of the 100 essential spots for travelers to visit.  Recently, the town has also been named one of the best beach towns by Coastal Living.

The Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour focuses on architectural design, unique history, and the interior style quintessential to Cannon Beach.  And that’s just the tour of homes and gardens!  Attendees are also invited to a series of weekend-long events, concerts, and presentations.

Walk or bike the tour, that's up to you.

Walk or bike the tour, that’s up to you.

An impressive kitchen, featured on the 2014 Cottage & Garden Tour.

An impressive kitchen, featured on the 2014 Cottage & Garden Tour.

The first of these events is the ever popular luncheon and lecture on Saturday, September 12 at noon.  The luncheon will be prepared by tour favorite Culinary Capers and will take place at the Tolovana Inn.  Culinary Capers has been creating local and organic fare for the past three years of the tour.  The “lecture” portion will be a round table style discussion with long-time locals, historians, and friends of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum.

After the presentation, attendees are invited to begin the self-guided home and garden tour at 1:00 p.m.  Maps and tickets be available at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum (1387 South Spruce Street) or at the Coaster Theatre (108 North Hemlock).  The Tour will take place in the area around EVOO and the Presidential Streets. Don’t miss the Cannon Beach Charter School’s lemonade stand. This is the second time the Charter School has partnered with the Cannon Beach History

Center & Museum to promote its efforts to bring an elementary school back to Cannon Beach.  Who can say no to a glass of lemonade served by a group of cute kiddos?

Cannon Beach Academy "Charter School" will return for the 2015 Tour.  Don't miss these cute kids and support a great project!

Cannon Beach Academy “Charter School” will return for the 2015 Tour. Don’t miss these cute kids and support a great project!

After all of that walking, attendees are invited back to the Museum to enjoy Maggie & the Cats live in concert, wine, beer from Fort George, tasty treats, and of course, the quilt raffle.  Maggie & the Cats is spear-headed by long-time residents Maggie Kitson and Richard T, and their team of professionals.  The group will rock the evening away with soulful blues, R&B, and funk. This event starts at 6:00 p.m.

"Jellyfish" was created by textile artist Constance Waisanen.  A combination of batiks, hand-dyed fabrics and intricate stitch work create this tide pools of Cannon Beach inspired quilt.

“Jellyfish” was created by textile artist Constance Waisanen. A combination of batiks, hand-dyed fabrics and intricate stitch work create this tide pools of Cannon Beach inspired quilt.

As part of this ever-growing fundraiser, the Museum offers a raffle of local textile art.  This year, the quilt was created by local textile artist Constance Waisanen and is entitled Jellyfish.  Waisanen integrates hand-dyed fabrics, batik, and unique stitch work to create engaging and emotive pieces worthy of any art gallery wall.  Jellyfish is a colorful exploration of the sea-life found in the tide pools of Haystack Rock.  For just $5 you have the opportunity to take this amazing piece home.

Debbie Teashon.

Debbie Teashon.

The final event will be an English style garden tea at the Tolovana Inn.  Enjoy a selection of Oregon made teas, homemade scones and other treats in a flower-filled setting.  Debbie Teashon owner of the Rainy Side Gardner and co-author of “Gardening for the Homebrewer: Plants for Making Beer, Wine, Gruit, Cider, Perry, and More” will be giving a presentation entitled, “Life Beyond the Two-Season Garden Party.” Annual plants come and go, and we love their short-term bursts of fabulous colors. Yet here in the Northwest, perennials, shrubs, and trees can throw a party in the garden for more than two seasons. Toss in a few bulbs, and a pinch of design tips, and you have a recipe for a luscious garden.  Debbie Teashon presents the true stars of the Northwest garden & plants that spice up your garden in, around, and beyond the typical growing seasons.  Teashon is also a freelance garden writer, book author, and award winning photographer.  This event starts at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 13.

Cottage & Garden Tour Schedule of events 2015.

Cottage & Garden Tour Schedule of events 2015.

For those interested in volunteering or sponsoring this fabulous fundraiser, you may contact Elaine Trucke at elaine@cbhistory.org.

Sponsored by: Coaster Construction, Tolovana Inn, Escape Lodging, Martin Hospitality, The Ocean Lodge, Driftwood Inn,

Tom’s Fish & Chips, Cannon Beach Property Management, Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals, Pig n’ Pancake, Trucke’s 1-Stop

With special support from (and thanks to) Constance Waisanen, Oregon Historical Society, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Fort George Brewery, City of Cannon Beach, and Tom Olsen Jr.

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