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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!

Raffle Tickets Now On Sale!

We have some amazing items we are raffling off for this years fall raffle. A few of our big items are an original Icefire Glassworks signed by the artist Jim Kingwell, and an original framed print by local artist Jeffrey Hull. You could even have a chance to win a one night stay at the Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach, or a one night stay at the River Inn at Seaside. We will have a variety of other prizes you could win from a gift card for your favorite cup of joe, to a book from a local author.

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Carol’s Geraniums By Jeffrey Hull

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Original piece by Icefire Glassworks

Drawing will  take place at the museum on Saturday, September 9, as part of the Museum’s annual fundraiser the Cottage and Garden Tour. You do not have to be present to win.  You can purchase your raffle ticket in person at the museum, over the phone at 503-436-9301, or at our online gift shop.

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!

Attention textile artists, quilters, crafters and art enthusiasts! The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum will be opening a textile exhibit this April. Throughout the year the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum hosts artists from all over the Pacific Northwest.
April’s show will feature local artist Constance Waisanen. She is a creative and innovative quilter. She transfers original drawings to freezer paper templates, which are used to cute precise individual pieces. She integrates batik, hand-dyed and painted fabric – even using Shibori techniques! Each piece is marked and meticulously sewn together by home machine. The topstitching is done free motion on a standard sewing machine.
Purple trees quiltWaisanen’s exhibit is an exploration of organic forms, patterns, and images of our local resources. Trees will be on display through May of 2017. She says of her style, “In putting together this show I gathered together three series that are related but distinctly different. In the first series a single piece of hand dyed fabric serves as the ground for a tree like form. I love the shapes of trees and the metaphor of tree as life, grounded and rooted in the earth, solid yet flexible, always reaching for the light. The second series are “scrolls”, with imagery and poetry that explores the spiritual connection I feel when immersed in nature. The third series consists of crosses, another tree, rooted in the earth.”
Trees will open on Saturday, April 8 at 6:00 p.m. a meet and greet with the artist, Constance Waisanen, to discuss her techniques and inspiration. The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum welcome everyone and will be providing wine and hors d’oeuvres. A special thank you to Cannon Beach’s own Center Diamond for sponsoring this event. Center Diamond has been selling fabric for over twenty years in Cannon Beach with a focus on contemporary batiks, brights, Asian, landscape/beach and modern fabrics. A favorite for many local quilters and textile artists!

For more information visit www.cbhistory.org, find us on Facebook or call 503.436.9301

Carolyn Cruso, an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and composer, returns to Cannon Beach for the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum’s annual acoustic concert series on March 31 at 7:00 p.m.

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Cruso is a versatile performer who is equally comfortable on the hammered dulcimer, flute, and guitar. She performs a diverse array of original tunes and songs as well as traditional material. Her voice and stylings have been compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt. Her instrumental compositions are mainly for the hammered dulcimer and are inspired by her strong connection to nature as well as her extensive travel and the cultures she’s encountered along the way. Her unusual and lyrical approach to the dulcimer especially delights audiences.

“Boundless highlights both Carolyn’s fluid playing style and the broad knowledge of Celtic music she brings to her compositions. A gorgeous listen throughout!” – Sing Out! Magazine

“For the adventerous listener…Cruso’s voice has the ability to go from folk to jazz to late night and sultry blues without advertising the change…a lot more going on here than folk…a very fluid album.” -Frank Gutch, Folk Acoustic Music Exhange, (F.A.M.E.)

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Seating for the Cruso concert is limited. Tickets are just $15 with the proceeds benefiting the Museum’s seasonal exhibits and free lecture series. Cost of the ticket includes tasty treats and donated libations. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop.

 

Lodging for this event has been sponsored by Sea Breeze Court of Cannon Beach, Oregon!

 

*The 2017 Acoustic Folk! Music Series has been sponsored by Martin Hospitality of Cannon Beach, Oregon!

 

 

Looking for a raucous good time, then look no further than the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum’s concert series from blues to jazz, to rock and everything in between. On Friday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m., the Museum welcomes Portland’s own Three Pound Note. Three Pound Note performs traditional Welsh, Cornish, and English Folk music, and will be highlighting music from Wales and Cornwall. In addition, you will hear songs from Scotland, Ireland, and England presented with relevant historical insight and a good amount of native wit.

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Lead vocalist, Andrea Wild, was born in Liverpool, England. She grew up with the sibling singing tradition emphasizing harmony and a cappella performance. Andrea’s mother was from Caernafon, Wales, and moved to Liverpool with her grandmother and grandfather (Nain and Taid) during WWII. As a result, Andrea and her brother, Straford grew up in a Welsh speaking household hearing traditional Welsh songs from infancy. They began singing in folk clubs throughout the North of England and Andrea was a regular at Liverpool’s Irish Centre.

After moving to the Unite States, Andrea continued to sing with her brother, Straford. They collaborated with Oregon Symphony cellist, Jim Smith in the band, Both Wild, and performed at folk festivals and music venues throughout the U.S. Both Wild released a CD recording in 2002, Just Say Nevoth.

Andrea has hosted Irish, world folk, and soul music programs on Portland’s independent KBOO radio. Her native wit and clear articulation earned her a go-to position within the community for hosting and emceeing all manner of music, cultural, charity, and civic events. Andrea joined PSU Chorale and earned a longed-for opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall. Andrea just got back from a trip to Pwllheli, Wales, and is excited to perform a number of songs in the Welsh language.

On guitar, mandolin, and melodeon is Hugo Glanville. Hugo started singing in Folk Clubs in England in his early teens, but didn’t find his solo singing voice until he moved to the United States and started leading pub-singing sessions with The Bridgetown Morris Men.

He led several songs on Bridgetown’s first CD – “All About the Ale”, and has performed as a singer at Seattle Folklife Festival and Princeton Folk Festival. He performed as part of a Trio called Village Briar that came together annually to sing songs of a darker and more sinister tradition at Dark Harvest Ballad events, annually, and more recently created a sea shanty group called Stormalong that had its inaugural performance at The Global Folk Club hosted by Andrea.

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Soon after Hugo and Andrea met, they realized that they grew up in England at roughly the same time with the same music being played in the folk clubs they attended. The ‘duo’ offers them both great opportunities to perform songs from the English repertoire at pubs, wineries, folk festivals and private events. Joining Three Pound Note is Portland-based Uilleann piper, Preston Howard.

Seating for this concert is limited. Tickets for the Three Pound Note concert are just $15 with the proceeds benefiting the Museum’s seasonal exhibits and free lecture series. Cost of each ticket includes tasty treats and donated libations. The music starts at 7:00 p.m. amd the doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can purchased at the Museum, over the phone (503-436-9301), or through the online gift shop.

 
Lodging for this event has been sponsored by Bob & Sandi Lundy of Cannon Beach, Oregon!

The Acoustic Folk! Music Series has been sponsored by Martin Hospitality of Cannon Beach, Oregon!

 

 

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