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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 begins once more on January 20 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 Iron Curtain and he continued to sell out performances there for two decades after.

Stowell teaches intjohn-stowell-2016ernationally. 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 $10 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.

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

This event has been sponsored by Martin Hospitality.

Holiday Celebration


Family, friends, kids, Oregonians! It’s time to have a little fun and maybe laugh a little. On Saturday, December 17, the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum welcomes you to their annual holiday and appreciation event. Between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. the museum will offer a series of fun festivities, tasty treats, and even a raffle!

Enjoy hot chocolate, apple cider, delicious Sleepy Monk coffee, and even a delightful holiday punch. The museum staff will have homemade cupcakes, brownies, and other tasty treats for you to enjoy.

Bring the kiddos for story time at 1:00 p.m. when Executive Director, Elaine Trucke and Archivist, Liz Johnson read from their favorite holiday tomes. The kids will also love the museum’s own Christmas Banana.

“Everyone has a Santa,” says director Elaine Trucke, “we have the Christmas Banana.” While the story behind the potassium carrying holiday loving character is a bit unclear, one can’t help but be curious.

In addition to the Christmas Banana, museum staff will be sporting their favorite holiday ugly sweaters all day. Enjoy a relaxing coloring session or learn some unique Cannon Beach history. The coloring contest will have an adult competition group – let’s get artsy! As well as a teen group 13-19, kids 4-11, and the abstract stylings of ages three and below.

Don’t miss the free raffle! Everyone that visits the museum on Saturday, December 17 will automatically be entered to win a Terrible Tilly Hoodie or basket of goodies from Bruce’s Candy Kitchen (one entry per person.) Not to mention, everything in the Museum’s gift shop will be 40% off for active members! Sounds like a perfect holiday treat!


Join artists Kristin Shauck and Tim Liddiard at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum as they open their latest exhibit “Of Two Minds: A Collaborative Exploration Between Tim Liddiard and Kristin Shauck.” The exhibit will open this Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Tim Liddiard was born in Chihuahua, Mexico and moved to the United States when he was 15 years old. He lived and studied in Texas and Utah before relocating to the Northwest. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Portland State University in Oregon, and has been taking art classes and practicing art for fifteen years. His artmaking approach is process based and is strongly influenced by his broad work experience, including garment dyeing, working in construction, teaching, and truck driving. He has exhibited his artwork regionally in the state of Oregon.


Painting by Tim Liddiard

Kristin Shauck holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing (magna cum laude) from Baylor University in Waco, Texas (1989) and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Texas A&M Commerce (1993). Having taught at the college level in both Texas and South Dakota for over a decade prior to relocating to the Northwest, she is currently in her thirteenth academic year teaching painting, drawing, and design at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, where she also serves as founding director of Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century, an annual international competition of figurative art. She has exhibited her own artwork in various regional and national exhibitions as well as internationally in England, Japan, and India.

The exhibit is an exploration of both artists varied past and experience. Each piece is an inspiration of color. Liddiard says, “Inspired by color field paintings as a springboard for my explorations, I am interested in experimenting with how colors interact, starting with simpler color combinations and progressing to more complex.” The show integrates Shauck’s own philosophy and love of nature as well. Shauck says,” Since my childhood, I have always felt a deep connection to and fascination with animals of all kinds, from the tiniest insect to the largest mammals, and have always experienced a profound sense of both awe and joy while in their presence. I seek to capture the essence of both humans and animals by beginning each painting with a very spontaneous, gestural approach, drawing initially with either chalk or directly with a brush, and progressing with many obsessive layers of vibrant color.”

The exhibit will be on display from December 3 through February of 2017.

In early January 1881, the Bristish ship Lupatia wrecked on Tillamook Rock, a wreck that killed 16 sailors and had only one survivor – a shepherd dog that accompanied the crew.  The Lupatia was known as a “bark” ship, or a ship with three masts, and wrecked a mere three weeks before Tillamook Rock Lighthouse went into full operation. Captain Wheeler, who oversaw construction of the lighthouse, roused his crew when startled by the sound of voices outside.

“The weather was thick, with a strong southwest gale,” says Lewis and Dryden’s Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. “They at once sighted the red light of a ship inshore, and heard a terror-stricken voice give the order, ‘Hard aport.’” Wheeler ordered his crew to place lanterns in the uncompleted tower and began building a bonfire to warn the vessel of the rock only 600 feet away. Unfortunately for the Lupatia it was too late.

“Her yards were aback, and she seemed to be working out of the dangerous place, but soon afterward the red light disappeared, and no further cries were heard from those on board,” says Lewis and Dryden. The lighthouse workers were optimistic that perhaps some crew had survived the incident, but the following day, 12 dead bodies were discovered on the nearby beach. Whining amongst them was the dog, more fortunate than his human companions.

Not every shipwreck on the Oregon Coast claimed the lives of sailors. In fact, the wreck of the Peter Iredale in 1906 left all 27 people on board unharmed, including two stowaways. By the time the Peter Iredale reached Tillamook Head in October of 1906, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse had been in operation for nearly 25 years. The ship’s lookout sighted the lighthouse at 3:20 a.m., so the course was altered, but the wind shifted, a heavy northwest squall struck the vessel, and the ship ran aground.


Peter Iredale, c. 1906

“We consider that everything was done by the master to get his ship out of danger,” said P.L. Cherry of the British Vice-Consul in November 1906. “The set of the current and the sudden shift of the wind drove him so close in that in the act of wearing around to get his ship’s head off shore, she stranded.” Most coastal residents have seen the wreckage of the Peter Iredale at Fort Stevens State Park, formerly a military outpost, where the rescued sailors from the wreck were fed, clothed, and housed after the incident.

Not all shipwrecks occurred in poor weather, however. On October 1, 1913, a beautiful day with calm seas and nearly no clouds, the Glenesslin, bound for Portland, was sighted sailing unusually close to Nehalem shores.  Historic Cannon Beach citizen Paul Bartels recounted his impressions of the wreck in a 1978 oral history.  “The Glenesslin came in at Neahkahnie Mountain,” Bartels told the Cannon Beach History Center. “I took the picture with one of those old-timey cameras, you know the kind that you have to throw the black rag over your head.”

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The Glenesslin, photo by Paul Bartels


“The day was nice and the old sea captain, he had been hittin’ it pretty heavy, because they were coming ashore. You see, they wanted to get rid of the whiskey,” Bartels said. “They were all pretty well loaded up, and he said he was going to lay down a while. At 2 o’clock he was woken up and they had changed course. They were coming up on the rock and there was no wind so they just plowed right into the rock. The Court of Inquiry held to determine the cause of the wreck confirmed the suspicions of helpful beach-goers who helped tie lines to the rocks on shore and pull the 21 drunken crewmen to safety. There was no mistaking the odor of liquor on many of the survivors, reports said.

For his negligence, Captain Owen Williams, master of the ship, as well as his second mate John Colefield, were suspended for six months. The first mate F.W. Harwarth got off with a reprimand.


The Glenesslin and her crew

No matter the cause of the tragic ends of the thousands of vessels that have met their deaths on the Oregon Coast, one thing is for sure, the Graveyard of the Pacific holds the ships’ ghost stories somewhere in her stormy depths.



Trivia DesignBack by popular demand is the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum’s trivia contest event. This family friendly event is a great way to bond or to compete for the highest prize. This one-day event takes place on Saturday, November 5, 2016 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

At just $2 a sheet and an almost guaranteed chance to win some candy from Schwieterts Cones and Candy, it is a must-do! Each card contains ten questions that must be answered while in the Museum. No cell phone or internet searches are allowed! All of the questions are contained within the Museum’s exhibits and displays.

“The event is a combination of scavenger hunt and trivia contest,” explains Director, Elaine Murdy-Trucke, “the answer to every single question are contained within the Museum’s exhibits, even the bonus questions.”


Come stretch your brain organ!

Those who answer all ten questions correctly will win a prize. You can only win once, but you will win! The staff and volunteers will make sure of that. While they cannot give you answers, they can guide you in the right direction.

The Museum will offer brain food in the form of Sleepy Monk coffee and a few light snacks. Writing materials and writing stations will be provided throughout the Museum. Candy prizes have been provided by Schwieterts Cones and Candy of Cannon Beach. You won’t want to miss this fun event!

The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum has become well-known for its displays of beautiful textile work, but the organization likes to spread its wings every now and again. This fall, we are looking forward to hosing an exhibit by Stirling Gorsuch. On Saturday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m., Gorsuch’s latest exhibit, Oregon Visions opens at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. Gorsuch is a Cannon Beach native and rising star in the art community with his printed creations.


Phase Dance II by Stirling Gorsuch

The pieces for Oregon Visions span the last few years of his work, which was inspired by the beautiful contrasting landscapes of Oregon. Gorsuch says, “My choice to focus on landscape in my work originated from my upbringing in Cannon Beach.” He memoralizes time spent by a bonfire, stargazing, hiking soggy trails, and surfing frigid Pacific summer waters. Gorsuch also spent several years in Bend, an area that has become as much of an inspiration as Cannon Beach with its drastically different seasons, raging forest fires, and snowy blizzards. These “intense natural phenomena became central themes in my work.”

Over the years, Gorsuch says that he has experienced “a shift in how I perceived landscape, not just as a place, but also as a subject for further investigation into how time shapes environments.”


In a word, “Oregon Visions” is Oregon. Oregon now and Oregon as it was. Inspired, breathtaking, and beautiful. His prints integrate landscapes that we know and love with angular and geometric shapes creating iconographic symbols, such as a four-paned window. Now living in Portland, Gorsuch balances his time between the coast and the desert and is inspired by both. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet this talented and humbled artist at the Oregon Visions opening on Saturday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy tasty morsels and libations. The exhibit will be on display at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum for a relatively short time, just through November.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


This tiny museum is home to thousands of artifacts, each with their own unique history. From the Vault showcases nearly twenty different objects and photographs from the depths of the Museum’s archives. These artifacts have been explicitly chosen for their uniqueness and pertinence to the history of Cannon Beach. Visitors will discover the stories behind these unseen treasures. One of the iconic artifacts featured is the saddle used by Mary Gerritse while riding her horse Prince to deliver the mail along the coastline. The saddle is accompanied by entries from her journal sharing her harrowing story of nearly falling from a cliff side, to coming face to face with both a mountain lion and a bear, at different times. Gerritse took over the mail route when her husband was unable. She acted as the area’s mail carrier from 1897 until 1902.


The saddle Gerritse wore while riding her favorite horse, Prince.

The exhibit will also feature an artifact with a slightly more macabre origin, the head of Cannon Beach’s own headless horseman. In 1964, the community of Cannon Beach was inundated with a tsunami. The tsunami was caused by a Megathrust quake with an epicenter at the head of glacier-ringed College Fiord, 75 miles from the town of Chenega. It also severely damaged Cannon Beach’s flow of summer tourists. The following year in 1965, locals Betty Dueber and Bill Steidel, along with other merchants, devised a plan to create some positive publicity for Cannon Beach. The Swigert family loaned a solid black horse each weekend and promptly at noon the bells in the Presbyterian Church would ring, and the headless horseman would enter the downtown area and gallop down the main street. The horseman, whose identity was never publicly disclosed, would gallop down the street with the human head covered with a blanket, and with all the children chasing the horse trying to determine who the actual rider was.

The exhibit also features recently donated images taken by Frank Woodfield and the Warren Family of the Warren Hotel. These images have never-been-seen by the public and share not only the tale of the old hotel, but show the humor of the photographers and the Warren family.

Discover tidbits of Cannon Beach history that you won’t find anywhere else!  On display now through December of 2016.


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.

Dr Doug Wilson

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 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

Cottage Tour Collage 2016 for website and social media 1

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.


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