The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Cottage & Garden Tour, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13. Advance tickets will be available for purchase on Wednesday, July 1. This year, the tour will take place in the neighborhood around First Street and the Presidential Streets.

The weekend-long events will begin on Saturday, Sept. 12, with a luncheon and lecture at the Tolovana Inn (3400 S. Hemlock). Enjoy a luncheon prepared by local caterer, Culinary Capers, while enjoying a presentation on the unique history of Cannon Beach. This event will begin at noon.

After the presentation, attendees are invited to begin the Cottage & Garden Tour at 1 p.m. There will be selection of beach dream homes, cozy cottages, historic splendors, and well-manicured gardens. Tour maps will be available on the day of the tour and ten minutes prior to the start of the tour. Tickets and maps may be picked on the day of the tour from the east side porch of the Coaster Theatre (108 N Hemlock St.) or at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum (1387 S. Spruce St.)

After the tour, attendees are invited to the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum for wine, live music, and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Sweet Charity. The highly anticipated quilt raffle will take place at 7 p.m. The quilt was created by local textile artist Constance Waisnanen and will be unveiled at the Cannon Beach Farmer’s Market on Tuesday, June 30. Music will be provided by local favorite Maggie & the Cats.

A perfect close out for the weekend of events is the Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tea. Enjoy a traditional English style tea while listening to a presentation by Debbie Teashon. Teashon is the owner of Rainy Side Gardeners and co-author of “Gardening for the Homebrewer: Plants for Making Beer, Wine, Gruit, Cider, Perry, and More.” She is also a freelance garden writer, book author, and award winning photographer. The title of her presentation, “Life Beyond the Two-Season Garden Party,” will focus on gardening in the Pacific Northwest. 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 and plants that spice up your garden in, around, and beyond the typical growing seasons. This event will take place at the Tolovana Inn at 11 a.m.

Tickets for each event are available to purchase separately. Luncheon and lecture tickets are $25, Home and Garden Tour tickets are $30, and Garden Tea tickets are $20. A weekend event package is $60. Tickets will be available through the Museum’s online gift shop ( or by phone at (503) 436-9301 on Wednesday, July 1.


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