Walk through the grand beach homes, historic cottages and architectural wonders of Cannon Beach during the annual Cottage Tour, September 11-13, 2020. In addition to touring some of the beautiful homes in town, visitors can enjoy live music; take in historical and gardening lectures; and partake in an English-style garden tea.
The tour of homes on Saturday afternoon is the highlight of the weekend, guiding participants through the cottages, dream homes and fairy tale gardens of Cannon Beach with some locations offering music or wine tasting. This year's tour will feature homes in the historic Presidential Streets of Cannon Beach.
Visitors can kick off their weekend with live jazz from Dmitri Matheny on Friday evening at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum's opening reception. Saturday's events begin with a pre-home tour luncheon and talk from the Oregonian’s home design reporter, Janet Eastman at the Tolovana Hall. Eastman will discuss the evolution of housing in Cannon Beach and where it may take us. Janet Eastman will quickly recap the people, culture, climate and materials that impacted our community’s dwellings, and then she will guide us on a lively, positive discussion about preserving and updating historic cottages as well as building new homes that blend into neighborhoods. After the home tour, the Museum invites participants to put on some dancing shoes for an evening of beer, wine, bites and a concert with Julie Amici and Dean Mueller.
The weekend culminates with an English-style garden tea at the Tolovana Hall on Sunday. Attendees can enjoy teas, cucumber sandwiches and scones while listening to a presentation from a gardening professional.
The Cottage Tour functions as the main fundraiser for the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum and allows them to continue to operate as a donation-based museum, as well as enabling them to offer free lecture series and a free field trip program. The Museum will also offer raffle items including art from local artists and a quilt with the drawing to be held during Saturday evening's reception. Event tickets can be purchased individually and will be available at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s website beginning on July 1. For more information, visit the website or call 503.436.9301.