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Cannon Beach History Center and Museum debuts exhibit

Cannon Beach Gazette

Published on October 11, 2018 10:00AM

File photo@Photo caption:Scott Williams comes to the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum to disc

Photo credit:DEA Picture Library/Deagostini/Getty Images
Photo caption: Migration North Artwork, An artist’s re-creation of the first human migration to North America.

Photo credit:DEA Picture Library/Deagostini/Getty Images Photo caption: Migration North Artwork, An artist’s re-creation of the first human migration to North America.


On Saturday, Oct. 20 the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum presents Dr. Cameron Smith from Portland State University back to talk about the new archaeological discoveries related to the earliest settlements in the Americas.

The center’s new exhibit “Oregon Coast Shipwrecks” opens Thursday, Nov. 8 with a presentation from lead beeswax wreck investigator Scott Williams. His presentation will take place at 4 p.m.

Scott Williams is a maritime archaeologistwho has long been on the track of the beeswax ship. Williams, Principal Investigator for the Beeswax Wreck Project, will present the story of the Beeswax Wreck and the research to identify which ship it was and where the wreck is located.

The events will continue with a presentation from local author Brian Ratty on the Tillamook Rock Lighthoxwuse on Friday, Nov. 9, at 4 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 10 we welcome everyone for a fun trivia event.



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