CANNON BEACH - The Cannon Beach Historical Society celebrates the cottages of the east presidential streets with the Cannon Beach Tour of Homes Saturday, Sept. 18. Participants can take a walking tour of local cottages and choose between a luncheon or afternoon tea. Tickets for each separate event are $10 or $9 for CBHS members.

The luncheon tea and lecture starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Cannon Beach Presbyterian Church, 132 E. Washington St. Jill Grady will offer a slide presentation on Cannon Beach cottages, the topic of her forthcoming book. A cultural anthropologist and local resident who lives in a tiny beach cottage named "Tom Thumb," Grady will touch on her past year of research, local cottage architecture and the cultural history of cottages located within the presidential streets neighborhood of Cannon Beach.

The walking tour takes place from 1 to 5 p.m., starting at Madison Park on the corner of Spruce and Madison streets.

At 5 p.m., tour participants can enjoy an afternoon tea and Grady's lecture at the Cannon Beach Presbyterian Church. For information, call the Cannon Beach Historical Society at (503) 436-9301 or (503) 436-0883.

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