Trivia Day at Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

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Cannon Beach History Center & Museum
Honors Smithsonian’s Annual Museum Day with Trivia Contest

Cannon Beach, Oregon – Smithsonian’s Annual Museum Day is usually celebrated by offering free admission like the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums. So, what can the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum do to celebrate when admission is always free? Offer up a family-friendly fun day of trivia, of course. Join us Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. as we honor the Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day, a nation-wide celebration of boundless curiosity.

Offering free admission on Museum Day represents a national movement to increase access, equity and inclusion. We are proud of the fact that Cannon Beach History Center & Museum offers donation-based admission every day. This allows everyone to explore our museum regardless of ability to pay. But as an extra bonus, to honor the spirit of the day, we are bringing back our popular trivia contest event. This is a great way to bond and maybe even win a prize.

The contest works like this. Each competitor can play once for free and can purchase a trivia card for $2 each thereafter. Each card contains ten questions that must be answered while in the Museum. No cell phone or internet searches are allowed! The correct answers to all ten questions are contained within the museum’s exhibits and displays. Can’t find the answer? Ask a staff member who will point you in the right direction. Honestly, you can’t lose, but you can only win once. The Museum will offer brain food in the form of Sleepy Monk coffee and a few light snacks. Writing materials and writing stations are provided throughout the museum.

The museum will be showcasing two temporary exhibits – Shipwrecks of the Oregon Coast and the Pacific Northwest Dirt Fishing exhibit. Our permanent exhibits feature a Native American Longhouse replica, the history of Cannon Beach, and the original cannon that gave Cannon Beach its name.

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