Garden Tea and Lecture – Beaver Tales and Treasure Trails with Doug Kenck-Crispin

Garden Tea and Lecture - Beaver Tales and Treasure Trails with Doug Kenck-Crispin


September 11, 2022    
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Cannon Beach History Center and Museum
1387 S. Spuce St., Cannon Beach, Oregon, 97110

Event Type

Garden Tea with Beaver Tales and Treasure Trails Lecture
To Benefit Cannon Beach History Center & Museum

Cannon Beach, OR – Doug Kenck-Crispin of Kick Ass Oregon History podcast fame enjoys finding quirky, under-represented and not oft-told tales from Oregon’s past. He has travelled the extreme four corners of Oregon, and many of the roads in between, seeking authentic and weird stories of the Beaver State. He will share his stories of Oregon’s Beaver Money and tales of legendary treasures from actual archival maps. Audience members will receive copies of these maps. Doug Kenck-Crispin, his name a result of his “hippie parents”, says this “may be the only history lecture where an audience member could end up stinking, filthy rich”. The filthy rich part depends, of course, on using the maps to find the elusive treasures.

While there is no guarantee of riches, the Garden Tea and Lecture promises to be informative and delicious featuring teas donated by North Fork 53 Communitea Wellness, sweet treats donated by Cannon Beach Bakery and savory tea sandwiches creations. Join fellow history buffs at the Chamber Hall on Sunday, September 11 at 11:00am. The lecture and tea are part of a larger weekend of festivities including the Opening Night Benefit Bash at the museum on Friday evening featuring a splendid Silent Auction and the Cottage & Garden Tour itself. The tour this year, which features the most cottages ever, takes place amidst the Presidential Streets of Cannon Beach on Saturday, September 10 from 12noon to 5pm.

The Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour tickets, which are $40.00 will not sell out and are available the day of the tour. The tickets for the Garden Tea & Lecture have historically sold out, so buy early. Doug Kenck-Crispin, whose writings have appeared in The Oregonian, Portland Monthly, Willamette Week, Street Roots and the Portland Mercury, is an entertaining speaker you will not want to miss. Tickets for the lecture and tea are $25.00 and the proceeds from the entire weekend go to benefit the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum.

The Cannon Beach History Center & Museum is a private not-for-profit organization that preserves and shares the history of the Cannon Beach and Arch Cape area. The museum is alive and well thanks to the many sponsors, supporters, volunteers, members, and donors that are coming together to make the 2022 Cottage & Garden Tour weekend a great success. Visit our website ( for more details and to purchase tickets.