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The Ferndale Museum

Director Lynn Lourenco; volunteer research consultant Ann Roberts; garden tenders Irene Bryant & Ginger Nunes; board members Norma Bessingpas, Joan Katri, Lee Tomasini; volunteer team leader on maintenance and construction George Nichols; media & fund-raising director Wendy Lestina with director of volunteers JoAnne Godinho; accessions manager Karen Olsen; treasurer Dave Carr with board president, Mary Enos-Lenardo; director-on-leave Don Andersen; bookkeeper Wanda Baird; board member Mary Ellen Boynton; webmaster Ellen Briggs

Board of Directors

  • President, Mary Enos-Lenardo
  • Vice President, Joan Katri
  • Secretary, JoAnne Godinho
  • Treasurer, Dave Carr
  • Members: Kelli Boots, Mary Ellen Boynton, Kathleen Bullard, Karen Olsen, Lee Tomasini

Volunteer Staff Leaders

  • Director of Volunteers, JoAnne Godinho
  • Construction and Maintenance, George Nichols
  • Garden, Irene Bryant & Ginger Nunes
  • Accessions Management, Karen Olsen


  • Director, Lynn Lourenco
  • Volunteer Director of Research, Ann Roberts
  • Media & Fund-Raising, Wendy Lestina (707-786-9196)
  • Webmaster, Ellen Briggs/Briggs Arts
  • Bookkeeping, Wanda Baird
  • Research Consultant, Ann Roberts
  • Director-on-Leave, Don Andersen

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of The Ferndale Museum, as an historical and educational museum, is to foster an appreciation and understanding of the culture and heritage of Ferndale, the lower Eel River Valley and the area as far south as the Mattole River Valley. The objectives are to be achieved through the collection, preservation and display of artifacts that pertain to or were used by the residents of the area. The museum will conduct research and publish material of historic nature for the education and interest of residents and visitors to our area.

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We welcome your visit February through December

Corner of Shaw & Third Sts.
515 Shaw (Map

Tours & school groups welcome!

Ferndale Museum
Post Office Box 431
Ferndale, California 95536-0431 USA

Summer Hours
Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tues. 7 - 9 p.m.
Sun. 1 - 4 p.m.