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The Ferndale Museum

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The Ferndale Museum is dedicated to presenting programs and exhibits that educate, entertain, and inspire our community to embrace and preserve its rich, unique history. We welcome new ideas  -- and new volunteers to help implement those ideas. To be part of the fun, give us a call at 707-786-4466 or drop us a line at

lynn in hat with cub scouts
Lynn Lourenco, on right, dons a World War I “doughboy” helmet while sharing memorabilia and stories about the “Great War” with a Cub Scout troop from Eureka. Young people are welcome at the museum, and we often host field trips from local schools and youth organizations. Call Lynn at 707-786-4466 to organize one for your groups.


August 16-26: Humboldt County Fair. Come and see our historic exhibit in the Marie Giampaolo Friendship Square Museum!
September 22: We are a co-sponsor, with the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and Ferndale’s churches, of “Peoples & Steeples,” a cultural, historical and architectural tour of Ferndale’s churches, past and present, and church-related properties. Tickets include maps. Scavenger hunt, food, family fun all day. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., tickets $5. For more information: Call us at 707-786-4466.


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.
Sun. 1-4 p.m.
June, July, August and September.
Genealogy assistance available.
Advance notice is appreciated. ​ ​