Members of the Ferndale Museum receive 6 copies a year of Our Story magazine.
Village of Ferndale
Humboldt County Visitor Information
The Depot Museum
Timber Heritage Association
Humboldt County Historical Society
Western History Association
Humboldt Room, HSU Library
CA Office of Historic Preservation
California Preservation Foundation
National Register of Historic Places
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 FerndaleMuseum@gmail.com.
“Walking the Wildcat” is based on a film made by Buck Miner and Bill Selby in 1990, and features tour narratives by Ruth Miner, Joe Russ IV, Jim Cook, Andy McBride, Curly Wright, Claude Richardson and Margot Wells.
The walk up the Wildcat begins at the old Casanova home at the base of the road in Ferndale, and ends on a windy point on Bunker Hill. “A Song for Claude,” is a short feature of Bill McBride eulogizing his friend, Claude Richardson, and singing “Bear River Valley.” “Home on the Grange” was based on a museum interview with Donell McCanless and Buck Miner in 2009. It was expanded to include interviews with other folks from Mattole, and ends with a photographic montage of the Petrolia folk of the mid-20th Century, Irv Drewery calling the Paul Jones, and “The Mattole Waltz,” sung by its composer, Dorothy Short.
7 p.m. The Old Steeple. $5 admission at the door.
Saturday, May 11, 2019: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sweet Memories Dessert Auction & Exhibit, Ferndale City Hall. The silent auction of desserts includes 42 exhibits of the lives of beloved women, past and present, sponsored by their family and friends, a buffet luncheon and wine. Admission $5.
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.
Corner of Shaw & Third Sts.
515 Shaw (Map)
Post Office Box 431
Ferndale, California 95536-0431 USA
Wed. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun. 1-4 p.m.
Genealogy assistance available.
Advance notice is appreciated.