Members of the Ferndale Museum receive 6 copies a year of Our Story magazine.
Village of Ferndale
Humboldt County Visitor Information
Humboldt Room, HSU Library Special Collections
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.
Through the middle of August museum is open on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Genealogy assistance available.
Marji Smith, at left, with a museum visitor at the Seth Kinman display. Marji is a docent, and welcomes visitors to the museum one afternoon a month.
Saturday, November 11, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., at the Ferndale Repertory Theatre, Letters Home, the feature-length documentary movie, produced in 2010 by the Ferndale Museum about the participation, both in the armed services and on the home front, of the Eel River/Bear River/Mattole Valleys in World War II. Over 22% of the total population of that region served in the armed forces (the national average was 12%). Letters Home won the Western History Association's Autry Public History Award in 2011 for the best contribution in the U.S./Canada to the public's understanding of a historical event. This movie was last shown on Veterans Day 2010. Tickets ($10) may be purchased (in October) at Becker's Insurance, Rings Pharmacy, The Ferndale Museum; or on-line at ferndalemuseum.com. For more information: 707-786-4466
TBA: New Volunteer Orientation at the Museum. The orientation will include a tour of the museum, refreshments, and training for research room and docent opportunities. Call Lynn Lourenco at the museum (707-786-4466) for more information, or email the director of volunteers, JoAnne Godinho.
Corner of Shaw & Third Sts.
515 Shaw (Map)
Post Office Box 431
Ferndale, California 95536-0431 USA
Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tues. 7 - 9 p.m.
Sun. 1 - 4 p.m.
Through the middle of August museum is open on Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Genealogy assistance available.