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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

Wed. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun. 1-4 p.m.
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Why join The Ferndale Museum?

*Preserve the heritage of our valley

*Provide resource materials for family & genealogical research

*Maintain the documents and photographs of local history

*Support the teaching and disseminating of our history through tours, special events, movies, demonstrations

*Enjoy membership privileges:

  • Six-and-a-half years (2010-2016)—36 issues—of Our Story bimonthly magazine
    free museum admission for member and a guest
    10% discounts at the museum gift shop

There are membership offers for everyone:

  • seniors and students, $20
  • individuals, $25
  • household, $30
  • supporting, $50
  • patrons, $100
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Ferndale Museum, P.O. Box 431, Ferndale, CA 95536

“Our Story,” the bimonthly magazine of The Ferndale Museum, features stories and interviews about the history of the Eel River Valley, personalities, special events, old recipes, and an abundance of photographs from the late 19th Century to the present.

A subscription to "Our Story" is just one of the benefits of museum membership. Don't miss one issue - join The Ferndale Museum today!

Sometimes, the past makes the best present.

Our Story, the bimonthly magazine for members of the Ferndale Museum, is now available as a 268-page book

Our Story collected issues

Four-and-a-half years (2010-2014)—24 issues--of Our Story, the bimonthly magazine for members of the Ferndale Museum, are available in two volumes ($25.99 each or the set for $45 plus s/h). In 385 pages, there are dozens of stories, letters, anecdotes, diary entries and newspaper accounts of people, places, and events over the past 160 years of Eel River Valley history -- all abundantly illustrated with historical photographs and maps. A Ferndale Museum exclusive.  

Order Our Story: $25.99 each or $45 for a set of two

Our Story