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The Ferndale Museum


Make a Memorial Contribution:

*Honor a special person

*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

Memorial donations may be made via PayPal:


Or click here for a printable form to mail in with your contribution.

2018 Memorials

2018 memorials

Memorial donations were given to the Ferndale Museum in honor of these beloved members of our community:


Joanne Anderson
Lois Scilacci Bastas
Ann Branstetter Benton
Floyd Bettiga
Betty Bowles
Marie Boynton
Nina Brown
Robert Bryant
Hank Cooper, Jr.
Ray Costa
Ed Crowl
Maxine Detlefsen
Sylvia East
Marlene Cook Edeline
Geraldine Nunes Ewing
Ann Cook Hampton
Milo Johnson
Rose Enos Johnson
Mary Bugbee Jorgensen
Butch Kessler
Charlie Lakin
Terry Leonardo
Sue Lorenzen
Corrine Losa
Emily Fisher Luis
Kyle Matyshock
Dennis Mauney
Larry Moranda
Brian Muessig
Sheryle Luther Nelson
Antone Pegolotti
Jerry Renner
Franklin Rocha
Jack Russ
Clara Scilacci
Ron Smith
Ellias Sousa
Alice Souza
Vernon Steeves
Annie Tanner
Dayle Waddington

2017 Memorials

Memorial donations were given to the Ferndale Museum in honor of these beloved members of our community: Top, from left: Jim White, Mary Jane Giacomini, Phyllis Davy; 2nd row, Mary Miller, Ida Toste, Kenny Andersen; 3rd row, Rodney Edeline, Pat Tomasini, Paul Boynton; 4th row, Stan Dixon (pictured here with his son, Brendan), Curt Ambrosini; 5th row, Tony Martin, Margot Wells.

Kenny Andersen
Jim Anderson
Landy Anderson
Curt Ambrosini
Pay Boynton
Joe Briseno
Maudene Walling Cooley
William Crane, Jr.
Phyllis Pedrotti Davy
Stan Dixon
Rodney Edeline
Wynema Freeman
Mary Jane Giacomini
Ray Grundhofer
Willis Hadley
Delphine Meister Livingston
Tony Martin
Mary Miller
Yvonne Palmrose
Carla Powell
Carmen Andersen Renfer
Kim McDonald Renner
Hector Senestraro Pat Tomasini
Ida Godinho Toste
Margot Casanova Wells
Jim White


We welcome your visit February through December

Corner of Shaw & Third Streets:
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.
Genealogy assistance available.
Advance notice is appreciated.


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