Raise the (New) Roof
Thanks to the Benbow Inn, the Lytel Foundation, the McLean Foundation, Alves Inc. and Bruce Pettit, the Clarke was able to get a brand new roof installed on the historic Bank of Eureka building side of the museum. It's sure to protect our historic building and museum collections for decades to come!
Pillars Get a New "Light" on Life
Opera Alley Display a Huge Hit
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Thanks to Arcata High School photography students, Redwood National and State Parks staff, and Darcy Brown, we were able to enlist the help of the public to put up a fun and touching public display of Redwood Stories on our Opera Alley wall. Stories were accepted during the opening night of our Redwoods Provide(d) exhibit on July 7 and during the Eureka Street Art Festival in August. Hundred of people stopped by the see the wall and close to 100 people contributed their stories. You can view all the stories here along with the photos on the wall that were taken by Arcata High School photography students under the direction of Johanna Mauro and Emily Evans.
Our Second Annual Labor Day Block Party...
...was a roaring success! This year's party included shish ke-babs with veggies and chicken, Al's Oysters,
beer from Six Rivers, Lost Coast and Mad River brewing companies, wine from Violet-Green Winery. The Latin Peppers brought their sweet and spicy tunes out to Clarke Plaza while Wynsome Winds provided relaxing flute music to Nealis Hall. Thank you to all those who volunteered to help with this event and thank you to all those who came out to support!
The Clarke Goes Green!
We've partnered with the Eureka Visitor Center and the Redwood Coast Energy authority to source 100% of our electricity from local and renewable resources through RCEA's REpower+ program. You can learn more about the conversion here!
With changing seasons comes changing exhibits! The Victorian Room is getting a holiday makeover, with mini exhibits on Victorian Halloween traditions in October and Christmas Traditions in December.
The Art Wall will also be changing to feature the works of local artist Cora Wright in celebration of her 150th birthday in December. The exhibit will be open for display on November 3.
With the end of summer, we're planning out next year's exhibits for the museum. The main hall exhibits will change three times in 2019, with exhibits on:
- October 6, 12 noon to 4 in Orick: Stand for the Redwoods Festival at Bald Hills Road-The Clarke hits the road to participate in the Stand For the Redwoods Festival in Orick in partnership with Save the Redwoods League and Redwood National and State Parks.
- October 20, 10-4: Archaeology and Cultural Awareness Day- Learn more about local Native American cultures through the Cultural Passport event, see flintknappers in action, and learn more about what Archaeologists do around Humboldt County.
- November 17, 1 pm at the Clarke Museum: Myrtle Grove Cemetery Talk by Milt Phegley
- Early December: Clarke Museum Tea Party at The Ingomar Club (Carson Mansion)!- More details TBA, follow us on Facebook or check back on our website for more information and to get tickets once they go on sale.