Help Make History: Donate to the Museum
Items that show how people lived in Humboldt County from the recent to the distant past - items that reflect special happenings and everyday life - items that a local connection or reflect styles and activities known locally - items such as. . .
Community events, weddings, home interiors, streetscapes, sports, trains, workplaces, farming, transportation, lumber, fishing, ship building, area towns, entertainments, tourism, local buildings, local people or people in period fashions, work by local photographers, etc.
Clothing and Textiles
Men's, women's and children's clothing from the 1850s to the present. Accessories: shoes, hats purses, ties, costume jewelry, etc. Quilts, banners, linens, aprons, handwork, etc.
Books and Music
Books on local subjects or by local authors, cookbooks, children's books, local yearbooks, local directories, schoolbooks, some general interest books, sheet music and records in jackets, etc.
Newspapers and Magazines
Local newspapers from 1850 to the present, national magazines on general interest topics: fashion, household, news, entertainment, sports, hobbies, etc. Mail order catalogs.
Letters, greeting cards and Humboldt postcards, posters, invitations, receipts, ledger and ads from local businesses, doctors, events, unions, fraternal groups, clubs, churches, schools, government, elections, entertainment, etc. clothing patterns.
Tools used at home, on farms for hunting and fishing or in local industries and businesses, medical implements, weapons, etc.
Kitchen utensils, china, glass, holiday items, commercial packaging and promotional items, toiletries, art work, home entertainment, kick knacks, small appliances, sports items, smoking accessories, toys, games, campaign buttons, awards from local events, local souvenirs, etc.
Baskets, regalia, and stone artifacts, found locally or from local tribes - the Wiyot, Karuk, Yurok, Hupa and Tolowa.
Remember, history begins yesterday. It need not be "old" to be preserved in the museum for future generations. Donations are tax deductible. The museum is a 501(c) 3 not for profit corporation EIN #94-1651124.
Open Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
240 E Street
Eureka, California 95501
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