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The Ferndale Museum

Staff, board, and project leaders for the Ferndale Museum include, from top left, director Lynn Lourenco; research director, Ann Roberts; board members Kathleen Bullard and Lynette Matyschock; newsletter editor and videographer, Brian Christensen; row two: board members, Kerry Chartkoff, Jo Anne Godinho, Pat Lydon, and president Mary Enos-Lenardo; row three, bookkeeper Wanda Baird, assistant director of research Nancy Kaytis-Slocum; board member Kelli Boots; row three: director emeritus Don Andersen; award-winning garden & kitchen crew, Ginger Nunes, Irene Bryant, and Barbara Carlson; row four, board member Karen Olsen; row five, webmaster Ellen Briggs with Mack; director of media & marketing, Wendy Lestina; board member, Mary Ellen Boynton.

Board of Trustees

  • President, Mary Enos-Lenardo
  • Vice President, Kelli Boots
  • Secretary, Kerry Chartkoff
  • Treasurer, Kathleen Bullard
  • Members: Pat Lydon, Jo Anne Godinho, Mary Ellen Boynton, Karen Olsen, Lynette Matyshock

Volunteer Staff Leaders

  • Volunteer Coordinator, Jo Anne Godinho
  • Sweet Memories, Lynette Matyshock
  • Construction and Maintenance, Pat Lydon
  • Garden, Irene Bryant, Ginger Nunes, and Barbara Carlson
  • Accessions Management, Karen Olsen
  • Research, Ann Roberts and Nancy Kaytis-Slocum
  • Quilt Block Trail, Mary Ellen Boynton
  • Director-on-Leave, Don Andersen


Statement of Purpose

The purpose of The Ferndale Museum, as an historical and educational museum, is to foster an appreciation and understanding of the culture and heritage of Ferndale, the lower Eel River Valley and the area as far south as the Mattole River Valley. The objectives are to be achieved through the collection, preservation and display of artifacts that pertain to or were used by the residents of the area. The museum will conduct research and publish material of historic nature for the education and interest of residents and visitors to our area.

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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

Winter Hours
Wed. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun. 1 - 4 p.m.