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The Ferndale Museum is dedicated to presenting programs and exhibits that educate, entertain, and inspire our community to embrace and preserve its rich, unique history. We welcome new ideas  -- and new volunteers to help implement those ideas. To be part of the fun, give us a call at 707-786-4466 or drop us a line at


May 1: Summer schedule (museum is open on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.) begin.

Marji Smith, at left, with a museum visitor at the Seth Kinman display. Marji is a docent, and welcomes visitors to the museum one afternoon a month.

June 17: Museum welcomes Ferndale High School Golden Grads, class of 1966.

OldSteeple-CharlieBeckold steeple concert hallJune 25: "I, John Brown." A one-man show by Charlie Beck as the famous abolitionist with ties to Humboldt County. Music by Hugh Gallagher. Hosted by Ferndale Museum at The Old Steeple Concert Hall, inside Ferndale Music Company, corner of Berding Street and Ocean Avenue, Ferndale. All ages. $10 at the door. 7:30 p.m. 707-786-7030

July 8: Jul/Aug issue of Our Story magazine reaches members.

September 8: Sept/Oct issue of Our Story magazine reaches members.

September 23: The museum hosts the Pierson Building Center Jerry Rohde lecture on the history of the local tanbark industry, 7 p.m., Ferndale City Hall.

October 10: "Coming of Age in Korea." Ferndale Museum's original documentary about the Eel River Valley men and women who served during the Korean War showing at Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 2 p.m., followed by a 3:30 reception and book signing by Bob Martin, U.S. Marines Korea veteran (his book: To Korea and Back),‚Äč at The Blacksmith Shop Gallery/Annex. Movie admission $10; book, $20. Reception/booksigning, no charge.

October 21: The museum hosts the Pierson Building Center Jerry Rohde lecture on Humboldt County’s history of “Ships and Sails.” 7 p.m., Ferndale City Hall.

November 7: Nov/Dec issue of Our Story magazine reaches members.

December 7: The Ferndale Museum’s annual Appreciation Luncheon, including the award of the “Volunteer of the Year,” 11:30 a.m., Ferndale Danish Hall.

TBA: New Volunteer Orientation at the Museum. The orientation will include a tour of the museum, refreshments, and training for research room and docent opportunities. Call Lynn Lourenco at the museum (707-786-4466) for more information, or email the director of volunteers, JoAnne Godinho.


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

Summer Hours
Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tues. 7 - 9 p.m.
Sun. 1 - 4 p.m.