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The Ferndale Museum, through the efforts of its staff and dozens of volunteers, is dedicated to presenting programs that educate, entertain, and inspire our community to embrace and preserve its rich, unique history. In the past year some of our most successful events have been “Who Was Who,” a dramatized tour of the Ferndale Cemetery; a presentation of pioneer Seth Kinman’s buckskins and violin to the Museum by his great-grandchildren; and several showings of the Museum’s original movies, including "Letters Home," "Walking the Wildcat," "Home on the Grange," "The Cameo Fair," and "The Lost Village of Camp Weeott."

We are always eager to welcome new ideas and new volunteers to help plan and implement our events and programs. To be part of the fun, give us a call at 707-786-4466 or drop us a line at FerndaleMuseum@gmail.com

September 26, 2014 "Unique & Useful"

Regional History Series: Pierson Building Center's regional history series comes to Ferndale, with entertaining local historian Jerry Rohde.

If you enjoyed last year talk about the wreck of the cruiser Milwaukee at Samoa Beach, you will find this years presentation of "Unique and Useful" equally entertaining. Humboldt County has always been a remote but resource rich location. For decades locals needed to be mostly self sufficient, since the only significant way to bring in supplies was by ship. Humboldters accordingly made their own bricks and beer, caught their own fish and built their towns from the nearby redwoods. Later the Redwood Highway and the Northwestern Pacific Railroad brought in not only merchandise, but also tourists, the latter visiting Humboldt to look at sights not to be seen anywhere else. Jerry Rohde will look at what was made in Humboldt and what Humboldt was made of -- what made it unique and useful. Several Ferndale area locations are featured, some of which are long forgotten. Do you recall where the Ferndale Brickyard was? The worlds longest concrete girder bridge? The first tank truck for hauling milk? If not, refresh your memories at "Unique and Useful" a uniquely useful historical experience.

This is Jerry Rohde's third year of "Celebrating Life in Humboldt County," an ongoing series of locally staged power point presentations sponsored by Pieson's Building Supply. Free -- and fun. 7 p.m. at Ferndale City Hall.

November 14, 2014 "Flood"

Regional History Series: Pierson Building Center's regional history series comes to Ferndale, with entertaining local historian Jerry Rohde. Free -- and fun. 7 p.m. at Ferndale City Hall.

February 14, 2015 "Love Stories "

Introducing the new Ferndale Museum film: Valentine's Day movie celebrating local romance. Location to be announced, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, tickets, $15.

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Tours and school groups welcome!
Corner of Shaw and Third Streets: 515 Shaw
707-786-4466

Hours
Wed. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
plus Tues. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., June 1- Sept. 30

We welcome your visit February through December. (We close the month of January for maintenance and restoration.)

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Ferndale Museum
Post Office Box 431
Ferndale, California 95536-0431
FerndaleMuseum@gmail.com

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