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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.

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

September 23: The museum hosts the Pierson Building Center Jerry Rohde lecture on Humboldt County’s history of "Rails, Trails & Sails," 7 p.m., Ferndale City Hall.

October 10: "Korea: The Remembered War." An edited-for-television version of Ferndale Museum's original documentary about the Eel River Valley men and women who served during the Korean War, Coming of Age in Korea. 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 new book, Five Years of My Life: To Korea and Back),​ at 406 Main St. (former Lentz bldg.) Movie admission $10; book, $20. Reception/booksigning, no charge.

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October 21: The museum hosts the Pierson Building Center Jerry Rohde lecture on the history of the local tanbark industry, "Tanbark, Sheep & Apples." 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.