Humboldt County Historical Society
PO Box 8000
Eureka, CA 95502
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Text the word: HUMBOLDTHISTORY To: 21777
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- Special Collections
- Historical Places
- Historical Society
Hours of OperationWednesday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Closed during the month of August, and from December 24 through January 1
Our purpose is to further an understanding and appreciation of all peoples, places, events, and activities of Humboldt County and related areas. Toward this end, we focus on acquiring, preserving, interpreting, creating, and sharing historical information, and by educating and assisting others to do the same. To further these goals, the Humboldt County Historical Society publishes an outstanding quarterly magazine, the Humboldt Historian; maintains a thorough reference library; prints historical books; records and transcribes oral histories of knowledgeable residents; archives valuable collections, and makes the information in those collections available to researchers.
The Historical Society collections include over two hundred historical maps and over 65,000 historical photographs, as well as documents, ledgers, memoirs, and much more. See some examples of what awaits you at the Humboldt County Historical Society.