Humboldt Historian


The Humboldt Historian is published quarterly by the Humboldt County Historical Society. A membership to the Historical Society includes a subscription to the Historian.

The Humboldt Historian is also available at Eureka Books in Eureka, and at Northtown Books in Arcata.

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Wednesday 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 friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to answer your questions, recommend the perfect local history book from our bookstore, show you around our extensive research library, and help you get started on your research.

Street & Mailing Address:
703 8th St
Eureka, California 95501

(707) 445-4342
Fax: (707) 445-4146

The Humboldt County Historical Society is located at the former home of the late Helen Wells Barnum. Built by her maternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Reuben Gross, in 1902, the beautiful two-story Colonial Revival style house was donated to the Society in 1993 through Mrs. Barnum's estate.

Humboldt State University Library — Special Collections

HSU Humboldt Room Links — A wealth of local history links and more are found here.

Clarke Historical Museum

North Coast Tribal Websites — On the Clarke Museum Web site, click on "Humboldt County History" in the menu bar on left for an abundance of excellent links.

Ferndale Museum

Historical Sites Society of Arcata

Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum

Humboldt County Public Library