Humboldt County Historical society Events
The Humboldt County Historical Society aims to evoke a sense of place within the local community by connecting Humboldt County residents to the historical context of our shared home. To this end we work to organize events that showcase unique materials from our collections in local public spaces. We hope that public interaction with these materials at local exhibits and events will generate interest and investment in preserving Humboldt County's cultural heritage.
Usher in the holiday season by celebrating the ancient tradition of telling ghost stories at Yuletide in the historic - and haunted - Eagle House. The splendid tour guides of Old Town Haunted History Ghost Tours will open a window onto the "other side of history." Ghostly legends will be presented about the Inn building and Eureka's famous red light district, "North of Fourth."
Historical Society staff will present archival film footage of whaling crews on the high seas in pursuit of whales off the Humboldt coast. Film footage includes shots of the Eureka whaling station at Fields Landing, the last operating whaling station in the country. Recorded in the 1940s, the original reel-to-reel film will be shown using a vintage projector.
Drop by for a sampling of Eurekan history through a carefully curated selection of photographs from the HCHS Photo Collection. These images feature monuments of Eurekan architecture as well as industries long absent from our waterfront. Immerse yourself in the local past while sipping an espresso or indulging in a waffle.