Humboldt County Historical Society

Humboldt History Symposium

November 9, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm

Wharfinger Building, Eureka, CA

This event is free, but registration is required. Lunch is being provided for a donation of $5 (vegetarian and gluten free options available).

Please RSVP through our bookstore.

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Cohosted by the Clarke Historical Museum and the Humboldt County Historical Society, the Humboldt History Symposium is a regional one day conference connecting professional and amateur local historians, representatives of regional historical organizations, including university faculty, students, and researchers in the local community. Our purpose is to energize our local and regional historical community in celebration of and engagement with historical narratives.

Our goals include:

  1. Promote the study and sharing of local historical work .

  2. Forge connections between non-profit historical organizations and the local community.

  3. Increase awareness and visibility of diverse regional research centers, museums, and other historical organizations.

Event Schedule

The day's events will include 20-minute, lecture style presentations. The keynote speaker will be renowned historian, Ray Raphael, with additional presentations by Shirley Laos, Patricia Fleschner, Arlene Hartin, Lynette C Mullen, Mark Castro, Solomon Everta, Kirby Nunn, Pete Johnston, Dawn Thomas, and Jim Garrison.


Exhibit Walk

The exhibit walk will include displays assembled by local historical organizations and individuals that highlight collections and current research. Participating organizations include: Humboldt Heartland, Society of Humboldt County Pioneers, Kinetic Kompendium, OLLI, Six Rivers National Forest, Daughters of the American Revolution, Myrtle Grove Cemetery Association, Trinidad Museum, Clarke Historical Museum,  and Eureka Books.


This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Learn more by visiting California Humanities online here.