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. Travel assistance is available for presenters.

Please RSVP using our bookstore, which includes a lunch donation of $5.

Want to be a presenter at the Symposium or have questions? Use the links below, or

Contact Katie at By July 31, 2019.

Sign up to host a table top exhibit here.

Sign up to present a lecture here.

Sign up for presenter travel assistance here.


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

A full schedule of speakers will be listed in early August. All events will take place on:

November 9, 10 am to 4 pm

The day's events will include 20-minute, lecture style presentations. The keynote speaker will be renowned historian, Ray Raphael. Other features of the event include the exhibit walk, lunch, and a raffle.


Exhibit Walk

The exhibit walk will include displays assembled by local historical organizations and individuals that highlight collections and current research.


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.