Humboldt County Historical Society

Library Lecture Series

Monthly Programs Sponsored by the Humboldt County Historical Society

HCHS Events: Library Lecture Series

Library Lecture Programs sponsored and organized by the Humboldt County Historical Society are hosted at Humboldt County Library's main branch in Eureka on the first Saturday of every month (July, August, and February excluded). The programs are always FREE but capacity is limited - come early to reserve a seat!



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"Mills of Humboldt County" by Dr. Alex Service

Susan J. P. O'Hara and Alex Service have followed up their previous book, Mills of Humboldt County, with a new book, Mills of Humboldt County 1910-1945. Focusing on these eventful years, they relate day to day mill and woods operations in the midst of technological advances, World War I, the Great Depression, preservation activism, labor strikes, and more. During this talk the authors will share many of these historical aspects of life in the mills, as well as the many interesting things they learned while working on this book. They will present a PowerPoint show of photographs of mills, millworkers, mill equipment and more, and sign copies of their new book, which will be available for purchase.