Humboldt County Historical Society

From the Barnum House Archive

Audiovisual Media

The Barnum House holdings include audio and video media recordings. Explore our collection of oral interviews, historic films, and taped presentations.

Oral Interviews

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Historic Films

Bernie Bush Sr. Collection: The seven reels of 16mm silent film that comprise the Bernie Bush, Sr. Collection came to the Historical Society from the filmmaker's son, Bernie, Jr. in 2004. These films offer a remarkable glimpse back in time to the people and places of southern Humboldt County. The elder Bush was a pharmacist in downtown Garberville from the 1930s through the 1950s, and the films span those years. Topics range from fire and flood, cats and dogs, to the highways and byways of Redwood Country.


Past Presentations

Luncheon programs listed below are available online (digital membership required). 

February 20, 2011.
"Humboldt Links to the Golden Gate," presented by Ray Hillman

February 21, 2010.
"The Social, Cultural, and Ceremonial Renaissance of North Coast Tribes," presented by Christopher Peters

February 15, 2009.
"Place Names of Humboldt County," presented by Dennis Turner and Jerry Rohde

February 10, 2008.
"The Yurok of Tsurai Village," presented by Axel Lindgren III

February 11, 2007.
"Two Peoples, One Place," presented by Ray Raphael