Humboldt County has such a rich history, and you can explore it for yourselves at the Clarke Historical Museum which is dedicated to the preservation of the regions' history, and features exhibits just filled with artifacts that related to the heritage!
Located in Eureka's historic Old Town, the Clarke Historical Museum features exhibits on the vibrant Native American cultures, the famous Gold Rush settlement, the "Red Gold" of lumber, and even the prosperous ranching of the times!
In fact, the Native American collection from northwest California tribes at the Clarke Historical Museum is considered among the largest and best in the USA!
Kids can learn about farming and livelihoods that were born from the oceans, and even step back in time with period rooms that actually make you feel you are living over 100 years ago!
You can glimpse at Victorian elegance, see remarkable craftsmanship that was thriving at that time, and even see everyday work, home life and play all from Humboldt's past
The wonders of what's UNDER the earth are also displayed with an impressive gem and mineral collection!
Even the building you are in is surrounded in history, with it being a former bank, built in 1912
So take a trip through the rich history books and heritage of Humboldt County at the Clarke Historical Museum - you never know what secrets you might discover!