Humboldt Made and the Clarke Historical Museum have teamed up to create a new Visitor Center in Old Town Eureka, with a grand opening on Oct. 14 from 1 to 6 pm, with music, refreshments, music and more.
Besides offering the latest on hikes, lodging, events and other insider tips, the center is offering an impressive collection of locally made goods for sale, including gifts, crafts, jewelry and tastings of local microbrews, wineries and distilleries.
Whether a tourist or a local, a stop in the center is not complete without checking out the Clarke Museum's Native American and early settler collections.
Founded by Eureka High School teacher Cecile Clarke, the museum has been housed in the landmark Bank of Eureka building since 1960. The Clarke Museum proudly displays the rich history of Humboldt County, which includes vibrant Native American cultures, gold rush settlements, the lumber industry, prosperous ranching, farming and livelihoods wrung from the sea.
Walking through period rooms and changing exhibits, visitors can glimpse Victorian elegance, remarkable craftsmanship, and everyday work, home, life and play from Humboldt County’s past.