Humboldt County Historical Society

On the Trail of Humboldt County History?

Please make us a part of your itinerary when visiting Humboldt County!

The Humboldt County Historical Society, located at the corner of 7th and G Streets in Eureka, is the former home of the late Helen Wells Barnum. Built by her maternal grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Reuben Gross, in 1902, the beautiful two-story Colonial Revival style house was donated to the Society in 1993 through Mrs. Barnum's estate.    The Historical Society has monthly lectures at the Eureka Library’s Meeting Room, and our website has quite a few research materials on local history and points to the many, many more that we have here – including genealogical information, 80,000 photos, ledgers of all sorts, incredible maps and lots of others.

Visitors are welcome to ask advice on projects, and to use our extensive library to seek information. We have programs and events in addition to our fine research facility, and welcome the public to attend. Our bookstore carries numerous publications revolving around our past, and our researchers are happy to help you with your questions.  

We also publish our journal, The Historian, four times a year. The journal is one of the benefits of membership. The basic membership rate is $30 per year.
Other resources:
The Humboldt Room at the Main Branch of the Humboldt County Library 1313 Third St., Eureka www.humlib.org

The Clarke Historicial Museum corner of 3rd and E Street in Old Town Eureka  www.clarkemuseum.org.
  Directions:   From Hwy 101 North:
Turn right on G Street, proceed to 7th. From Hwy 101 South:
Turn left on G street, proceed to 7th. The building will be on your left, and is marked on both G and 7th streets. Parking is on the street, but you may wish to use the metered lot at 8th and G, one block west of the Society.