Clarke Memorial Museum

Description

In the stately home of a former bank (built in 1912), the Clarke Historical Museum showcases furniture, clothing, and other remnants of Victorian life in Humboldt County. By the late 1800s, many Eureka residents were growing wealthy from the area's booming lumber and ship-building industries. Their homes began to reflect this rise in income. Inside the museum, visitors can see it first-hand in the elaborate furnishings, ornate decorations, and countless trinkets as they walk through the replica of a period home. A Victorian kitchen and bathroom, pedal organ, and surrey (with the fringe on top) stand in amusing contrast to modern life. Science and history buffs may enjoy exploring Humboldt County's past and its wildlife in two small permanent exhibits, while the American Indian wing, with its collection of baskets, tools, attire and more, offers a glimpse of life in Eureka before the Gold Rush.

Address

240 E St
Corner of 3rd and E
Eureka, CA 95501

Lat/Long

40.80389000, -124.16757900
Visit Website
(707) 443-1947

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