Unfortunately our museum will be closed until 2021, due to COVID-19. We will keep members informed of changes.
The Annual Collectibles Sale is canceled.
HSSA Newsletters Are Here
In the Summer 2020 HSSA Newsletter, you will find more then-and-now photo comparisons of local structures and sites presented by Tamara Wolski; a look back at local marshland reclamation and restoration, in the last HSSA News article submitted by local historian Don Tuttle; a story of a "historically informed" interior painting project on a mid-century modern Sunny Brae home, inspired by sheltering in place, by Gabrielle Gopinath; and of course, even more.
The Spring 2020 HSSA Newsletter is here. This issue includes a recap of our annual luncheon, a wonderful series of photographs entitled Arcata: Then and Now, and an article on a special silver spoon collection! And of course, other interesting musings and tidbits!
The Winter 2020 HSSA News is available right here. It includes local photos and history from a family whose great grandmother was born in the Phillips House in 1867. A thoughtful piece reflecting upon the importance of local history, written upon return from a year of studying abroad in Ireland, is also included. And last but not least, a list of preservation-related movies compiled for your winter entertainment!
The Fall 2019 issue of HSSA News featured a story about pioneer Arcata dairyman and Assembly member Melvin Parker Roberts, a view of the lasting effects the 1893 World’s Fair had on Arcata, and more. Download a copy here. A full history of Mel Roberts' life, prepared by Glenn Hoyle, is also online here.
Our Summer 2019 HSSA newsletter includes a letter from our president, Alex Stillman, about the temperance-related history of the Arcata Plaza's water fountain, an article by Jerry Rhode on our local railroad history (with references and a copy of pioneer Byron Deming's biography), information on Claudia Israel's new "Beer as Rent" display at the Phillips House Museum, and more! Follow this link to read the news.