To protect our members and visitors, the Phillips House Museum will continue to be closed until further notice.
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HSSA Newsletters Are Here
In the Winter 2021 HSSA Newsletter, find out about the recent "Phillips House Museum Mystery", enjoy articles about Arcata's lost mansion and Shay Locomotive No. 7, and more!
Once upon a time in Sunnybrae (1970), North Coast Museum Alliance talks Covid-19, a tale of two Minor houses, Arcata named "City of the Month" by the state library, and more in the Fall 2020 HSSA Newsletter.
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.