Mark Your Calendar
HSSA Annual Meeting
Baywood Country Club
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
This year's annual meeting will feature speaker Jerry Rohde, who will talk about the California Barrel Company, at one point Arcata's biggest employer. Tickets are $25, which includes lunch, and can be reserved by calling 707-822-4722. The deadline for reservations is March 7.
All are welcome and we hope to see you there!
See details here.
Annual Collectibles Sale
Saturday, September 19, 2020
HSSA Newsletters Are Here
Welcome to 2020! 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.
Part one of "History of the Arcata Trail Corridor" by Jerry Rohde appears in the Winter 2019 issue of the HSSA newsletter, available here. The essay includes a detailed set of references, available for download here. Part two is in the Summer 2019 newsletter.