Mark Your Calendar
Sept. 7 & 8
Natural Fiber Fair
Arcata Community Center
Workshop: How to Restore Wooden Windows
Jefferson Community Center
Fall Collectible Sale Phillips House Museum 10-3
HSSA Newsletters Are 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.Adaptive re-use, or "reUrbanism", is featured in the Spring 2019 HSSA newsletter, along with a history of the Hauser-Nixon house, recollections from two sisters who spent many of the past 90 years in Arcata, and more. Download it here, now.
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.
Fires that changed downtown Arcata forever, and the value of a horde of coins in the Caskey collection are featured in the Spring 2017 HSSA News, available here.
The Big Cutoff on the Mad River in 1862 is the subject of the lead story by Don Tuttle in the Winter 2017 HSSA News. Read it here.
The Fall 2016 HSSA News features a story on the Arcata and Mad River Shay Locomotive #7 by Dan Hauser. Download the Fall 2016 HSSA News.
National Historic Preservation Month, updates to the Phillips House Museum, the lumber mills of Arcata and more are featured in the Summer 2016 HSSA News. Get it here.
The Winter 2016 HSSA News describes how the photo collection at the Phillips House is organized and available, what a typical kitchen looked like in the 1920s, and answers some questions you may have had about the Horel House. Download it now.
Sunday is the only day to tour the Museum between 2-4. Visit our living museum. The main gallery has a photographic display of Arcata from 1850 to 1950 and provides an excellent journey through Arcata's history.
Arcata Featured by Office of Historic Preservation
The California Office of Historic Preservation newsletter, "Preservation Matters," features Arcata's historic preservation program in its first issue of 2016, in a piece written by City of Arcata Senior Planner Alyson Hunter. Read it here.