Welcome to Arcata's past

Museum Sunday Openings

The Phillips House Museum has reopened,
Sundays from 2-4.

Arcata Portuguese Hall. Fundado 1916.

Our Fall 2022 newsletter has been published! Click here to read about the interesting pasts of a few iconic Arcata homes, and to hear what’s been happening at the Phillips House Museum!

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The Summer 2022 newsletter continues on with the theme of People Saving Places, featuring articles by Julie Fulkerson and Joyce Plath in which they discuss their unique experiences of saving and rehabilitating historic homes in Arcata. Click here to read the newsletter in its entirety!

May is Preservation Month across the country. This year’s Preservation Month theme of People Saving Places is a national high-five to everyone doing the great work of saving places in ways big and small and inspiring others to do the same! The Spring 2022 Newsletter is devoted to some of our own place-savers, Click here to read!

Our Fall 2021 Newsletter features “What’s Next for the Plaza?” plus an article on the Eureka trolley system (some communities are resurrecting their trolleys to combat climate change); Arcata’s most famous photographer, A.W. Erickson; the return of the Falk Mansion mantel; and more!

Our Summer 2021 Newsletter includes a fascinating article about Essex Ranch and its historic rail mile marker No. 300, an update on Humboldt State’s plans for the Trinity Hospital building, a Phillips House Museum update, and more!

Spring 2021 HSSA News: Learn about the journey of some of the furniture from the Falk Mansion, enjoy an article on Sears homes, and read a tribute in honor of our friend and volunteer, Ann McClary.

More HSSA news and events are here.