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Stories from the Clarke

Drawing upon the rich collections of the Clarke Museum, CSU Humboldt, the Humboldt Historical Society, and the Humboldt Maritime Museum, project staff at the Clarke Historical Museum have produced a 3 part television series for PBS-KEET and three exhibits at their museum.

An ongoing revolving exhibit is now up and you can find more information about the NATIVE AMERICAN OBJECTS exhibit – which includes the Hover Collection of Native American basketry and other objects featured in Stories from the Clarke, Part 1 “The Clarke Collections” – HERE.

From JANUARY 28TH – APRIL 30TH, 2015, visitors to the museum can view the newest exhibit, GOOD TIMES IN A PORT CITY, which highlights the history of the local music and dance band scenes, spanning multiple eras and musical trends from the 1930’s until 1990, through historic photos, musical instruments and a variety of promotional materials from both local and visiting artists. More info about the exhibit can be found HERE.

Join us for a free PREVIEW RECEPTION for Stories from the Clarke that will be held at the Clarke Historical Museum in Eureka on FRIDAY, JANUARY 30TH, 2015 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

For more information about the exhibits and reception, please contact Project Manager Bill Morrill at 707-499-6762.

Clarke Historical Museum
240 E Street
Eureka, CA  95501


TUESDAY, FEB. 3rd 7:30-8:00PM – Watch Stories from the Clarke, Part 1 “The Clarke Collections” on PBS-KEET-13 as host Bill Morrill takes a historical look at Cecile Clarke’s mission to celebrate Northwestern California’s cultural diversity with museum collections such as the Native American objects held by the Clarke Historical Museum.

TUESDAY, FEB. 10th 7:30-8:00PM -Watch Stories from the Clarke, Part 2 “Old Town Days and Nights” on PBS-KEET-13 as host Bill Morrill examines the legacy of Old Town Eureka’s bar and brothel days and it’s colorful past as a wide open working man’s town.

TUESDAY, FEB. 17th 7:30-8:00PM – Watch Stories from the Clarke, Part 3 “Good Times in a Port City” on PBS-KEET-13 as host Bill Morrill takes a look at the maritime history of the local shipbuilding and commercial fishing industries on Humboldt Bay, as well as the Eureka area’s early music and dance scene.

Stories from the Clarke was funded in part by Cal Humanities through our Community Storiesgrantmaking program.  Other funding included three Humboldt Area Foundation funds, Sierra Pacific Foundation and the A.J. Cleland Trust.

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