Programs & Events

April 27, 2014 at 2PM
Annual Meeting - Trinidad Museum Society's Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 27th at the Trinidad Museum. There will be a tribute to Historian and Artist Ned Lee Simmons (1939-2011).

May 5, 2014 from 1PM to 2PM
CCNM-BLM Field Trip - Trinidad School's fourth and sixth grade class will be visiting the museum for a tour of the Native Plant Garden and the Trinidad Lighthouse Exhibit, co-sponsored by museum partner California Coastal National Monument-BLM.

Trinidad Museum Mission

"Enhancing appreciation of our Trinidad Area's rich past" is the Trinidad Museum Society's Trinidad Museum Mission. The Trinidad Museum carries out its mission by collecting, preserving, and interpreting material and information illustrative of the human and natural heritage of California's north coast and by increasing public awareness, appreciation and understanding of the diverse cultural and natural history of the Trinidad region through collections, exhibits, events and educational activities.

Current Exhibits


Grandma Rock
Lee Taylor Walashek's Landscape Paintings
The museum is honored to show a selection of local artist Lee Taylor Walashek's landscape paintings. A native to the area, Walashek portrays scenes from Humboldt County, particularly the scenic town of Trinidad.
On Display Until Spring 2014

Bruff Self Portrait
J. Goldsborough Bruff Sketches
A collection of J. Goldsborough Bruff's sketches of Humboldt County created in 1851 during the Gold Rush. Displayed are a selection of coast line images, the Tsurai village, and a self-portrait.
On Display Until Spring 2014

Lighthouse on Trinidad Head
Trinidad Lighthouse 1871-Present
This exhibit details the history of the lighthouse on Trinidad Head and features photographs from the collections of Humboldt State Uiversity, Humboldt County Historical Society, Trinidad Museum Society, and the U.S. Cost Guard.
On Display Until December 2014

View Trinidad Museum's Past Exhibits


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Trinidad Whale Sculpture Artist Connie Butler

Thank you for visiting and supporting the Trinidad Museum Society here in scenic Trinidad, on the Redwood Coast of Northern California.