Programs & Events

July 25, 2014 at 7PM
Railroad! - Presentation by Jerry Rohde at Trinidad Town Hall. 2014 is the 100th year anniversary of the completion of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Come learn about the construction of NWP and see glimpses of striking scenery through which it passed. Rohde will also talk about other local lines, including the Annie and Mary; the Humboldt Northern and its successor, the Hammond Railroad; Heney's 'horsepower' track, which went around Table Bluff; and the biggest bluff of them all, the never-built Humboldt and Eastern.

August 1, 2014 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night - The Trinidad Museum will be participating in August's Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. The museum's program for the night features Benjamin Green reading poetry and essays from his new book Until Only Silence Remains. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

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


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

Spanish ships in Trinidad Bay
Caleb Whitbeck painting of Trinidad Bay
Caleb Whitbeck's 24" x 36" enhanced giclee print, “Spanish Discovery of Trindad Bay, California 1775” is on permanent loan to Trinidad Museum. It is currently on view in the museum's front entry room.
On Display Until Winter 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.