Past Programs & Events

Programs & Events from 2017

January 29, 2017, 10-2. Trinidad Head Lighthouse Open

February 8, 2017, 10-noon. Captains Bodega and Vancouver in the Pacific Northwest 1775-1794 – OLLI class by TMS President Patti Fleschner, at the Library

February 23, 7 p.m. John Meyers talking about his book “Trinidad: Looking Back from My Front Porch,” at the Library.

February 26, 11-noon. “Highlights of Humboldt” – a free OLLI Chautauqua performance by Jerry and Gisela Rohde, at the Museum.

April 30, 2017, 2-3:30. Annual Meeting. Long-time resident Mary Spinas Kline will be the speaker, at the Museum.

May 5, 2017, 6-9 p.m. Trinidad Arts Night. Museum open!

June 2, 2017, 6-9 p.m. Trinidad Arts Night. Museum open.

June 3, 2017, 10-12. Trinidad Head Lighthouse Open.

June 4, 2017, 11-4. A June Day in the Wells Garden. Admission $10/person to Benefit the Trinidad Museum Native Plant Garden.

June 23, 2017, 7 p.m. “Going Up the River”– Historian Jerry Rohde presents “sights and sites” along local rivers. At the Museum; free admission.  Rohde’s talk is sponsored by Pierson Building Supply.

Programs & Events from 2016

April 20, 2016, 10-noon. Bodega and Vancouver, 1775-1794, in the Pacific Northwest – talk by Patti Fleschner, TMS President, at the Library

May 1, 2016, 2-3:30. Annual Meeting – Long-time docent and Board member, Allie Lindgren, will be the speaker, at the Museum

May 6, 2016, 6-9 P.M. Trinidad Arts Nights – Museum open!

May 7, 2016, 1-2 P.M. The Trinidad Cross Remnants: Genuine or Fake? presentation by TMS Intern & Docent, Alexandra Cross, at the Humboldt County Library, Eureka

May 21, 2016, 7 P.M. & May 22, 2 P.M. Born in a Trunk presents “Courting Disaster” a melodrama written & directed by John Meyers, at Trinidad Town Hall. $10 admission

June 2, 2016. New historical photograph exhibit open – Touring Scenic Drive: Then & Now

June 8, 2016. Summer hours begin – Wednesday-Sunday, 12:30-4

June 19, 2016. Trinidad Fish Festival – Trinidad Head Lighthouse open 11-4

June 24, 2016, 7 P.M. Rails, Trails & Sails – Transportation in Humboldt County. Presentation by Jerry Rohde, at the Museum. Rohde’s talk is sponsored by Pierson Building Supply.

July 1, 2016, 6-9 P.M. Trinidad Arts Night – John Meyers autographing his new book on the history of Trinidad, at the Museum.

July 29, 2016, 7 P.M. Tanbark, Sheep & Apples – Presentation by Jerry Rohde, at the Museum. Rohde’s talk is sponsored by Pierson Building Supply.

August 5, 2016, 6-9 P.M. Trinidad Arts Night – Museum open!

August 7, 2016,11-3. Trinidad Head Lighthouse Open.

August 14, 2016, 4 P.M. Jeanne Newhall in concert on the Steinway baby grand piano at Trinidad Town Hall, benefit for the Museum.

September 2, 2016, 6-9 P.M. Trinidad Arts Night – Museum open!

October 7, 2016, 6-9 P.M. Trinidad Arts Night – Museum open! Preview new Quillwork exhibit.

October 9, 2016, 2-4 P.M. “Quillwork in Native American Baskets from Northwest California” will open at Trinidad Museum in the Native American Room on Sunday, October 9. A reception with curator Ron Johnson will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.

Programs & Events from 2015

January 10, 2015 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM
100 Year Anniversary of the 200 foot Wave – Join BLM and partners in a celebration of the much talked about giant wave that hit Pilot Rock and Trinidad Head in a massive storm over weeks in December 1914 and January 1915. The celebration will take place at Trinidad Head, weather permitting. For more information, please contact BLM’s Arcata Field Office at (707) 825-2313.

April 19, 2015 at 2PM
Annual Meeting – Trinidad Museum Society’s Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 19th at the Trinidad Museum.

May 1, 2015 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in May’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

May 8, 2015 at 7PM
It’s Nice of You to Notice – at Trinidad Town Hall. Born in a Trunk Melodrama Company will present “It’s Nice of You to Notice,” an old west tale of dastardly doings set in the Trinidad Palace Saloon. The play is a benefit for Trinidad Museum Society and Trinidad Coastal Land Trust. $10 admission. Tickets are available at Lighthouse Grill in Saunders Shopping Center or at Hair Unlimited, 1640 G Street, Arcata.

May 9, 2015 at 7PM
It’s Nice of You to Notice – at Trinidad Town Hall. Born in a Trunk Melodrama Company will present “It’s Nice of You to Notice,” an old west tale of dastardly doings set in the Trinidad Palace Saloon. The play is a benefit for Trinidad Museum Society and Trinidad Coastal Land Trust. $10 admission. Tickets are available at Lighthouse Grill in Saunders Shopping Center or at Hair Unlimited, 1640 G Street, Arcata.

May 10, 2015 at 2PM
It’s Nice of You to Notice – at Trinidad Town Hall. Born in a Trunk Melodrama Company will present “It’s Nice of You to Notice,” an old west tale of dastardly doings set in the Trinidad Palace Saloon. The play is a benefit for Trinidad Museum Society and Trinidad Coastal Land Trust. $10 admission. Tickets are available at Lighthouse Grill in Saunders Shopping Center or at Hair Unlimited, 1640 G Street, Arcata.

June 5, 2015 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in June’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

July 3, 2015 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in July’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

July 24, 2015 at 7PM
Both Sides of the Bluff – Presentation by Jerry Rohde. Historian and author Jerry Rohde will present a program on his recent book, “Both Sides of the Bluff” on Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at the Trinidad Museum. His presentation, with wonderful old photographs, tells the story of what it was like to get food from Eureka to Arcata in the Eel River Valley and Humboldt Bay when Table Bluff was in the way using ferries, boats, roads and trains. Rohde’s talk is sponsored by Pierson Building Supply.

August 7, 2015 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. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

August 7, 2015 at 7PM
Wish You Were Here – Presentation by Jerry Rohde. Historian and author Jerry Rohde will present a postcard tour of Humboldt County from Richardson Grove to Prairie Creek on Friday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at the Trinidad Museum. The Rohde talk is sponsored by Pierson Building Supply.

September 4, 2015 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in September’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

Programs & Events from 2014

February 9, 2014 at 2PM
Trinidad Lighthouse, 1871 – Present – The museum will host an opening for the new Trinidad Lighthouse exhibit in the Photography Room. The 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.

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 2, 2014 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in May’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. The museum will be featuring several paintings by local Artist Ned Lee Simmons (1939-2011). For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

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.

May 25, 2014 from 10AM to 3PM
Wells Garden Tour – Trinidad Museum Society presents a tour of the Pat and Howard Wells Garden (decades ago known as the Sea Knoll Flower Farm). Come spend the day exploring more than five acres of woodland, ponds, sea stack rock garden, meadow, orchard, berry and vegetable gardens. The event is a benefit for the Trinidad Museum Gardens. $10 per person, $20 per family. For more infrmation contact Jill Mefford (707)677-0355.

June 6, 2014 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in June’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

June 17, 2014 from 9AM to 11AM
Trinidad State Beach Geology Tour – Ken Aalto, emeritus professor of Geology at Humboldt State University, will present a walking tour of Trinidad State Beach. Aalto’s book “Trinidad Geology” will serve as the guide book on the tour. $30 per person includes a copy of the book, $15 if you already own a copy. Limit of 15 people on the tour, call (707)677-3816 or email baycity@sonic.net to make reservations.

July 4, 2014 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in July’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. The museum’s program for the night features Val Leone, singer and acoustic guitarist playing traditional jazz standards. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

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.

August 15, 2014 at 7PM
1964 Flood – Presentation by Jerry Rohde at Trinidad Town Hall. 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the massive 1964 flood, which rearranged much of the county and left imprints that remain to this day. It was so much bigger than the “hundred-year” 1955 flood that it was called the “thousand-year” flood, yet only 104 years earlier there had been another inundation that was probably about as big. Rohde will tell of three epic aqueous events in this year of California drought.

September 5, 2014 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in September’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. The museum’s program for the night features Val Leone, singer and acoustic guitarist playing traditional jazz standards. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

October 3, 2014 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in October’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

November 22, 2014 at 7PM
The Queen of Shark Tooth Shoals – directed by John Meyers, will be presented at Trinidad Town Hall. It is a Born-in-a-Trunk revival in memory of the theatre company founder Kamila Huff, a Trinidad Museum Society fund raising event, and great fun as well. Tickets are available at The Lighthouse Grill and Trinidad Museum, $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for children.
The Queen of Shark Tooth Shoals

November 23, 2014 at 2PM
The Queen of Shark Tooth Shoals – directed by John Meyers, will be presented at Trinidad Town Hall. It is a Born-in-a-Trunk revival in memory of the theatre company founder Kamila Huff, a Trinidad Museum Society fund raising event, and great fun as well. Tickets are available at The Lighthouse Grill and Trinidad Museum, $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for children.
The Queen of Shark Tooth Shoals

Programs & Events from 2013

January 31, 2013 from 3PM to 5PM
Book Signing – The Trinidad Museum will be hosting a book signing event with Tim Buckley for Harry K. Roberts book, “Walking in Beauty Growing Up with the Yurok Indians.”

April 27, 2013
Trinidad Museum Courtyard Sale – The Trinidad Museum Garden Committee will hold a Courtyard Sale of garden-related implements, books, plants, etc.

April 28, 2013 at 2PM
Annual Meeting – Trinidad Museum Society’s Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28th at the Trinidad Museum. Afternoon Tea in the Gardens will be featured.

June 7, 2013 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in June’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. Former kindergarten teacher & artist Laura Rose will present stories and songs with guitar accompaniment for children. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

June 14, 2013 at 2PM to 4PM
OLLI Walking Tour – Trinidad Museum Society presents a walking tour of the 1871 Trinidad Head United States Coast Guard lighthouse and of the 1913 granite cross at the top of Trinidad Head commemorating the 1775 Bodega-Hazeta arrival at Trinidad Bay, naming and claiming Trinidad for Charles III of Spain. To enroll, email olli@humboldt.edu or telephone 826-5880.

July 5, 2013 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in July’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

July 31, 2013 from 10AM to 11:30AM
Gold Rush and Western Expansion Seminar – This seminar includes the story of seeking Trinidad Harbor, the Josiah Gregg party’s settling of the matter of the Trinity River draining into Trinidad Bay, and the push westward for profit, curiosity, adventure, science, and “manifest destiny.” Special attention to the writings of Josiah Gregg, L.K. Wood, Isaac Wistar, J. Goldsborough Bruff, and Christopher Brodbeck among other 1850s chroniclers. This is a three-part workshop series that will be held at the museum and is free to docents and Trinidad Museum Members, so try to attend as many as you can.

August 2, 2013 from 10AM to 11:30AM
Gold Rush and Western Expansion Seminar – This seminar includes the story of seeking Trinidad Harbor, the Josiah Gregg party’s settling of the matter of the Trinity River draining into Trinidad Bay, and the push westward for profit, curiosity, adventure, science, and “manifest destiny.” Special attention to the writings of Josiah Gregg, L.K. Wood, Isaac Wistar, J. Goldsborough Bruff, and Christopher Brodbeck among other 1850s chroniclers. This is a three-part workshop series that will be held at the museum and is free to docents and Trinidad Museum Members, so try to attend as many as you can.

August 2, 2013 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 Richard “Ziggy” Eisner, guitar and vocals. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

August 3, 2013 from 10AM to 11:30AM
Gold Rush and Western Expansion Seminar – This seminar includes the story of seeking Trinidad Harbor, the Josiah Gregg party’s settling of the matter of the Trinity River draining into Trinidad Bay, and the push westward for profit, curiosity, adventure, science, and “manifest destiny.” Special attention to the writings of Josiah Gregg, L.K. Wood, Isaac Wistar, J. Goldsborough Bruff, and Christopher Brodbeck among other 1850s chroniclers. This is a three-part workshop series that will be held at the museum and is free to docents and Trinidad Museum Members, so try to attend as many as you can.

August 18, 2013 from 1PM to 4PM
Trinidad Library Grand Opening – Located next door to the Trinidad Museum, the Trinidad Library will be celebrating its offical Grand Opening on Sunday, August 18. This event is organized by the Trinidad Library Building Committee and members of the Trinidad Friends of the Library.

September 6, 2013 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in September’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

September 6, 2013 at 7PM
Trinidad Town Hall – Author and Historian Jerry Rohde will give a presentation on “High Lead”, covering early day logging in Humboldt County. Images and stories of loggers, mills and railroads from a century and more ago are all featured, along with rare movie footage from the 1930s showing death-defying “high climbers,” airborne logs as big as trucks and sky scraping stacks of lumber.

October 4, 2013 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in October’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. Singer-guitarist Tim Breed will be playing original folk and rock tunes and reciting original poetry. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

November 9, 2013 from 1:30PM to 4PM
Veterans of Trinidad – The museum will host a celebration in honor of those local men and women who served their country. The exhibit will include portraits, photographs from overseas, scrapbooks, and artifacts.

Programs & Events from 2012

January 15th, 2012 at 2PM
Join us at the museum for the official opening of the new historic photograph exhibit Crannell: A Company Town 1906-1969. Curator Tom Sharp will give a short introduction to the exhibit and refreshments will be served.

New Items in the Gift Shop
Trinidad Museum has new items in the gift shop including the book Humboldt Rocks by Meryl King and blank cards, postcards, and bookmarks by local artist Lee Taylor Walashek.

April 29, 2012 at 2PM
Annual Meeting – Trinidad Museum Society’s Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 29th at the Trinidad Museum. Special guest speaker for this year is Arlene Hartin, historian and former California highway department employee, who will give a talk on the construction of the Redwood highway from McKinleyville to Trinidad in 1921-1922.

May 13, 2012
Friends of the Trinidad Library Garden Tour – A garden tour which will include Trinidad Museum’s Native Plant Garden and Historic Garden.

June 9, 2012 from 2PM to 4PM
Join us at the museum for the offical opening of the new Made for the Trade basketry exhibit. The Made for the Trade exhibition explores local Native American baskets and the changes that occurred through making them for sale and trade outside of the Indian community.

June 10, 2012 from 2PM to 4PM
Made for the Trade presentation at Trinidad Museum – Ron Johnson will give a presentation on the Made for the Trade exhibit as part of the HSU OLLI Program. Registration for the class and associated fees are required, for more information please visit the HSU OLLI website.

July 6, 2012 from 2PM to 7PM
Trinidad Museum Courtyard Sale – The Trinidad Museum will hold a courtyard sale consisting of miscellaneous books and artwork, including two Jim McVicker paintings. The proceeds from this event will go to Trinidad Museum Programs.

July 6, 2012 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in July’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. Come enjoy songs and stories performed by Tim O’Gara. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

August 3, 2012 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. Come enjoy poetry by Anita Punla and Benjamin Green. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

August 3, 2012 at 7PM
Trinidad Town Hall – Jerry Rohde will give a lecture and photo presentation on “Life in Humboldt County: Big Lagoon to Crannell.” The program is part of a Bill Pierson sponsored five month, ten program series on local history. The Trinidad presentation will include historical information about Big Lagoon, Patricks Point area, Trinidad, Westhaven, Moonstone and Crannell.

August 8, 2012 from 10AM to 12PM
Trinidad and the California Gold Rush presentation at Trinidad Museum – Patti Fleschner will give a presentation on Trinidad and the California Gold Rush as part of the HSU OLLI Program. Registration for the class and associated fees are required, for more information please visit the HSU OLLI website.

September 7, 2012 from 6PM to 9PM
Trinidad Art Night – The Trinidad Museum will be participating in September’s Trinidad Art Night, an event that includes multiple venues all over town. For more information, please visit the Trinidad Art Nights website.

November 17, 2012 from 1PM to 3PM
Housing Humboldt History: An Insider’s Look at Local Museums – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Humboldt State University. Patti Fleshner will be conducting the tour of the Trinidad Museum.

November 17, 2012 from 3PM to 5PM
Join us at the museum for the official opening of two new exhibits: Photographs of Native Americans of Northwest California and A Contribution to Prayer. Curator Ron Johnson will introduce the exhibits and the accompanying catalog, available for purchase in the gift shop.

Programs & Events from 2011

May 7, 2011 at 2PM
Annual Meeting – Trinidad Museum Society’s Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 7. Special guest speaker Chris Brodbeck and his son Tom are the descendants of a local gold rush prospector.

May 14, 2011 at 7PM
Jeff Jacobsen, who collects data on whales along the coastline and is aprincipal contributor of whale research to universities and organizations, will speak on “Local Whales and Beyond.” Jacobsen assisted Tom Sharp in preparing the current “Trinidad Whaling 1920-27” photo and natural history exhibit at the museum.

July 29, Noon to 3 PM
OLLI (HSU life long learning program) sponsored tour of old Trinidad which will include a walk to the 1871 Trinidad Head Lighthouse.

October 7th, 2011 at 6:30PM
Trinidad Arts Night – Come and enjoy poetry readings by four local published poets: Ruth Mountaingrove, Pat McCutcheon, Vinnie Peloso, and Sandy Stephens. This will be the last of the Trinidad Arts Night events until 2012.

November 4, 2011 at 7PM
Book Signing at the Trinidad Town Hall- Grave Matters by Tony Platt, a recent publication of Heyday Press.

December 11th, 2011 From 12:30PM to 4:00PM
Friends of the Trinidad Library Present “Light Up the Night for the Library”- This event is a community Open House between 2 and 6 p.m. All Trinidad residents are encouraged to decorate in the spirit of the season. Trinidad Museum will be open as usual from 12:30 to 4 with harpist Howdy Emerson playing from 2 to 4 and Allie Lindgren as docent.

Programs & Events from 2010

November 19, 2010 at 4PM
Reception at the Museum on Friday November 19 at 4PM featuring two exhibits – Trinidad Whaling with photos from 1920 – 1927, and Native American Jewelry and Adornments of Northwestern California.

December 1, 2010 at 4PM
Reception with artist Martha Kemp – Twelve original botanical drawings of plants in redwood forests. Green Diamond sponsored reproductions of posters and cards will be available to support the Museum.

Images of America: Trinidad
New book, Trinidad, by author Dione Armand with forward by our own Ned Simmons, is available at the Trinidad Museum.