Programs & Events

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.

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.