Programs & Events

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.

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 Fall 2015

Live Crab Box
Unsheltered: Commercial Fishing out of Trinidad
The history of commercial fishing in Trinidad, California is a rich one. It is a tale full of storms, danger, hardship, success, community, competition, skill, and luck. The story is enriched by a cast of characters one could not make up, even with the wildest of imaginations.
On Display Until December 2015

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 2015

Piece of the Trinidad Cross
Trinidad Cross Artifact
Within its collection the Trinidad Museum has an artifact that consists of three individual wood pieces that are believed to be the remnants of the original wood cross erected by the Spanish in 1775.
On Permanent Display

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.