Humboldt Historians

Come celebrate Humboldt's rich history with those who write about it! 

May is National Preservation Month, and the Clarke Museum and the Humboldt County Historical Society are celebrating with a joint fundraising event featuring local authors who've written and published widely on almost every aspect of our county's history. 

Date: May 20th, 2023 

Time: 1pm – 3pm 

Venue: Clarke Museum, 240 E Street, Eureka 

The following authors will be on hand to announce new books and talk about other books they've written: 

● Ray Raphael 

● Julie Clark 

● Barry Evans 

● Alex Service 

● Susan J.P. O’Hara. 

● Lynette Mullen 

● Katie Tahja 

● Jon Humboldt Gates 

● Cutcha Risling Baldy 

● Kathleen McCovey

More information about the authors and their books can be found on the Clarke Museum website. 

The event opens with a social mixer where attendees will have the opportunity to chat with the authors about their favorite titles and order new books; they can also bring along any books they already have and get them signed on the spot. There will be a panel session with the authors, who will talk about why recording and writing about local history is so important, and there will be plenty of opportunities for questions. 

A selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by local chef Chris Cassaro will be provided, along with free soft drinks, beer, and wine.

Tickets to the fundraiser are $100 each, or $85 for members of the Clarke Museum or the Humboldt County Historical Society, and all proceeds will be shared equally between the two organizations. Tickets are available online at or by phone from the Clarke at 707-443-1947 or the Historical Society at 707-445-4342. 

Event Information