Discover Our History ~ Discover Our Museum!
The Mendocino County Museum collects, conserves and celebrates the stories, artifacts, archives, and lives of the people and places of Mendocino County.
Discovery is at the heart of the Mendocino County Museum. From a 10,000 year-old Clovis Point to actual storefronts of historic businesses, folk art to contemporary Native American art, 19th century stagecoaches to a "new settler" hippie van, the Museum shares the stories, lives, people and places of our region. In the Woven Worlds, a comprehensive exhibit on Native Peoples of Mendocino County, follow an amazing timeline from Coyote to Casino, from first contact to self-determination.
Visit our gallery to view our latest exhibit ... Main Street: Then & Now where you'll stroll back in time as the Museum's Long Gallery is transformed into Main Street, Willits as seen through the centuries. This exhibit provides a history of Willits and its present character through a series of history panels and displays relating to the original indigenous people of this area, the development of ranching, logging, and the influx of "back-to-landers" from the 1960's.
Other exhibits include our Veterans History: Personal, memorabilia from the famous race horse Seabiscuit, an Engine House, and a great Museum Gift Store. Next door is Roots of Motive Power and their collection of steam-powered locomotives and machines.
Hours of Operation & Admission
OPEN: Wednesday through Sunday
HOURS: From 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
ADMISSION: Adults $4; Students 7-18 years $1; Children 6 & under Free
FREE: First Wednesday of every month
Mendocino County Museum
400 E Commercial Street
Willits, CA 95490
PHONE: (707) 459-2736
Museum Advisory Board Meeting
Next Meeting: Monday, February 12, 2018