Discover Our History ~ Discover Our Museum!
The Mendocino County Museum collects, conserves and celebrates the stories, artifacts, and archives of the people and places in Mendocino County.
A new exhibit, Art Remembered - 45 Years at the Mendocino County Museum will open to the public on Wednesday, May 9. This exhibit features a variety of arts and crafts that highlight the history of Mendocino County. Please join us for the following activities during the month of May (11:00am-2:00pm):
Saturday, May 12: Art Buffet (sidewalk painting, paper bag puppets, and shaving cream art) will inspire all who attend this collaborative event with museum and library staff.
Saturday, May 26: Memorial Day Craft (creating red poppies) in remembrance of our armed forces.
More activities will be scheduled in June, July and August. This is a great opportunity to discover what makes this county so unique, fun, and fabulous so please visit soon!
Other exhibits on display include a 10,000 year-old Clovis Point, actual storefronts of historic businesses, 19th century stagecoaches and a "new settler" hippie van. We also have memorabilia from the famous race horse, Seabiscuit. Our Woven Worlds exhibit on Native Peoples of Mendocino County follows a descriptive timeline from Coyote to Casino ... from first contact to self-determination. Near the front of the museum is a Veterans Memorial in honor of the 22 veterans who served in Vietnam. You'll also find a gift and book shop inside the museum.
Located near the museum is a collection of restored antique logging and railroad equipment owned by the Roots of Motive Power, a volunteer organization dedicated to preservation and restoration of historical logging, steam and railroad equipment. Some of their collection of steam-powered locomotives and equipment are often stored in the Museum's Engine House.
Mendocino County Museum
400 E Commercial Street
Willits, CA 95490
Hours of Operation & Admission
Wednesday through Sunday
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Adults $4; Students 7-18 years $1; Children 6 & under Free
FREE ADMISSION ~ First Wednesday of every month
Museum Advisory Board Meeting
Next Meeting: Monday, June 11, 2018
Location: All meetings held at the Museum in the Wonacott Room unless otherwise specified
Refer to the Museum Advisory Board tab for more information