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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 12Art 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 26Memorial 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. 

MendocinoCounty Museum

Mendocino County Museum
400 E Commercial Street
Willits, CA 95490
Contact Us
(707) 459-2736 

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