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7th Annual Heritage Days of Mendocino County

HDMC-Logo-Stage This is a county wide event from April 31 – May 31. There will be ongoing events and exhibits such as the Kwan Tai Temple built in 1854 open house. This is the oldest Chinese temple in use on the north coast of California and designated historical landmark #927. Mendocino County Museum exhibits, The Marine Room at the Guest House Museum, Model Yachts and Toy Boats Display at the Kelley House Museum, Tour of Held-Poage Research Library (Ukiah) and Tours of Mendocino National Historic Preservation District at the Kelley House Museum. Here is a list of the many activities happening here at Mendocino.
  • Local History Class (Community Room, Fort Bragg Library)
  • Historic Walking Tour of Fort Bragg
  • “Spend a moment with CR Johnson” on the Skunk Train”
  • Point Cabrillo Museum Tours
  • Point Cabrillo Lantern Tour
  • Mendocino Historic District walking tour
  • Mendocino Presbyterian Church tours
  • Frolic Cove walk at Point Cabrillo
  • 33rd Annual John Druecker Memorial Rhododendron Show & Plant Sale
  • Historic Walking Tour of Willits
  • Night walk of Fort Bragg by Derrick Hoyle
  • Progressive Dinner (Ford House Visitor Center)
  • Point Arena Light Station Museum and Lighthouse
  • Meet a Lady Lighthouse Keeper
  • Guided Bird Watching Walk on the Stornetta Public Lands
  • Cemetery Walks in the Rose Memorial Park
  • Mendocino Historical Review Board Annual Award Ceremony “How Preservation Happened”
  • Small Craft Boat Show
  • Walk the Coastal Trail on the Historic Mill Site
  • Grande old Car Show
  • Ranch Heritage Tour
  • Tour of the Sun House (artist Grace Hudson’s home) and Grace Hudson’s Grave Site
  • Kelley House Dine-Out
  • Finding Heritage Plants at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
  • Seabiscuit’s Legacy Art Exhibits & Benefit Auction
  • Redwood Coasters: The Vessels that Served the Mendocino Coastal Frontier
  • Ukiah Heritage Walking Tour
  • Soroptimist Quilt Show
  • Looking Back: The Amazing Alleys of Fort Bragg
  • U. S. Coast Guard Open House
  • Tours at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
  • Anderson Valley Museum Open House
  • Moonlight Cemetery Walks
Enjoy guest speakers:
  • Robert Becker: Former college English teacher, with U C Berkeley Ph. D., business man, consulting grant and promotional writing, along with Venture Capitol Investments.
  • Jeff Bruning: Long time resident and retired physician.
  • Betty Carr: worked as a teachers aid for 21 years.
  • David Foucheaux: Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Fort Bragg Mendocino Coast Historical Society.
  • Louis Hough: Maritime historian.
  • Marianne Hurley: District historian. Her field work draws on her background and expertise in American Architectural History and Historic Preservation.
  • Marie Jones: Is the Community Development Director for the city of Fort Bragg.
  • John Mott: Has served as the Cooperating Associations Program Manager for California State Parks headquarters in Sacramento since 1996.
  • Martin Simpson: Has served on the Board of Directors of Kelley House for 7 years and also serves as a member of the Archives Committee where his responsibilities include Collections Management, accessing artifacts, document and photographs and historical research.
  • Denise Stenberg: Born in Fort Bragg and has been active in the Fort Bragg Mendocino Coast Historical Society since 1999.
  • Mike Stenberg: Graduated Fort Bragg High in 1970. He also worked for the Fort Bragg Lumber Company before settling into the auto repair business for 35 years. He also is involved in the Fort Bragg Mendocino Coast Historical Society for 10 years.
  • Katy Tahja: A retired librarian, and a longtime docent at the Kelley House Museum. She is the author on many books on local history.
Here is a link for the schedule of all of the events: Schedule for Mendocino Heritage Days.
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