Historical Society looks at its own history

HCHS Board Members 1991: Victor Golla, Jeremiah Scott, Jr., Virginia Sparks, Jack Irvine, Arlene Hartin, Harriet Tracy DeLong, Fred Hibler, Gayle Karshner, Helen Person, President Don Tuttle, Mary Lee Rohde, Evelyn McCormick and Glen Nash.

HCHS Board Members 1991: Victor Golla, Jeremiah Scott, Jr., Virginia Sparks, Jack Irvine, Arlene Hartin, Harriet Tracy DeLong, Fred Hibler, Gayle Karshner, Helen Person, President Don Tuttle, Mary Lee Rohde, Evelyn McCormick and Glen Nash.

Join three past and current presidents of the Humboldt County Historical Society as they present a brief history of the Society itself at the Humboldt County Historical Society program meeting on Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 p.m., in the first-floor conference room of the Humboldt County Library, 1313 Third Street, Eureka. Admission is free and everyone is invited.

Past presidents Arlene Hartin, Don Tuttle, and Jerry Rohde share a “History of the Humboldt County Historical Society.” Now in its 66th year, the Society started with 117 members but soared in size to become the largest such organization in the state.

How did a county with such a small population develop such a popular historical group? Past-President Arlene Hartin will cover the Ancient History of the organization, from its club-like beginnings to its ascension to big-league status. Past-President Don Tuttle will recall the group’s Medieval History, with its move from the Carnegie Library to its current location at the Barnum House. And current President Jerry Rohde will review the Modern History of the Society, as it adds to its collection and poises on the edge of the digital revolution.

The speakers have set themselves an ambitious goal — tell the story of the Society’s 66 years in 66 minutes. Can they do it? Come to the library and find out. For more information please contact the Humboldt County Historical Society at 445-4342, or visit http://www.humboldthistory.org/