Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Cannabis in Mendocino County: Our Story—Museum Hosting Guest Speakers and Community Conversation

The following is a press release from the County of Mendocino:

[Flyer from the County of Mendocino]

The Mendocino County Museum has invited staff from the Counter Culture Museum and Archives to share their experience documenting and collecting the history of Cannabis and Counterculture. Join us for three thought provoking forums about preserving the evolving history of cannabis in Mendocino County.

Guest Speaker Series:

Back to the Land Generational Storytelling – Saturday February 11, 1:00-3:00 pm. Program tickets $7.00, includes general admission.

Cannabis and Tourism:  Moving the Economy Forward – SaturdayMarch 4, 1:00-3:00 pm. First Saturday FREE Admission

Counter Culture History Coalition: Perspectives on Counterculture – Saturday March 18, 1:00-3:00 pm. Program tickets $7.00, includes general admission.

From February 11 – March 19, local historians Richard Jergenson and Annie Waters will share collections from the Counter Culture Museum and Archives on Wednesdays and select Saturdays, in the Mendocino County Museum’s Long Gallery. The public is invited to view their displays and engage in conversation with these special guests.

About the Counter Culture Museum and Archive: Gathering from the collections of Richard Jergenson, historian and archivist, and through the use of exhibits, educational lectures, films, writings, and oral histories, the Counter Culture Museum and Archive (CCM Archive) interprets the diverse and complex roles that cannabis and counterculture have played in Mendocino County and beyond. The Counter Culture Museum and Archive continues to collect, preserve, and exhibit memorabilia detailing the history of hemp and cannabis in the Emerald Triangle and beyond.

Mendocino County Museum will share a small selection of their archival materials pertaining to the Back to the Land Movement and Cannabis, available for public research.

Museum General Admission is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children 6-17, program tickets are $7.00, and admission is always FREE on the first Saturday of every month.

For more information, please visit or contact the Mendocino County Museum at (707) 459-2736 or


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