Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Antique Trains, a Pioneer Cemetery, Family Genealogy, and More This Weekend at the Little River Museum


We are excited to bring readers stories from Mendocino County’s past told by our friends at the Little River Museum. Situated along the Mendocino Coast in a logging boom town, the museum offers visitors a glimpse at the rich history of our home. The following is a post from their Facebook page:

The Bobolink, a schooner that worked the Mendocino Coast and wrecked near Little River on March 24, 1898 [Photograph provided by the Little River Museum]

The Little River Museum is opening a new Antique Train Exhibit Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Come see us at 8185 Highway One in Little River, at the little white house at the top of the “S” curve at Van Damme Park. 

Great Little River pioneer cemetery exhibit has maps and family genealogy to go with it,
and a library of books written by local pioneers about their lives here on the coast. 

Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday all weekends this summer. Lots of parking across the street.

Visit our website https://www.littlerivermuseum.org/ and see some interesting history on
our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/littlerivermuseum/

Everything You Need to Know About the Little River Museum

Little River’s Good Templar’s Hall was built in 1885 during the hustle and bustle of Mendocino County’s logging boom. Now, 137 years later, the building is home to the Little River Museum. A passionate team of local residents volunteer their time to remind us of our roots. Their collection explores the logging industry, Pomo life, and an extensive collection about the pioneers who laid roots in Little River.

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How Can I Visit the Little River Museum?

The museum is open to visitors every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. during the summer months. The last chance to visit this year will be the weekend of September 10, 2023. It is free admission for all.The Museum is located at 8185 Highway 1, just 0.1 miles north of Van Damme State Park across from Peterson/Headlands Lane.

How Can I Get My Questions Answered About Local History and People?

The Little River Museum encourages inquiries regarding historical or genealogical research of the Little River area. Email them at LRIC@mcn.org.

How Can I Support the Museum’s Efforts?

The Little River Museum relies on contributions to do their important work. Please, consider making a donation to their efforts by sending them a check. Make it out to the “Little River Improvement Club” and send it to Little River Museum, PO Box 273, Little River, CA 95456. Keep abreast of their work by following their Facebook page

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