Trinidad Museum's current exhibits include “Trinidad Lighthouse 1871-Today” in the Photography Room.
Photographs of early lighthouse keepers, the Victorian lighthouse keeper’s residence (torn down in 1961), the 1898 Bell House, which is the last one still standing on the West Coast, and the Fresnel lens tell the story of the light 196 feet above sea level which has aided navigators for 132 years.
The Native American Room features a new display of 43 Yurok, Karuk and Hupa ceremonial and work caps from the museum's permanent collection. The large case contains rare large gathering and storage baskets, circa 1880-1900, cooking baskets and tools, an iris fiber fishing net and other exquisite objects.
Trinidad Museum is open Thursday to Sunday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. (closed Christmas and New Year’s days).
Fifteen volunteer docents welcome visitors. Volunteer gardeners keep the Native Plant Garden flourishing and beautiful even in winter. Trinidad Museum is located at 400 Janis Court off Patrick's Point Drive.
New Year's Day hike or paddle
California Department of Parks and Recreation, Patrick’s Point Sector, sponsors a free guided hike or paddle to Ryan’s Cove Campground in Humboldt Lagoons State Park on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states.
For the paddle: meet at Stone Lagoon Visitor Center at 11 a.m. with your kayak, SUP or canoe or rent from Kayak Zak’s (arrive at 10 a.m. if you need to rent or call (707) 498-1130). The paddle is guided with a beach safety discussion. The paddle is four miles round-trip. All ages are encouraged. It is described as an “easy” paddle.
For the hike: meet at Dry Lagoon parking lot at 11 a.m. The guided interpretive walk is seven miles round-trip and is of moderate difficulty.
Bring lunch and water. Both hikers and paddlers meet at campground for lunch. Heavy wind or rain cancels the event. For more information contact Keven Harder, (707) 845-6171 or email [email protected].
Trinidad Library Readers Club
The newly-formed Trinidad Library Readers Club meets Thursday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. at Trinidad Library.
Some suggested subjects are memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, history, classics, fantasy, dogs and cats, short stories, favorite children’s books, trashy romance, knitting and crafts, cooking and food, science fiction and “guilty pleasures.” Not sure what that last category might include but you had better go to the first meeting of the year to find out.
Award Honorees Glenn & Janis Saunders
Glenn and Janis Saunders were honored at the annual Humboldt Library Foundation gala at the Ingomar Club last week as 2013 Helen Everett Award recipients.
HLF President Elizabeth Murguia presented the award, which started in 1999 in memory of Helen Addison Everett, a tireless advocate for libraries and an instructor and head librarian at HSU between 1937 and 1967, who died in 1986, but whose work in launching construction of the Eureka Main Library and in founding the Author's Festival for local children is remembered.
The Saunders were recognized for their generosity in giving the land, and a considerable amount of money, to complete Trinidad Library and Trinidad Museum.
Sunday Music at Lighthouse Grill
Music continues each Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lighthouse Grill. JD Jeffries performs Dec. 22; a surprise guest appears on Dec. 29; Josephine Johnson will be featured on Jan. 5 and Tim Breed will entertain on Jan. 12.
Trinidad Chamber of Commerce directors, the Saunders family and Tom Vert and his family held a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier in December to launch Trinidad's newest business.
The Bergeron Winery Tasting Room hours are Wednesday through Monday from 3 to 9 p.m.
You can e-mail Patti at [email protected]