Tag Archives: Historical Sites Society of Arcata

Alex Stillman: Women – including this woman – have cast off traditional roles to halt the destruction of history

Finishing the book, Who Saved the Redwoods? made me think of all the women in our country who saved American treasures in their towns and some of those treasurers became national treasures such as the Alamo and Mt. Vernon.  Women have gathered together for social reasons for ages and at times these gatherings turned to

Phillips House Museum at a standstill

WORKING STIFFS, April 1 –  The ladies of Phillips House Museum have announced a work stoppage as they organize a new union chapter at Arcata’s history haven. Not the ladies and gents of the Historical Sites Society of Arcata, who staff the exhibit-packed museum, but the mannequins who model fashions of yesteryear amid the antiques there.

Arcata Plaza fire memories

Alex Stillman Historical Sites Society of Arcata ARCATA –  I heard fire engines as I was leaving an Historical Sites Society of Arcata meeting at Kaaren Buffington’s home early in the evening of Nov. 12, 1979. I decided to walk to the Plaza to see what was happening.  The buildings on the corner of 9th

Holiday and other events coming up

Mad River Union NOHUM – The Holiday Open House is a feature of Arcata Main Street’s Season of Wonder and Light. During the Open House, Friday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Plaza, enjoy art, complimentary horse drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate and cider, stilt-walking elves, caroling, theatrical performance and a very