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Historical Sites Society of Arcata


recognition of the cultural heritage of Arcata, California
and its environs,


historically and architecturally significant structures and sites within Arcata and


their preservation.

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Arcata Featured by Office of Historic Preservation

The California Office of Historic Preservation newsletter, "Preservation Matters," features Arcata's historic preservation program in its first issue of 2016, in a piece written by City of Arcata Senior Planner Alyson Hunter.  Read it here.

HSSA Newsletters Are Here

National Historic Preservation Month, updates to the Phillips House Museum, the lumber mills of Arcata and more are featured in the Summer 2016 HSSA News. Get it here.

The Winter 2016 HSSA News describes how the photo collection at the Phillips House is organized and available, what a typical kitchen looked like in the 1920s, and answers some questions you may have had about the Horel House. Download it now.

The Fall 2015 HSSA News featured the Hotel Arcata on its 100-year anniversary. Click here to download.

For the first time, HSSA sent out a newsletter by email in the Summer of 2015. (Download it here.)

Preservation works! See the city's proclamation in "This Place Matters".

Sunday is the only day to tour the Museum between 2-4. Visit our living museum. The main gallery has a photographic display of Arcata from 1850 to 1950 and provides an excellent journey through Arcata's history.

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