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Del Norte County History Museum, Crescent City

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  • The museum looks small, but the rooms are packed with fascinating exhibits of Crescent City's past. When we asked about the jetty's construction, the docent went out of her way to pull a packet of... 
    The museum looks small, but the rooms are packed with fascinating exhibits of Crescent City's past. When we asked about the jetty's construction, the docent went out of her way to pull a packet of...  more »
  • So much history here and such friendly, helpful people. We’ve been here for a month doing volunteer work at the lighthouse and haven’t had time to spend any time loooking around at the historical... 
    So much history here and such friendly, helpful people. We’ve been here for a month doing volunteer work at the lighthouse and haven’t had time to spend any time loooking around at the historical...  more »
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  • It's hard to describe and a true treasure. I could spend a week exploring it. Not a 5 star because there is some very disturbing history presented without much context or awareness. It's a lot and I can only imagine the impact on a person with Asian or Native American or Black identity. The staff were kind and full of stories about the historic shipwreck. I hope they embrace additional curation to bring more transparency and accountability to this truly special collection.
  • My husband and I have visited quite a few museums in NorCal and Southern Oregon. This museum is one of the *best*! The woven Native American baskets are incredibly made; there's a detailed history of people and places around Crescent City and the entire county; and one of the most amazing things to see is the original Fresnel lens that came out of the St. George Reef Lighthouse! The lens alone is worth going into the museum, and with a $5/person donation request, it's well worth it. *If you'd like to see the Lighthouse it came out of, on clear days you can see it from Point St. George.

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