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May 5, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Time Details:
Humboldt County Historical Society lecture programs are held at 1:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except February, July, and August). These popular lecture programs occasionally fill up, so if you'd like to be assured of a seat, free tickets are available at the door starting at noon.
Eureka Main Library, Large Meeting Room (to your left as you enter the lobby)
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Free, sponsored by the Humboldt County Historical Society.
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1:00 p.m. Eureka Library, Historical Lecture, A Photographic History of Arcata's Creamery District

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Fran Beatty, a local landscape historian, explores photographs as a primary record and point of departure in understanding the history of our built environment. See the transformation of this Arcata neighborhood from colonial times to the present, with photographs by notable photographers A.W. Ericson, Merle Shuster, and Peter Palmquist. Today the Creamery District is a vibrant neighborhood centered on the 1918 Creamery Building between Eighth and Ninth Streets in Arcata. The district's transition from a busy industrial area to thriving art and business enclave is an example of how the arts can transform a neighborhood and renew economic and community health.

The creamery building, in a 20's era photo from HSU's A.W. Ericson collection.
Fran Beatty gives the history of 
Arcata's vibrant Creamery neighborhood.
?To see the photo in a larger size, please visit the Humboldt Historical Society website, or visit the HSU Library where the original is held.