Heritage Days of Mendocino County is in full swing now during all of May! This is the eighth year for Heritage Days—Nancy and I started it back when we were part of the now defunct Mendocino Business Association. Over the years, more organizations have joined the effort, including a number of inland partners in Willits and Ukiah. Organizers include: the Kelley House Museum • Ford House Visitor Center • Guest House Museum • Point Cabrillo Light Station SHP • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens • Mendocino Study Club • Mendocino County Museum & Native Daughters of the Golden West. Events this year include touring the third-order Fresnel lens at Point Cabrillo; tours of Ridgewood Ranch (home of Seabiscuit); historic walking tours in Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Willits, and Ukiah; lectures by historians; cemetery walks, and more. You can see the full schedule on the Heritage Days Web site.
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Heritage Days in Full Swing!
6th Annual Mendocino Coast Heritage Days
Friday, May 1st, 2009
Today begins the month-long celebration of Mendocino Coast Heritage Days with historic walks, preservation talks, heritage roses and a whole lot more.
Docent-led historic walking tours will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and include buildings not open to the general public, such as the Masonic Temple, Presbyterian Church, and the Temple of Kwan Tai. Historic characters come alive on the cemetery tour and through old-time radio broadcasts. Visitors can tour heritage roses at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens or talk with historic characters on the Skunk Train.
Bunny Camp and Easter Egg Hunts
Sunday, April 5th, 2009
There’s fun for the family next weekend with events springing up all along the Coast. Here are just a few special treats.
April 11 & 12: Model Railroad
The Mendocino Coast Model Railroad and Historical Society runs a 200-foot model of Digger Creek & Northern Railroad. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, Hwy 1, Fort Bragg. 707-964-4352 ext.16
April 11 & 12 @ 10am: Easter Egg Express
Join us on the Skunk Train for an Easter Egg Hunt, fun and games and a surprise stop to visit the Easter Bunny. Goody bag provided. Departs Fort Bragg. Adults $47 Child $22 866-457-5865
April 11 from 11am-2:30pm: Bunny Camp
Children ages 3 – 7 are invited to join us for Bunny Camp. The Easter Bunny will welcome campers for crafts and an Easter egg hunt! Campers will decorate eggs, bags and cookies and have their faces painted. Then join the dash as the Easter egg hunt begins! Two sessions: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm The camp fee is $10 per camper with a limit of 35 campers per session. This event supports the Friends of Mendocino Coast Animal Shelter. 707-937-5942 for reservations. This event will sell out, so please call early.
More Kudos for Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
The recent changes at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, which include the addition of executive director Chris Woods and renovation of the entrance area, bode well for one of the area’s most popular tourist attraction. The latest positive feedback on the gardens comes from GardeningGoneWild.com. In part:
Last month, I went to visit an old gardening friend of mine, Chris Woods, who has recently become the head of Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden. As you may recall, Chris was the visionary behind the transformation of Chanticleer from a private estate to one of the great American public gardens as we know it today. From chatting with Chris prior to my visit, I knew that this new endeavor of his was not going to be a repeat of his work at Chanticleer for several reasons ….the article is very complimentary.
It’s Spring and It’s Beautiful at the Botanical Gardens
Saturday, May 24th, 2008
Just the other day, near lunch time, I was passing by the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and decided to stop by for a walk to see what’s blooming. Well, everything is. You say, “of course dummy, it’s spring.” But with the new entrance that sweeps you into the garden and lush flowers everywhere, the bloom is even more dramatic than ever before. I was overwhelmed with all the colors. Check it out.