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Celebrating Fort Bragg History at the Guest House Museum
Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

The Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Historical Society began operating the Guest House Museum in August 1999. To celebrate their first ten years at the museum, they are putting on a number of special events during August.

On August 7, First Friday, 5:30 pm • Open House at the Museum. All are welcome.

The main celebration is Saturday, August 8, from 10 am – 3 pm at the Guest House Museum.

  • 10-11 David Foucheaux will review the history of the Guest House over the years from 1857 to the present.
  • 11-12 Michael Stenberg will tell the story of the California Western Railroad from a line hauling logs to a recreational route, The Skunk.
  • 12 to 1:30 Lunch Break
  • 1:30 pm Presentation of the Alder Thurman Historical Contribution Award. An award to some one who had made a contribution to local history. We expect to make this an annual presentation.
  • 2 pm An entertaining presentation by Katie Tahja and Marty Simpson of the racy side of life early in the last century. They come in the persona of Madame Kate and J. D. Johnson, a businessman in Mendocino, to tell the tale.

They will round out the month with some walks in historic areas of Fort Bragg:

  • August 16, Sunday, 11 am, Cemetery Walk, Meet at Rose Memorial Park. Cemetery Walks led by David Foucheaux.
  • August 22, Saturday, 11 am, Historic Downtown Walk, Meet at the Museum. Walk led by Betty Carr.
  • August 30, Sunday, 11 am, Cemetery Walk. Meet at Rose Memorial Park.

The Guest House Museum is located at 343 North Main Street in Fort Bragg, CA, right next to the Skunk Train Depot.


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State Parks Offers Summer Programs
Friday, June 19th, 2009

Docent Led Hikes at Jug Handle State Reserve
Join California State Parks for guided Ecological Staircase hikes every other Thursday this summer.  Hikes are scheduled for June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 13 and August 27.  All hikes start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.  Meet at the Jug Handle State Natural Reserve parking lot on the west side of Highway 1, about 3 miles south of Fort Bragg.

Summer Programs at MacKerricher State Park
California State Parks announces free, guided interpretive programs at MacKerricher State Park.  These programs will be presented every week through September 6, 2009. All programs are led by park staff or volunteers.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

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.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

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.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

Dedication of Laguna Point Interpretive Panels
Thursday, December 18th, 2008

The public is invited to attend a dedication ceremony on December 20 at 10 am as California State Parks proudly announces the installation of 11 new interpretive panels along the boardwalk at Laguna Point, part of MacKerricher State Park.The panels are designed to inspire and inform visitors about the natural and cultural history of Laguna Point and surrounding areas.  These dynamic panels describe and depict a variety of topics including Native American traditions, logging history, harbor seals, gray whales and more.  Also included along the boardwalk is an important display on how to stay safe on the shore. These are the newest and arguably the best interpretive panels that State Parks has anywhere on the Mendocino Coast, and we are very excited to share them with locals and visitors alike!  Entrance to the park is free, so plan on bringing your families to enjoy a stroll and stop by Laguna Point at 10:00 am for the ceremony. MacKerricher State Park, 3 miles north of Fort Bragg, California, on Highway 1. To reach the dedication ceremony location, enter at the park’s main entrance, where you see the large wooden sign, and turn left at the second stop sign. Follow the park road past Lake Cleone and under the bridge to the Laguna Point Parking lot near the ocean. For more information on these exciting new panels or the dedication ceremony, please contact Park Interpreter Fred Andrews at (707) 961-0471.


Mendocino Outdoors is the premier guide to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Outdoors, the premier guidebook for outdoor fun and adventure on the Mendocino Coast, was recently updated as an ebook for the 5th Edition. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.

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