A lot of the history in this museum concerns the Ford family, who owned the house and were highly involved in the local lumber industry, starting in the early 1850s. Learn about the early lumbering industry, see lots of artifacts from Mendocino history and the general area. We ran into locals who were reminiscing about working for the lumber company back in the old days. (I'm not calling them elderly, as they were too vital for that!) The model of the town of Mendocino is amazing! Truly a labor of love. There is a suggested donation of $2 per person.
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