Public Programs


The museum offers programming for the general public, including community groups, seniors groups, youth groups or interested individuals. These tours require at least one day notice to ensure that a guide is available.

Available Programs

Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Humboldt – This self-guided tour begins at the museum and covers the historic buildings in the downtown core. Stop in to the Museum to pick up a leaflet that will guide you around downtown. Thanks to the Downtown BID, these buildings also have interpretive panels with additional information mounted in front of them. Keep your eyes open for the new Urban Lukan murals around the downtown area! A new self-guided tour will be available at the Museum shortly. 


Summer Scavenger Hunt - Come in to the Museum and search through the three floors to answer questions for the chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate from Reel Attractions sponsored by the Friends of the Museum! Ask at the front desk for more details. 


Full Museum Tour – The Program Leader will guide tour groups through the three floors of exhibits in the museum. Throughout the tour Program Leaders will provide interesting facts and explanations of artifacts. Some of the exhibits included in this tour are: the Telegraph Station, Mr. Sutherland’s Law Office, Bruser’s Store, Stebbing’s Barber shop and much more. 


Seniors Groups / Travel Groups – The museum offers semi-guided tours to Seniors groups and other various travel groups who are visiting the area. There is no specific length for this program. 

The museum also offers different kinds of ourtreach programs for groups who are unable to visit us in person because of accessibility issues. They can be requested for all ages groups. Programs can also be tailored to specific groups upon request. 


Museum in a Suitcase – This outreach program is a mini glimpse into the exhibits housed within the museum. The Program Leader will bring a sampling of artifacts to show, and provide interesting stories and history of the objects.


Special Event Programs – Throughout the year, the museum and gallery participate in community events or hold special days. For these, different activities are offered and include:

  • Clay oven bread baking
  • Ice cream making
  • Art instruction
  • Artifact handling