"A Tour in Time"

(Photos of the event day, including homes, activities, and participants are Here:)

The Eureka Heritage Society's
2011 Home Tour. Sunday, October 2, 2011.

Janet Warren, EHS President in 2010, stated that "all tour proceeds fund Eureka Heritage Society events, publications, a Historic Preservation College of the Redwoods Scholarship, and other community heritage activities".

A Tour in Time,” the Eureka Heritage Society’s annual home tour, will open the doors to six historical houses and the stately Masonic Temple from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Five of the houses reflect a variety of graceful architectural elements that were popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They also showcase the current homeowners’ various approaches to living comfortably in an old house. While one owner has elegant period furnishings in his stellar 1904 dwelling, another participating couple has decorated their 1904 Queen Anne/Colonial Revival with Danish Modern flair and a very artsy approach to the interior.

An 1895 home showcases a large do-it-yourself restoration project. One half has been completed to perfection, while the other half is still in progress. The owner will be on hand to discuss his many years of work.

The youngest house is approaching its 50th year, which will officially qualify it as an historical structure. Built in 1963, the midcentury marvel has been stylishly refurbished by its current owner, who was inspired by the pages of Architectural Digest and Atomic Ranch magazines.

The tour will also feature vintage cars, live music, refreshments and prizes. Advance tickets are a financial deal: $22 general admission, $20 for Heritage Society members, and $10 for students and children 6 and older. They will be sold on the day of the tour at each site for an extra $3 each.
Tickets are available in Eureka at Affordable Frames in Henderson Center, Annex 39 next to the Eureka Theatre, Plaza Design on G Street between Second and Third; and at The Garden Gate in Arcata, Rings Pharmacy, Ferndale; Green’s Pharmacy, Fortuna; Plaza Design, McKinleyville;

or by calling 444-3314 or 445-8775.

This longstanding popular event is the Heritage Society’s main fundraising event of the year.

Click Here for a Gallery of photos from this year's event taken by Ron Kuhnel:

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Home Tours of the past can always be found on the
Home Tour Main Page
and, of course, in the


The Year of the Window

The Eureka Heritage Society participated in this year's annual Rhododendron Parade held April 30th. Society members rode in the antique William Carson Family carriage as it rolled along the parade route.
If you would like to help decorate the carriage or participate in the parade next year, please let us know by calling and leaving us a message at 445 8775