Mendocino County Museum
Mendocino County Museum (MeCoMu) began in the 1960s as a project of the Mendocino County Historical Society. The original portion of MeCoMu was built and paid for by the long, hard effort of the society's membership. The City of Willits offered the East Commercial Street site on a very generous, long-term lease. In June 1972, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors accepted the new museum as a gift from MCHS on the condition that MeCoMu would be a department of Mendocino County government. MeCoMu remains to this day, a unique department, and continues to grow and expand its sphere of influence.
Original design plans included an option to expand the building toward the north. With the original lease amended in the 1980's to include locating a Sheriff's sub-station and Willits Branch Library on site, the Museum grounds began to change. By 1998, The Board of Supervisors and City of Willits had approved another amendment to the original lease providing 10+ acres adjacent to and east of the Museum for the Redwood Empire Railroad History Project.
Your donations help:
Education Day, and continuing youth education. We sponsor an annual "Education Day" for 3-4 graders in our county. We dress in costume, play roles in explaining an aspect of our history, usually timber, environment, railroad related.
There are many ways you can get involved.
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