2001 Summer Event

Eureka Heritage Society Presents its Summer Festivity for 2001

An opportunity to tour the Blue Ox Museum!

Picnic in a beautiful garden!

Optional tour of the Clarke Museum following the picnic!

Blue Ox

The blue ox Millworks is housed in a turn-of-century building, formerly occupied by the North American Power Company that provided electricity for early Eureka's trolley cars.  Ironically, electricity is not used at the authentic Victorian sawmill to operate some of their equipment that dates from the mid-1800s.  The same hand operated machinery equipment and techniques that produced ornate gingerbread, appliques, and moldings for yesterday's Victorians houses are being used today to create custom millwork for clients, with an emphasis on the Victorian era.

Eric and Viviana Hollenbeck, owners of the Blue Ox, founded the School of Traditional Arts in 1991.  In 1999 the Hollenbeck's Community School program became an official campus for Humboldt County's at-risk youth.  These students will provide demonstrations during the tour.



The park like garden of June Beal, EHS Director of Membership, will be the setting for our summer festivity on July 28 beginning at noon.  This follows our tour of the Blue Ox Millworks.  Members are asked to bring a covered dish, salad, for dessert for six people

The centerpiece of the garden is a a beautiful gazebo on a sweeping emerald green lawn, surrounded by shrubs, trees, and flowers, all of which have been planted and tended by June Beal's artistic hands.





Saturday, July 28


  • Tour of the Blue Ox Millworks
  • Foot of X Street, Eureka


  • Picnic in June  Beal's park-like  garden
  • Live music in the garden
  • 3223 W Street, Eureka

Optional visit  Clarke Museum (donation appreciated)

3rd and E Street, Eureka

*Cost of ticket:
$8:00 Members
$10:00 Non-members

Deadline for tickets: Wed. July 24th

* Cost of ticket includes the Blue Ox tour, Lunch, and drawing for lovely prizes

Members: Please bring a covered dish, salad, or dessert for six people

For information or tickets call 442-8937 or 445-8775

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