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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Arcata - Murals #1

Long before this building was the Humboldt State Museum of Natural History, it was a Wells Fargo Bank. The Museum was closed when i arrived, but I was even more dismayed to see a note indicating that it would be open only to school groups. I am accustomed to such neat things as science museums being available to all regardless of age or academic affiliation! (See also: Lawrence Hall of Science, the Children's Discovery Museum, The Lindsay Wildlife Museum, the Randall Museum, Zeum, etc.). As a Humboldt Alum, I wonder about this! Is this an artifact of grant requirements or funding resources? 

So, here are the south and north sides of the building:

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