The Del Norte County Historical Society welcomes you to Del Norte County’s history. Established in 1951, the Society manages both the Main Museum at 6th and H Street and the Battery Point Lighthouse at the foot of Lighthouse Way in Crescent City, California.

Their mission is to discover, collect, preserve and present the documents, structures, artifacts and ideas pertaining to Del Norte County, and to provide suitable museums or homes for such items in order to maintain them as public educational resources. The Del Norte County Historical Society is staffed mainly by volunteers and supported by the general membership through annual dues, contributions, and special events.