The Guest House Museum needs additional volunteer docents! 

Being a museum docent isn’t hard—it’s not nearly as big a challenge as some suspect. The time we need you for is less than you might think. Only a few hours a month. And it’s fun!

A docent is a Friendly Presence, a lot like being a good host in your own home.   Docents greet everyone who comes through the museum’s front door.  They ask visitors if they’re new to the area or locals, and invite them to sign the Guest Book.  Now and then they even sell postcards or a book which helps bolster our operations revenue. 

It’s where anyone can learn about our town, our region, and what went into forming and keeping this community thriving.  There is something here for everyone. You don’t need to be a historian or “history nerd.” We will train you.

Please consider joining our team! Contact: 707 964-4251 ~ please leave a message, or email:

FB-MCHS is a 501c(3) non-profit educational corporation.


   Nov – May: Thurs – Sun, 11 am – 2 pm

June – Oct:    Closed Mon;  Tues – Fri; 11am – 2pm;  
Sat, 10am – 4pm;  & Sun, 11am – 2 pm   

The Archives is open:

Tuesdays from 11AM – 2PM, and Thursdays from 2PM to 5PM

& by appointment.

Mailing Address:

P O BOX 71

Visit the Guest House Museum at 343 N Main St, in Fort Bragg.


Normal Hours: June – Oct: Closed Mon; Sat, 10 am – 4 pm; Tues – Fri, & Sun, 11 am – 2 pm.

Nov – May: Thurs – Sun, 11 am – 2 pm.

museum: 707.964.4251; archives: 707.961.0498

Visit the FB-MCHS Archives behind Fort Bragg City Hall, 416 N. Franklin
(Laurel Street entrance)

The Archives is open :

Tuesdays from 11AM – 2PM, and Thursdays from 2PM to 5PM, and by special appointment.


Guest House Museum
Historical Society

Also, check out our two Facebook pages.

Early in 1985 the Fort Bragg City Council voted unanimously to accept a donation by Georgia Pacific of the Guest House Museum, the land upon which it stands, and certain artifacts of coastal history. The purpose of this donation, as outlined in the agreement between the City of Fort Bragg and Georgia Pacific Corporation, was “ to insure the continued use of the Guest House as a museum for the Fort Bragg, Mendocino County, community…”

Fast forward to 1999, to a time when the City was searching for cost cutting alternatives to running the museum itself. The Fort Bragg-Mendocino Coast Historical Society was formed by a small group of concerned citizens interested in preserving local history, and by assuming responsibility for running the Guest House museum, helping the City fulfill its agreement with Georgia Pacific. Years later our group, with the help and support of a membership has grown to more than a hundred members strong, along with a dedicated corps of volunteer museum docents, we takes great pride in having done just that.

We are looking to expand community involvement & need more docents to keep the museum open to the public. Please contact David Maki, if you are interested.

This website is intended as an extension of the society to be able to share the history of Fort Bragg and the Mendocino Coast with the world.

FB-MCHS Officers and Directors 2022-2023

David Maki, President
Michael Stenberg, Vice President
Judith Edwards, Treasurer
Kevin Bunker, Director
Betty Carr, Director
Sylvia Bartley, Director
William Scott, Director
Peggy Templer, Director
William Mulvihill, Director

David Foucheaux, Past President

Please check back as we will be updating and adding to the website on an on going basis.