Welcome to the Humboldt Redwoods Project digital exhibition! This project was designed and created in partnership with the Humboldt State University (HSU) Library Special Collections and the HSU Museum & Gallery Practices Certification Program to celebrate our community's relationship with the magnificent redwood forests that surrounds us.
For thousands of years the redwood trees from California's North Coast have provided people and wildlife with shelter, protection, and materials necessary for survival. Since the westward expansion, visitors from all over the world have been drawn to the powerful presence of the redwoods. In the last two hundred years the redwoods were logged at an accelerated rate due to their value as commercial lumber.
This project contains four exhibits that consider the following themes: historic logging, activism, tourism, and redwood art. Most of the materials used for this exhibition were provided by the HSU Special Collections, in addition to other community resources. Please enjoy our exhibits exploring the majestic Sequoia sempervirens.