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Sonoma County Museum opens ‘Mail Call’ exhibit

For generations of soldiers serving overseas, the next best thing to going home was getting mail from home. “Mail Call,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., celebrates the history of this of treasured correspondence. The show opens upstairs at the Sonoma County Museum [...]

By | February 6th, 2013|0 Comments

Petaluma Historical Museum displays vintage wedding gowns

The romance of yesteryear lives on, in the new Petaluma Historical Museum, “I Do!” -- opening Sunday, July 15. The new exhibit features antique wedding clothes — gowns, veils, gloves and more — from the museum's textile collection. Aided by a grant from Community Foundation of Sonoma County, the museum’s [...]

By | July 11th, 2012|0 Comments

Yiddish culture fest comes to Santa Rosa

Looking for something a little different this weekend? How about “A Taste of Yiddish Culture"? Celebrate the Jewish Community Center Sonoma County’s ‘Simcha Sunday,’ with Klez Calfornia presenting live klezmer music and cultural workshops, ending with a dance party, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27. at Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple [...]

By | February 25th, 2011|1 Comment

California Indian basketry in Ukiah

Living in this region, we get used to hearing about Native American basket weaving. It literally comes with the territory. But how often do we really take a look at this intricate and remarkable art form? You have a good chance to do just that right now. "American Masterpieces: The [...]

By | February 8th, 2011|0 Comments

Mystery Photo No. 18

It has been a little while since we posted a new entry in the Mystery Photo series, our effort to help Lynn Prime, Sonoma State University’s Digital Projects Librarian, identify some 850 photos, taken during the ’70s by students in the college’s historical preservation course. So far, she [...]

By | January 10th, 2011|0 Comments

Mystery Photo No. 17: Seaview

Lynn Prime, Sonoma State University’s Digital Projects Librarian, is working her way through some 850 photos, taken during the ’70s by students in the college’s historical preservation course. So far, she has entered about 300 in the university's digital archives. Since the notes that have survived the past [...]

By | December 14th, 2010|2 Comments

Mystery Photo No. 16: ‘Barn’

Identifying old photos can be easy, or it can be tough. For newcomers to our Mystery Photo series,  here's quick recap: We’ve been helping Lynn Prime, Digital Projects Librarian at Sonoma State University, identify some of the hundreds of photos taken by students as part of historical preservation [...]

By | December 8th, 2010|1 Comment

Mystery Photo No. 15: Dante Hotel

Regular readers know the drill by now. People all over the county have rallied to help Lynn Prime, Digital Projects Librarian at Sonoma State University, identify some of the hundreds of photos taken by students as part of historical preservation course during the ’70s. The few background notes [...]

By | December 6th, 2010|4 Comments

Mystery Photo No. 14

After a brief Thanksgiving recess, our Mystery Photo series returns. We’ve been helping Lynn Prime, Digital Projects Librarian at Sonoma State University, identify some of the hundreds of photos taken by students as part of historical preservation course during the ’70s. Today's entry is Mystery Photo No. 14,  [...]

By | December 3rd, 2010|0 Comments

Mystery Photo No. 13 — The Sequel

When a research librarian needs help, who's better qualified than another library worker? We've been helping Lynn Prime, Digital Projects Librarian at Sonoma State University, identify some of the hundreds of photos taken by students as part of historical preservation course during the ’70s. This photo was printed [...]

By | November 17th, 2010|1 Comment