Historical Society of Santa Rosa

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Our Fall 2015 Newsletter

Message from the President

Join the Historical Society of Santa Rosa as we present WWII Vets Bob Trombetta and Al Maggini who will discuss their roles in the War and the Post War Period

Where: 6th Street Playhouse 52 W. 6th Street, Santa Rosa

When: November 3rd, 2015 doors open at 5:30, program begins at 6 pm

Who: Bob Trombetta a WWII P47 pilot and Al Maggini a B-17 Navigator who flew 35 missions.

What: These two members of the "Greatest Generation" will discuss their wartime experiences and also growing up in prewar and post-war America. Chris Smith, from the Press Democrat, will lead the discussion with questions and allow for audience questions. In addition to their wartime experiences, both men have had a tremendous effect on their communities and are true community leaders.

Why: Please join the Historical Society of Santa Rosa in their 6th in a series of Talks. Attendance is free with refreshments available. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. PLEASE CONTACT STACI PASTIS, at StaciPastis@aol.com or call (707) 332-1347.

We are in the process of planning the yearly membership meeting. We will meet on November 19 at the Santa Rosa High School multi-purpose room, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. We will start with a very short summary of the year’s events and a look at plans for 2016 and then members will be set free to peruse 4 separate displays that will be set up around the room. John Louder will have various Santa Rosa collectibles and artifacts, John Burton will bring part of his very extensive Grace Brothers Brewery collection, Denise and Joe Hill will bring their collection of over 500 Santa Rosa postcards and Merle Avila will bring his collection of Santa Rosa tokens dating to the 19th century and other SR items. Members will have close to 2 hours to look at and talk about Santa Rosa history with other members and, of course, the exhibitors. It should be a great night and we will supply refreshments.

As far as next year, we plan a springtime McDonald Avenue tour headed by Gaye LeBaron. Details will follow early next year. The format will be similar to the West End Tour we did earlier this year. We will have the Historical Hunt and possibly something celebrating the railroads in Santa Rosa. Other than that we will be examining other activities and I am hoping we can have at least one speaker event at the 6th Street Playhouse.

I hope to see many of you at one or all of the above activities. Thanks and urge a friend or relative to join the HSSR.

See you at the next event.

Mike Grace, President

If for some reason you are not getting the newsletter and frequent email blasts about our events contact us at membership@historicalsocietysantarosa.org.

— Mike Grace, President, HSSR