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Events in February–April 2018


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Up From the Ashes: A Historical Panel Discussion

Santa Rosa’s fires left large portions of the city devastated, with enormous challenges ahead. But if you ask local historians, we’ve been here before. A partnership between KQED, the Historical Society of Santa Rosa, and KSRO held a discussion about fires, earthquakes and floods in Sonoma County and Santa Rosa’s history, and the many ways the community came…
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Eighth Night at the Museum: Equine Epochs: History of Sonoma County Horses

On September 26, 2017 members enjoyed our Eighth Night at the History Museum of Sonoma county. Viewing of the exhibit, Equine Epochs, History of Sonoma County Horses, complemented our August 15 panel discussion on the topic. The exhibit was enjoyed by all who attended.
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Fourth Annual Great Santa Rosa History Hunt

On September 9, 2017 the HSSR held the Fourth Annual Great Santa Rosa History Hunt – the most attended yet. Held on McDonald Avenue, participants – members and guests – were provided a set of clues regarding the residences on the Avenue. Sleuthing ensued resulting in a 3-way tie for first and second places, with…
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History of the Horse in Sonoma County – Panel Discussion

On August 15, 2017 HSSR members and guests enjoyed a moderated panel discussion on the History of the Horse in Sonoma County.  Held at the Saturday Afternoon Club, attendance was over 100. Author Wanda Smith, local horse trainer Ted Draper, and owner of Cloverleaf Ranch Ginger DeGrange, told stories accompanied by a visual projection of…
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At the Movies: The Theater Experience of the ’50s & ’60s in Santa Rosa

On June 13, 2017 HSSR guests enjoyed a moderated panel focusing on the theater experience in Santa Rosa. Gaye LeBaron moderated the talk with Dan Tocchini and Hal Wright. Great stories were shared from the perspective of the theater operator, the movie goer, and theater employees. Guests enjoyed a hosted beverage reception before the talk and…
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Day of Discovery

The Sonoma County Genealogy Library hosted a Day of Discovery at the De Turk Round Barn where the public was invited to discover the hidden treasures in many Sonoma County historical archive collections.  
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Seventh Night at the Museum: Fighting the Great War at Home and Abroad

HSSR Members enjoyed a private viewing of the Sonoma County Museum exhibit: Fighting the Great War at Home and Abroad The exhibit showed how the war touched lives both at home and abroad.  Curator Eric Stanley spoke presenting the exhibit afterward members explored independently. The event included a hosted beverage reception.
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Double Feature at the Roxy: Pollyanna and our Documentary Film

HSSR members enjoyed a double feature of Pollyanna, filmed on McDonald Avenue, and the HSSR’s documentary film at the Roxy Stadium 14.
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Tales of Santa Rosa Police

HSSR hosted a moderated talk on February 28, 2017:  Tales of the Santa Rosa Police Department. The introduction was made by Don Silverek. The talk was moderated by Chris Smith featuring Rod “Smokey” Sverko and Gaye LeBaron. Guests enjoyed a hosted beverage reception before the talk and Q & A session that followed. Rod shared police…
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Sixth Night at the Museum: The Beat Goes On: Peace, Love and Rock and Roll in the North Bay

Historical Society Members enjoyed a free private viewing of the History Museum of Sonoma County’s new exhibit with hosted beer, wine, water reception: The Beat Goes On: Peace, Love and Rock & Roll in the North Bay Eric Stanley, the Museum Curator, gave a short introduction after which members explored the exhibit.  The exhibit chronicled the history…
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