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Past Events…

Double Feature at Summerfield Cinemas: Our Documentary and It’s a Wonderful Life

HSSR members and guests enjoyed the HSSR’s short film documentary about the history of Santa Rosa along with a cinematic production filmed in our city.  Santa Rosa: The Chosen Spot of all the Earth was featured along with It’s a Wonderful Life, featuring scenes in Santa Rosa. The big screen at Summerfield Cinemas provided the venue for this great…
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Double Feature at the Roxy: Our Documentary and Shadow of a Doubt

HSSR members and guests enjoyed the HSSR’s short film documentary about the history of Santa Rosa along with a cinematic production filmed in our city.  Santa Rosa: The Chosen Spot of all the Earth was featured along with Shadow of a Doubt which utilized a residence on historic McDonald Avenue as a primary location within the film.
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Scan Event at the So. Co. History and Genealogy Library

The HSSR joined with the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library for this event.  Free to HSSR members and open to the public, the library and HSSR board members scanned Santa Rosa centric photographs, putting the image data on thumb drives for the attendees.  The library also retained digital copies of the images within their…
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Historic Railways in Santa Rosa: Tours of the Station, Presentations and Discussion

The HSSR and the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society (NWPRHS) in celebrated the historical railroads that once crisscrossed the City of Santa Rosa. The event included tours of Santa Rosa’s historic train station and an evening of presentations held at the Sixth Street Theater. The presentations included a discussion of the historic railways in Santa…
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Third Annual Great Santa Rosa History Hunt

On October 8th, 2016 the HSSR held it’s third History Hunt at the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery.  More than 70 participants used clues to locate the graves of 15 different people buried in the grave yard and when finished received a booklet telling about these local celebrities. Following are the clues and answers from the…
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Second Showing: The HSSR’s Short Film Documentary

A second showing of the HSSR’s short film documentary on the history of Santa Rosa was presented on the big screen at the Roxy Stadium.  The Premiere event filled quickly and the HSSR quickly arranged for this second showing to meet members’ desire to view the film.  Again, Santa Rosa: The Chosen Spot of all the…
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Premiere and Reception: The HSSR’s Short Film Documentary of Santa Rosa

HSSR Members enjoyed a beer and wine hosted reception at The Roxy Theater as the Society presented its short film documentary about the history of Santa Rosa.  Board members greeted attendees in red-carpet style.  Santa Rosa: The Chosen Spot of all the Earth was received with great applause. The film was followed by a Question and Answer session…
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Fifth Night at the Museum: Medieval to Metal

On July 19th Historical Society Members were invited to  a free evening to view the History Museum of Sonoma County exhibit: Medieval to Metal:  The Art and Evolution of the Guitar Even those who were not a guitar aficionado left the exhibit with a newfound appreciation of the evolution of these beautiful instruments.
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Santa Rosa Junior College History Walk

On June 21, exclusively for members and friends of the HSSR, we held an evening walk of the Santa Rosa Junior College campus and guided tour and discussion of historic buildings of this educational jewel.
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McDonald Avenue Promenade

The Historical Society of Santa Rosa presented a tour of the historic McDonald Avenue neighborhood lead by Kay Ward and Gaye LeBaron. Attendees learned about the McDonald Avenue neighborhood from its beginnings in the 1800s, why it was built and a history of its planners.  Ward and LeBaron highlighted the architecture of some of the most stately homes,…
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