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Past Events…

Fourth Night at the Museum: Sonoma County After the War

On March 22nd the Historical Society invited members to a free evening to see the History Museum of Sonoma County exhibit: Building the American Dream: Sonoma County After the War Eric Stanley, Museum Curator, gave an introduction and Gaye LeBaron was on hand to share her wealth of knowledge of our town during this time.
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Third Night at the Museum: Journey to Fountaingrove…

HSSR members joined the HSSR at the Sonoma County History Museum for a free event to explore two Sonoma County history exhibits: Journey to Fountaingrove: From Feudal Japan to California Utopia and The first installment of One Hundred Objects.  Curator Eric Stanley guided attendees through both exhibits giving us an in depth look at these aspects of Santa Rosa history.
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HSSR Membership Meeting

The HSSR Membership Meeting started with a short summary of the year’s events and a look at plans for 2016. John Louder displayed various Santa Rosa collectibles and artifacts, John Burton brought part of his very extensive Grace Brothers Brewery collection, Denise and Joe Hill brought their collection of over 500 Santa Rosa postcards and…
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World War II Vets Bob Trombetta and Al Maggini

World War II Vets Bob Trombetta and Al Maggini, two members of the “Greatest Generation”, discussed their wartime experiences and growing up in pre-war and post-war America. In addition to their wartime experiences, both men have had a tremendous effect on their communities and are true community leaders. Chris Smith from the Press Democrat led…
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A Day at the Adobe

The Historical Society of Santa Rosa hosted A Day at the Adobe, a free public event themed around the first building in Santa Rosa, the Carrillo Adobe. The community was informed about the diverse histories of the peoples that have lived before, during, and after the Carrillo Adobe was built and demonstrations of current archeological…
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Second Annual Great Santa Rosa History Hunt

The Great Santa Rosa History Hunt began at Santa Rosa Middle School on the front steps of E Street. Contestants had a great time while learning about the history of our city. All the locations in the hunt were within walking distance of the school. Contestants were given a list of 10 clues, each of…
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An evening with Congressman Mike Thompson

An evening with Congressman Mike Thompson, moderated by Pete Golis. He will be talking about his Vietnam experiences and the period after the war, as well as taking audience questions. The event is free, with donations gratefully accepted. Thanks to our sponsors for this event: Friedman’s Home Improvement and Lagunitas Brewing
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Tour of the West End Neighborhood

Allen Thomas has agreed to lead a tour of the West End Neighborhood starting at 6PM beginning at the DeTurk Round Barn located at 819 Donahue Street. We will take a leisurely walk through this historic district and learn about many of the homes and stories of their owners.
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Second Night at the Museum: Hansel Mieth, Pioneering Woman Photojournalist

The Second HSSR Members Only Night at the Museum, led by museum curator Eric Stanley, featured the Sonoma County History Museum’s exhibit on Hansel Mieth. A pioneering woman photojournalist, who along with her husband, Otto Hagel, captured compelling images of mid-20th century America. The two were born in Germany but came to America and bought…
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HSSR Presents — Ethnic Neighborhoods

HSSR Presents — Ethnic Neighborhoods in Santa Rosa during the 1940’s and 1950’s, a talk moderated by Gaye LeBaron.
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