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Arts & Museums
Sonoma County Museum, located in downtown Santa Rosa, stands in appreciation to Sonoma County's unique history, art and culture. Opened in 1985, the museum has over 25,000 exhibits of regional historic articles like wooden furniture, paintings ceramics, documents photograph and a lot more. The museum hosts a number of programs for children and families to educate them on Sonoma's history. Tours are conducted to some of Sonoma's historic sites. You can also visit the museum's shop where there is a large selection of creations from local artists, so take your pick.
If you love Peanuts (the comic strip), this is your paradise. From Schulz's original works to his witty quotes, you will find it all. Designed by David Robinson, the museum reflects Schulz's personality and style - modest, low key and comfortable. The area covers 27,384 square feet (8346.6 square meters) with permanent and temporary galleries, a 100-seat auditorium, classroom space and outdoor gardens and exhibits. See the website for complete museum details.
Established in 1989, the Pacific Coast Air Museum is a beautiful facility that strives to preserve and protect the history of aviation. The museum has over 30 exhibits which help the visitors understand more about aircrafts & avation. The museum also conducts various programs and events to entertain and educate its visitors. For upcoming events and other details please connect to the museum's website.
Petaluma Historical Library and Museum is part of a building originally built in the early 20th Century. The museum is famed for the various articles it houses and the free-standing leaded glass dome that is a part of the building and one of the largest in North California. The exhibits here are about the egg and dairy industries, the riverside and the Miwok Indians. The museum also has a historical research library that includes books on genealogy, architectural research of Petaluma, early maps, the Vallejo land grant and books relating to the exhibits of the Museum.
The Petaluma Wildlife & Natural Science Museum has a huge collection of taxidermied animals as well as live animals, and is open to the public every Saturday. The property also includes an aviary, dioramas, and a fossil and mineral collection.
Sharpsteen Museum divides its exhibits between the work of Disney animator Ben Sharpsteen, his colleagues, and topics of local historical interest. Particular attention is given to Sam Brannan, who gave the town its name. Brannan, a colorful character and pitchman, is also credited with sparking the 1849 Gold Rush. The Sharpsteen Museum's great strength is its focus; the exhibits are invariably interesting and amusing.
Art is a gift and the I. Wolk Gallery displays works of such gifted artists. The spacious gallery contains a number of unusual and uncommon works - some on paper, some sculpture and many paintings. Both established and emerging artists are represented here, including Lowell Herrero, Woodward Payne, Lynn E. Klein, Thomas Monaghan and Graham Moody. All works of art displayed here are for sale. Please call for prices.
Silverado Museum hosts an exhibit of Robert Louis Stevenson ephemera such as 8000 manuscripts, photos, letters and the like. It is in fact the largest collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's works outside of Scotland and a must-see for fans of his work. Virtually all of his first editions are here. Stevenson spent his honeymoon in the area and wrote The Silverado Squatters.
Located at Sonoma State Historic Park, Lachryma Montis was constructed by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo in the period between 1851 and 1852. The estate's name, which is Latin for 'mountain tear', was derived from its proximity to a spring the locals called 'Chiucuyem', or 'crying mountain'. Today, the estate has been preserved in order to give visitors a glimpse into General Vallejo's life and times.
Founded as Inglenook in 1880, the historic Rubicon Estate has the honor of being one of the few remaining family-owned wine estates of its magnitude in existence. It is comprised of 235 acres (95 hectares) of organically certified vineyards, and is located in Napa Valley's Rutherford appellation. Rubicon Estate is home to the region's most famous Chateau and Rubicon—the estate's flagship wine. Dominated by a special clone of Cabernet Sauvignon that can be traced back to the original vineyard plantings of 1880, Rubicon is a Bordeaux blend that reflects the unique terrain of this property. In addition to the collection of award-winning wines, Rubicon Estate offers an array of tours and tastings, some historical, others are hands-on and interactive. From guided walks through the vineyard to barrel sample tasting in the cellar, the property's tour guides are experts at creating dynamic wine experiences for all guests. The estate also is home to the Centennial Museum housing memorabilia from Francis Ford Coppola's movies.
Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society is a organization that has helped maintain the local history of Healdsburg. Founded in 1976, the museums covers various artifacts and information dating back to the early 19th Century. The other unique items housed here include early map representation of the county, handicrafts made by the original inhabitants, wine making history of the area and library containing over 8000 photographs. So if you want to learn about some local history, this place is a great resource.
The only museum dedicated to hand fans in US, the Hand Fan Museum has over 2500 modern and antique hand fans on display. The museum believes in teaching students and people about different cultures and history with the help of hand fans. It also conducts various programs in schools for the same purpose and regularly features hand fans with different themes. One can also pick some of the beautiful hand fans from the store located in the museum. The museum is a must-visit when in Healdsburg, to enjoy the beautiful and centuries-old hand fans with fine and intricate designs.