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Archive for January 2015

2015 Lecture & Awards Luncheon - March 22nd

Join us Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, at the Flamingo Hotel, 4th Street & Farmer’s Lane in Santa Rosa 11am: No Host Bar, History Student Presentations, Raffle Fundraiser, & Great Conversation! 12 Noon: Luncheon, Annual Awards, & Guest Speaker

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SFJCAuthor Laura Ackley, an architectural  historian who has spent many years delving into the joys and mysteries of the Panama Pacific Exposition of 1915, will be the guest speaker at the annual awards banquet of Sonoma County Historical Society Sunday, Mar.22, at the Flamingo Hotel at Fourth St. and Farmers Lane in Santa Rosa.

Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $40 per person. The SCHS also would appreciate donations to sponsor luncheon tickets at $40 each for History Day students who attend.

The menu: Entrée Choices:  Mediterranean Pasta (Vegan Option), Grilled Chicken Rustica, or Atlantic Salmon with Mango Pico de Gallo sauce; Caesar salad, herb roasted Yukon potatoes and vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup.

There will be exhibits related to the Expo and also exhibits by History Day students. There will also be a business meeting, awards presentations and a fundraiser raffle. Read more

2015 History Walk Celebrates The 100 year PPIE Anniversary

The Sonoma County Historical Society is sponsoring its 11th 20-25 mile historical walk and its 6th through San Francisco Saturday, June 6, 2015 for history and physical fitness buffs.  The purpose of the walk is threefold: to increase health through walking, to learn about San Francisco’s unique history, and to promote Sonoma County. This year we will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Pan-Pacific International Exposition

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Trione Vineyards - The Old Stone Building

Digital Archive, Source: Trione Vineyard Website
The Old Stone Building
During planning and construction of their new winery at the Trione’s Alexander Valley Home Ranch, three generations of the family gave thoughtful consideration to preserving the 97-year-old landmark stone building. Built in 1908 as Nervo winery, the commanding structure reveals Sonoma County’s winemaking history rooted in Italian American traditions. The Old Stone BuildingFrank Nervo Sr. commissioned the winery two years after the San Francisco earthquake devastated homes and commercial structures as far north as Santa Rosa and Alexander Valley. Nervo hired contractor and stone mason Peter Moroni, whose family immigrated to California from Italian villages near the Carrara quarry where Michaelangelo acquired his marble. Moroni used large basalt blocks mined from nearby Annadel quarry and lumber cut and hewn from Oregon forests. Mindful of the recent quake and the power of Mother Nature, Moroni developed a unique, reinforced design. As the building began to rise and the massive second floor joists were hoisted into place, he embedded a heavy linked chain into the outside walls. Nervo installed contemporary winemaking equipment. A 30-horsepower locomotive-size steam boiler ran the must pump and wine press; a donkey engine powered various sized steel wheels driving leather belts to feed grapes to the crusher. Second floor fermenters gravity-fed ground floor storage tanks secured on a concrete floor, an innovation at a time when dirt floors were common. Newspaper accounts from 1908 laud the newly built structure as a symbol of the vitality and conviction pioneering families had for the future of Sonoma County agriculture and wine. After a century of use, the Old Stone Building retains that original belief and foresight. Now a beautifully restored two-story hospitality center surrounded by sweeping views of Alexander Valley, the Old Stone Building accommodates the winery’s special events and Trione wine club gatherings. Enhanced by a beautifully planted courtyard with cascading water fountain, it is open for arranged tours that provide historical perspective and ample room for personal inspiration. The venue is also available for weddings and gatherings up to 250 people. - See more at: http://trionewinery.com
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