June 6, 2013 Posted by Sean Bressie in Announcement, Historic Landmark, Sonoma, Sonoma - Blue Wing Adobe, Sonoma League for Historic Preservation
Call for Papers - CCPH Conference - Deadline June 15th, 2013The California Council for the Promotion of History invites YOUR ideas and expertise for the next CCPH conference, October 17-19, 2013, in Hanford, California. We are looking to YOU--our California colleagues--to make this conference the best ever. The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2013.
Student and New Professional Stipends for the 33rd Annual CCPH Conference October 17-19, 2013 in Hanford, CATo encourage the development of Public History students and new professionals, CCPH offers conference stipends. The stipends are funded by CCPH and by a grant from the California Office of Historic Preservation.Stipends include paid by Coupon Companion Plugin" href="http://
Call for Papers - Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History March 19-22, 2014 in Monterey, CAFrom March 19-22, 2014, public historians from across the nation and around the world will be gathering in the historic city of Monterey, California, for the annual meeting of the National Council on Public History. Many unique tours, special events, and innovative sessions are planned. The call for papers is open until July 15. Members of CCPH and public historians everywhere are cordially invited to submit a paper or session proposal. The theme of the conference is: “Sustainable Public History.” We welcome submissions from all areas of the field, including teaching, museums, archives, heritage management, tourism, consulting, litigation-based research, and public service. Proposals may address any area of public history, but we especially welcome submissions which relate to our theme. For more information, visit the NCPH website http://ncph.org/cms/
May 8, 2013 Posted by Sean Bressie in Announcement, Historical Society of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, Towns
Historical Society of Santa Rosa becomes a reality. First meeting heldThe idea of a historical society has been long in the incubation process but with the 150th anniversary of Santa Rosa’s incorporation coming near, the time seemed right to begin putting the pieces together. In October, 2012, we called together several people interested in developing a society to gauge interest and energy in such an endeavor. It became clear almost immediately that the time was ripe and that we should continue to pursue this worthy project. It will be the historical society’s mission to find these projects and preserve or restore them and, of course, make the public aware of them. Visit Historical Society of Santa Rosa
State wants to charge citizens to see public court records
By PAUL PAYNE THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 12:15 p.m.
Viewing a public file at the Santa Rosa courthouse will cost $10 under a proposal from the state's judicial branch that is drawing fire from critics who say it will limit access to public information.The new search fee is among 11 recommendations from a panel of judges, lawyers and legislators that have been sent to the governor to be added to his budget. read more....
February 1, 2013 Posted by Sean Bressie in Agriculture, Announcement, Earl Carrillo, Graton, Sebastopol, Western Sonoma County Historical Society
The West County Museum opens with the Earl Carrillo Collection
SSU LibraryThe West County Museum opens with the Earl Carrillo Collection and A brief history of the Museum's 20th years in operation on Feb. 1. A reception will be held for the public and Carrillo family members On Saturday February 16, 1 to 4 pm. Drop by and have a cup of tea and find out about Earl Carrillo's Life (101 years) and family history. http://www.wschsgrf.org/announcements/newexhibitearlcarrillocollection
January 26, 2013 Posted by Sean Bressie in Agua Caliente, Announcement, Banquet, Beltane Ranch, Civil War (1861-1865), Era, Gold Rush (1848–1855), Mary Ellen Pleasant, Sonoma County Historical Society, Valley of the Moon
Susheel Bibbs Presents Her Chautauqua as Mary Ellen Pleasant - Annual Luncheon, March 24th
Guest Speaker Susheel Bibbs Presenting Her Chautauqua as Mary Ellen PleasantThis unique, historical interactive performance by Dr. Susheel Bibbs will unfold the extraordinary saga of Mary Ellen Pleasant. Born a slave and known as “Mammy” Pleasant, this daring activist and entrepreneur was an associate of John Brown, and played an important role in the Underground Railroad. She is now recognized as the Mother of Civil Rights in California. Her dramatic life spanned the Gold Rush and the Civil War, and was instrumental in shaping early San Francisco society, amassing a fortune with which she established Beltane Ranch in the Valley of the Moon. Dr. Bibbs, an EMMY award winning TV producer and scholar, is known as the “foremost expert on Mary Pleasant”. She will portray Mary Pleasant, and then take part in a question and answer session.
Pleasant was a Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and Malcom X all rolled into one. Read more about her at Dr. Susheel Bibbs' website.
January 17, 2013 Posted by Sean Bressie in Announcement, Jeanne Thurlow Miller, Sonoma County Historical Society
Last founding member, Jeanne Thurlow Miller diesOn January 9, 2013, Jeanne Thurlow Miller, which one of our awards is named after, passed away. She was 5 months short of her 100th birthday. She is believed to be the last living founding member of the Sonoma County Historical Society, as well as a past president. The last Society meeting she attended was in 2006, when an award was given in her name. She carried her love of history and research well into her nineties, passing all of her work onto her granddaughters. -Robert and Katey Miller Jeanne co-authored "Wild Oats in Eden: Sonoma County in the 19th Century" with Harvey J. Hansen in 1962. She also Authored "Seeing historic Sonoma today" in 1967. Jeanne Thurlow Miller's collection of exceptional watercolors, oils, and photographs represent turn-of-the-century Sonoma County lifestyles and landscapes. They can be seen at the Sonoma County Museum in March 2013.
January 3, 2013 Posted by Sean Bressie in Announcement, Banquet, Events, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County Historical Society