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Santa Rosa Earthquakes Report c1970

I came across some historical data on Santa Rosa Earthquakes that may be interesting to some of you.
Sean Bressie | Sonoma County Historical Society

Petaluma Museum Unveils “I Do!” with Vintage Wedding Fashions

The romance of antique wedding attire—lace, flounces, fine handwork—joins the historical record in a never-before exhibit of gowns and accessories from Petaluma Historical Museum’s textile collection. “I Do!” traces the stories of over 20 Petaluma brides from the 1870s to the 1930s through vintage photographs, personal stories and of course, the actual finery worn by the women. Textile Curator Teresa Fröschl pored through boxes of the museum’s collection to unwrap not only gowns but also veils, gloves, shoes and the dainty “unmentionables” that made up the brides’ trousseaus, as well as fashions for the groom, ring-bearer and flower girl. Volunteers in the Research Library searched for and located news accounts of many of the weddings, including those of some of Petaluma’s leading families such as the McNears and the Denmans. The exhibit comes to fruition courtesy of a grant that Ms. Fröschl secured from Community Foundation of Sonoma County to create and assemble 20 body forms that match the petite frames and corset-winnowed waistlines of the past brides. Modern mannequins simply “wouldn’t do,” which is why the garments languished for so long, stored in acid-free paper and boxes. Most of the gowns have not been available for viewing since they were folded away decades ago. “I Do!” opens July 15 and runs through September 30, 2012. A Reception for the public at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, will feature—what else?—cake and champagne. Admission: $3 Members and Seniors, $5 General.  Children 12 and under free.  The Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. on Sundays 20 Fourth Street, Petaluma, CA; 707-778-4398; www.petalumamuseum.com  
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