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Sonoma County Museum

CELEBRATING NAGASAWA AT FOUNTAINGROVE

Fountaingrove / Museum Fundraiser


Sunday, September 11 / 4 PM – 7 PM
Paradise Ridge Winery
$35 Members/ $45 General
Appetizers, Cash Bar
Buy tickets here Fountaingrove Fundraiser

Dr. Daniel Markwyn will weave the scanty particulars of The Man Who Was Torn By the Bear and Body Found in the Laguna

Brief Lives of the North Bay: The Man Who Was Torn By the Bear and Body Found in the Laguna Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:00pm Two men, one in 1833 and one in 1878, worked in the region north of San Pablo Bay that we know as Sonoma County. Both died violently and unexpectedly and both were buried in unmarked graves. Both of these men died where they did and when they did because of their participation in the continuing scramble to control and to exploit the land and the resources of northwestern North America and the opportunities offered by the region's location on the Pacific shore. Dr. Daniel Markwyn, Professor Emeritus in history at Sonoma State University, will weave the scanty particulars of these two men's lives into the larger history of nineteenth century Sonoma County and show how two obscure and under-documented events, widely separated in time and hardly noticed in the documentary record can reveal patterns and connections and deepen our understanding of Sonoma County's history. Dr. Markwyn taught at SSU until his retirement in 2001. Among the papers he has delivered are "Americanizing Early Sonoma County: A Process and a Place" and "The Long Reach of the Search for Luxury, Warmth, and Profit: The Sonoma County Region and the Nineteenth-Century Fur Trade." This event will be held at the University of San Francisco's Santa Rosa Campus, located at: 416 B Street Santa Rosa, CA, US, 95401 Museum Members $7.50 / General $10.00 Tickets can be purchased at our website sonomacountymuseum.org under events or by contacting Michelle Novosel at 707 579-1500 x 13 or mnovosel@sonomacountymuseum.org (Michelle will be out on Monday, March 24 but you can still leave a message or e-mail)

Dr. Markwyn speaks at Sonoma County Museum Nov 7th, 2013

THE MAN WHO WAS TORN BY THE BEAR AND THE BODY FOUND THIS DAY IN THE LAGUNA: BRIEF LIVES OF THE NORTH BAY

NOVEMBER 7- 7 PM - at the Sonoma County Museum

 Presented by Daniel Markwyn, PhD., Emeritus Professor of History, Sonoma State University Dr. Markwyn will examine the violent and untimely deaths of two men, one who died in 1833 and the other in 1878, while working in the region north of San Pablo Bay that we know as Sonoma County. Both men died as a result of their participation in the continuing scramble to control and exploit the land and the resources of northwestern North America. Piecing together the scanty particulars of these two men's lives, Dr. Markwyn will show how two obscure and under-documented events, widely separated in time, can reveal patterns and connections, connect us to an earlier time and deepen our understanding of Sonoma County's history.

Sonoma County Museum 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 $5 SCM members/ $7 Non members

www.sonomacountymuseum.org

ONLINE TICKET SALES WILL END AT 5:00 PM ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR.

Dan Peterson dies at 76

  Santa Rosa's classic, Roman-columned 1910 post office faced demolition 40 years ago when architect Dan Peterson advocated saving it by picking it up and sliding it out of the path of urban renewal. Some locals mocked the notion of moving the two-story, 1,700-ton stone edifice. Conservationist Peterson beamed in 1979 as it completed its snail-paced, two-block journey — and some spectators sported T-shirts that exclaimed, “They said it couldn't be done!”...... More
By CHRIS SMITH THE PRESS DEMOCRAT October 8, 2013
Related: Post office documentation and drawings

What caused the fire? Was it an accident, or the work of an arsonist?

 Burning Down the House – A talk on the fire at Jack London’s Wolf House at the SonomaCounty Museum. August 22, 2013 at 7pm.

  100th anniversary of the Wolf House fire SSU Professor Emeritus, Jonah Raskin, to Talk About the Fire at Jack London’s Wolf House on Its 100th-Anniversary, August 22, 2013 at the Sonoma County Museum. 425 Seventh Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Talk begins at 7 PM. FREE for members of SCM, $7 for non-members. Call 707 579-1500 or register online here: Sonoma County Museum Event Fires and floods play famous roles in Sonoma County. Few fires have captured the popular imagination as intensely as the fire that devastated Jack London’s mansion, Wolf House, in 1913. On August 22, 2013, the 100th anniversary of the fire, SSU Professor Emeritus, Jonah Raskin puts on his detective cap, sifts though the evidence and cross-examines the major and the minor suspects. Raskin’s talk takes place at the Sonoma County Museum. Local historian and Press Democrat columnist, Gaye Le Baron, introduces the speaker, and adds comments of her own.