2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
with DENNIS MCNALLY
A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead
and Susana Millman
Alive with the Dead: A Fly on the Wall with a Camera
Steve and Glenda Castelli have been collecting just about everything they ever saw over the past half century, and what they’ve got will take you on a long journey deep into the American past.
What have they got? —classic autos and trucks, old tractors and gas station signs and pumps, games and toys of every description, Lionel Trains and Schwinns and Flexy Racers, kitchen kitsch from the sublime to the outrageous, and much, much more than all that.Here’s your chance to wander through their private museum during the Sonoma County Historical Society Annual Picnic, from 11 to 2 on Sunday, September 13th. The Castelli Ranch is located at 420 Grapevine Lane in Healdsburg, off Eastside Road, just west of Highway 101. We’ll provide free hot dogs and sausages, as long as you bring a salad or dessert to share. Nonmembers are welcome, so bring your friends— there’s no charge, but reservations are required to make sure there’ll be enough food. Call Joann Mitchell at (707) 545-5094 or Marjorie Torliatt at (707) 545-7507 to tell us you’re coming.
I told you that I would be emphasizing "walking" before the walk so that you can enjoy the experience even more. Ray Johnson, one of the organizers this year, has written an article specific to our walk. He is an experienced walker and his advice is good. He and his wife, Cecilia have gone on Jeff's "25 Mile Walks" for 8 years. He knows what he is talking about, so read, enjoy and take his advice. Read more
Santa Rosa filmmaker Robyn Kasper has been a finalist in three film competitions since 2012 but never won an award. In January, the spell was broken.
Kasper was honored by the Sonoma County Historical Society for “Camp Windsor,” her 27-minute documentary about the German prisoner of war camp that housed 250 captives during World War II. It was a branch of the Army’s Camp Beale in Marysville. Read More