July 15, 2012
Posted by Sean Bressie
in Commitee Meeting
, Cotati Historical Society
, Fort Ross
, Fort Ross Conservancy
, Friends of the Carrillo Adobe
, Glen Ellen Historical Society
, Heritage Network
, Pacific Coast Air Museum
, Pacific Coast Air Museum
, Russian River Historical Society
, Santa Rosa
, Santa Rosa Cultural Heritage Board
, Sonoma County Genealogical Society
, Sonoma County Historical Society
, Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library
, Sonoma County Records Commission
, Tomales Regional History Center
, Western Sonoma County Historical Society
Heritage Network Meeting Minutes - July 14, 2012Western Sonoma County Historical Society
- Evelyn McClure
The West County Museum has a current exhibit on the Petaluma & Santa Rosa
Railroad, next January they will install an exhibit of Earl Carrillo's
collections. The Society will have a booth at the Grav Fair. Aug. 11-12. The
Burbank Experiment Farm will hold a Fall open house & plant sale. The
Society will present its 10th Annual Cemetery Walk with a program of women¹s
stories on Oct. 12-13. The vignettes from all ten years have now been
published in a book, available at the West County Museum. (Maybe you saw the
Press Democrat story in Chris Smith's column about Burbank dictionaries that
were left outside at the Museum as a donation and disappeared before the
docent arrived for the day.) On a personal note, Ms. McClure talked about
the recently published book on Bennett Valley "Beneath the Mountain of the
Burning Bird, Bennett Valley History and Memories" She is co-author, the
project was sponsored by John Talbot whose great-grandfather, Coleman Talbot
settled in Bennett Valley in 1852. Ms. McClure will talk about the book to
the Bennett Valley Homeowners Assn. on Thur. July 19, 7 pm at the Bennett
Sonoma County Records Commission
No Peterson prize will be awarded this year. There were ten high school
level submissions but none met the requirements.
Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library
- Jo Markwyn
Katherine Rinehardt is collecting the history of the Counties libraries. If
you have any information, contact Katherine.
Santa Rosa¹s 150th Anniversary Celebration
Gaye met with the Santa Rosa City Manager who asked if there was any
historical society that represented Santa Rosa and could give input on the
upcoming anniversary event (2017). Gaye asked anyone in the Heritage Network
that was interested in this project to contact her.
Glen Ellen Historical Society
- Jim Shere - Maria Shere
Their recent Town Hall meeting went well. They have been contacted by many
descendants due to being on Facebook. They expect to collaborate with the
Sonoma Developmental Center on compiling their history. Maria reported on
their website which she designed and asked us to check it for links and let
her know if your group would like to be linked.
Russian River Historical Society
- John Schubert
Their new home in the old Monte Rio post office building will be open on
Thursdays. The Bohemian Club show will be soon, to benefit the Monte Rio
Fire Dept, School, etal. The Marshall House, now senior center was
dedicated. The RRHS conducted a history "Walkabout" for Monte Rio students.
They will do a daytime cemetery tour. Having done previous themes of Civil
War veterans and pioneers, John asked for theme ideas.
Cotati Historical Society
- Simone Wilson
Simone said the April BBQ was a great success and over 100 raffle prizes
helped raise funds.
Tom Origer & Associates
- Tom Origer
Tom was our host for the day in the Laguna Foundation's Great Heron Hall. (a
terrific meeting place and great display of Don Jackson's Laguna photos).
Tom said his group is doing many archaeology projects out of the County. He
is a board member of the Laguna Foundation. He is working to help the group
emphasize cultural topics vs. the natural of the Laguna.
Georgetown, Pacific Coast Air Museum
The Burbank car will be at the Gravenstein Fair this year. The boardwalks at
Georgetown have been replaced. Some buildings repaired, some may come down
if unrepairable. Guy is involved in a documentary project on the Panavision
camera used in so many movies and made in the Los Angeles area.
The PCAM air show August 18-19 will have a Harrier plane.
Sonoma County Genealogical Society-Rural Cemetery
The SCGS Spring Seminar went very well. Tony Hoskins is now president of the
group. The Rural Cemetery held their Dark Side Tour on Friday the 13th,
there will not be a Friday the 13th for several years. The Lamplight tour in
September will highlight eight people. With permission from the Coroner¹s
office, the RC committee has assumed maintenance of the indigent burial
grounds, cutting weeds, etc. Sandy Frary has been given access to Coroner
records and is compiling inquest histories, this will especially be helpful
in identifying Rural Cemetery burials previously unknown. The RC group
dedicated a marker for Santa Rosa's first mayor, the cost of the marker was
paid for by former Santa Rosa mayors.
Sonoma County Historical Society
- Jeremy Nichols
Jeff Tobes led the 8th big walk to Fort Ross, 125 people participated. Jeff
is to be commended for all the "red tape" he waded through to get permission
to cross private lands.
The Chanate Cemetery dedication was held. It has only taken 9 years to reach
this point. Volunteer contractors did the work and the monument was provided
with donations. There will be a tour of the Chanate cemetery on July 21 for
the Rural Cemetery volunteers. Jeremy continues to research people buried at
Chanate with Ray Owen¹s help. At Spring Hill Cemetery, Brad DaVall has
helped repair stones. Another headstone has been returned to the cemetery.
Relatives of the deceased had removed it to repair it, unsuccessfully. It is
now put together with Brad's help. Sue Zeni has amassed a database of
burials at Spring Hill.
The SCHS summer picnic is scheduled for Sat. Sept. 22 at the Castelli Ranch
in Windsor. The Castelli's have a car and antique collection that should be
very interesting to visit.
Friends of the Carrillo Adobe, SR Cultural Heritage Board
Mark reported that SR HS teacher Dave Franzen and his students have done a
lot of cleanup work at the Adobe. Much of the historical Adobe wood had been
taken by homeless, some was recovered. An inventory is to be done on the
Mark also clued us in about new building codes to be instituted. Green
requirements will probably be very expensive when remodeling or building
new. Old buildings may be greener than thought, since they don¹t require AC
or other so-called modern technology for comfortable living. The new code
will take into account the benefits of an old building. Mark said Dan
Peterson is moving back to Santa Rosa from Marin County.
Tomales Regional History Center
-John LeBaron for Ginny Magan John said there
will be reunions for the Tomales High School for classes of 1936 to 1950. On
August 5th, there will be a celebration of Tomales' 100th anniversary, with
an open house at the museum, 1-4 pm, with a new exhibit.
Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society
-David Lightfoot David said
the 1867 Central Pacific coach has been restored. The group will continue
working on restoration projects.
Fort Ross and More
- Dan Murley
2012 is the 100th anniversary of the hike to Mt. St. Helena by Honoria
Tuomey and company to replace the original Russian plaque. Dan and group did
the hike this year. Dan mentioned an article he has done and hopes will be
published on Ralph Rose, Healdsburg Olympian. Ralph participated in shot put
and hammer throw in the London Olympics (year?). The Fort Ross festivities
will be winding down with the Cultural History Day at the end of July (last
Sat. & Sunday). The finale will come in the Fall.