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The following snippets of history are compiled by volunteers of the Windsor Museum & Historical Society. The museum is open, free to the public, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment. The museum is… [...]
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Source: Windsor Times
Dear Folks, France is just like in the movies and the French people very hospitable but their customs are strange. I am well and enjoying it over here. "Beaucoup” love, your son.Those are the basic bones of most letters WWI soldiers sent to their Sonoma county loved ones and friends - and we know that because the Press Democrat printed hundreds of them during the war. Sometimes they were condensed down or summarized, but others [...]
Wed, Nov 14, 2018
Source: I see by the Papers…
Had LinkedIn existed a century ago, his profile would have been the thinnest. POSITION: Assistant undertaker, Santa Rosa CA. EXPERIENCE: 33 years. It would seem like the profile of a inconsequential (and probably boring) fellow, yet he was close friends with some of the best artists in America. Curators from top museums were regularly visiting his modest homes, first on Chinn street in Santa Rosa and then on Vine street in Sebastopol. His name was [...]
Sat, Nov 03, 2018
Source: I see by the Papers…
If it can be said that there was a renaissance period of American architecture, then it had to be San Francisco in the 1890s. The city was vibrant with possibility; buildings were being designed that had never been imagined before. And in the middle of this was a twenty-something young man from Petaluma who was absorbing it all.(This is the final part of a presentation made at the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum on October [...]
Mon, Oct 22, 2018
Source: I see by the Papers…
Brainerd Jones designed high-fashioned mansions and simple homes; he was adept with both the old styles and the avant-guarde. If there was any other architect as versatile as this, I do not know who it is. Yet he had no formal training. He did not study architecture at any college, nor did he apprentice at a major architectural firm. His only credentials were having worked as a carpenter and a draftsman. Yet there he was [...]
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
Source: I see by the Papers…
Facebook post of the Sonoma Developmental Center on October 15, 2017 from the North Bay Fires web archive.
Facebook post of the Sonoma Developmental Center on October 15, 2017 from the North Bay Fires web archive. For many people, libraries are where they go for the hottest “lucky day” books, or season five of The Americans, or to stream the latest Grammy winners. But public libraries are also where people go when they need one-of-a-kind resource materials such as a 1967 telephone book for the town of Geyserville or a copy of a hand-drawn [...]
Sat, Oct 20, 2018
Source: SC Library – History & Genealogy
Forget the 1906 earthquake: The "Spanish Flu" which swept through Sonoma county in 1918 was the worst disaster to hit Sonoma county - or at least, since the smallpox epidemic wiped out nearly everyone in the Pomo communities in 1837.Our ancestors here were caught off-guard even though there was a month's notice that it was remarkably deadly and would inevitably reach Santa Rosa. From mid-September onwards the Press Democrat and Argus-Courier printed bad [...]
Sun, Oct 07, 2018
Source: I see by the Papers…
Small updates to a couple of resources… Sonoma County Authors (Community) A number of links and features of our SC Authors site were no longer working due to changes in the Library's catalog query structure. Author and significant title queries now search correctly. In addition, the Open Library table of ebooks hasn't worked correctly for some time and has for now been replaced by a working query under the ebook listings. Finally, authors can now be searched [...]
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
Source: Sonoma County Digital Library Project
Lee Brothers Van & Storage parked in front of the Santa Rosa Post Office, circa. 1918 SCL Photo No. 30012
Lee Brothers Van & Storage parked in front of the Santa Rosa Post Office, circa. 1918 SCL Photo No. 30012 The Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library, a special collection of the Sonoma County Library system, which is dedicated to collecting and preserving local history as well genealogical materials of a national and international focus, will close temporarily starting August 27, 2018, as the building it occupies receives much-needed upgrades. Starting September 4th, one-on-one reference service will [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: SC Library – History & Genealogy
***HELP US CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF SANTA ROSA BY EXPLORING THE HISTORY AND BEAUTY OF THE CITY OF ROSES The price for the day of walking and history includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tee Shirt AND ONE YEAR'S MEMBERSHIP to the Sonoma County Historical Society. $75 ADULTS, $10 UNDER 18 INFORMATION AND ENROLLMENT FORM: SONOMACOUNTYHISTORY.ORG/Historywalk INFORMATION: RAY JOHNSON 707-535-6476 63sprintray@gmail.com http://www.sonomacountyhistory.org/2018/03/14th-annual-20-mile-history-walk-april-28th-2018/*** HELP US CELEBRATE 150 YEARS OF SANTA ROSA BY EXPLORING THE HISTORY AND BEAUTY OF THE CITY [...]
Mon, Mar 05, 2018
Source: SCHS Facebook Shares
***"Arches", an open source heritage inventory system, developed by the Getty Conservation Institute and the World Monuments Fund, is the first of its kind (and its class) at providing a standards-based inventory system specifically designed from the ground up for built heritage resources.*** Getting to the heart of places that matter. [...]
Fri, Jan 26, 2018
Source: SCHS Facebook Shares
***Over a century of cattle ranching on the North Coast*** See historic photos of cattle ranching along the North Coast from the 19th century to the 21st century. [...]
Thu, Nov 30, 2017
Source: SCHS Facebook Shares
****** Unfortunately the "Second Saturday" Lecture scheduled for Oct. 14th has been cancelled due to the fires. Richard will be rescheduled at a later date. [...]
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
Source: SCHS Facebook Shares
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