WSCHS SEBASTOPOL CEMETERY WALK
OCTOBER 7TH & 8, 2022
The ghosts of many departed Sonoma County citizens will awaken to tell their stories and walk among those who attend this year’s 19th Annual Barbara Bull Memorial Cemetery Walk at Sebastopol Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Western Sonoma County Historical Society presents this event, our major fund-raiser which supports the activities of Luther Burbank’s Gold Ridge Experiment Farm and the West County Museum.
Tour groups will gather at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church then walk to the cemetery accompanied by the music of The HubBub Club and visit gravesites for historic vignettes of the lives of six dearly departed souls, finishing with home-made apple crisp, coffee and tea served at the historic Burbank Farm. Tour times are 6:00, 6:45, 7:30 and 8:15 pm.
This event is sold out!
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR THEIR SPONSORSHIPS:
ELEPHANT EAR SYSTEMS AND LEFF CONSTRUCTION DESIGN BUILD
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On May 14, 2022 the West County Museum’s new exhibit opened. This exhibit looks at the history of the Sebastopol newspaper that told the story of our town from 1889 to the present. The Sebastopol Times gave the Museum its bound issues from the years 1940 to 2017. Rollie Atkinson, the paper’s owner and publisher presented this collection for our archives.
DRAMATIC STREET PHOTOS BEFORE AND AFTER THE 1906 EARTHQUAKE
Sebastopol’s first Fire Wagon, a blacksmith shop, a saloon. Interior of a dry goods store, vintage clothing of the era, hop pickers, the Sebastopol Union Grammar School’s baseball team (the SUGS) in uniform.
Newspaper articles from 1902. And more!
When and where?
Sebastopol Library: Aug. 1 – 16
Burbank Heights and Orchards: Aug. 17 – Sept. 2
West America Bank: Sept. 6 – 22
Exchange Bank: Sept. 23 – Oct. 7
Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm at 7777 Bodega Ave. (up the hill behind Burbank Senior Housing) is always open during daylight hours for self guided tours, plant sales, or just a pleasant walk. Volunteers are always at the Farm on Wednesdays to answer any question.