“EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!”
Opening May 14, 2022, the West County Museum’s new exhibit is a look at the history of the Sebastopol newspaper that told the story of our town from 1889 to the present! The museum was the recipient of the bound issues of the Sebastopol Times, 1940 to 2017. The collection was presented for our archives by Rollie Atkinson, owner and publisher.
The exhibit highlights the story of the newspaper as it told the story of our town. Through headlines and artifacts, photos and articles, ads and editorials, our goal is to remind the community of our history by sharing these precious newspapers. We hope to illuminate the role of home-town newspapers, even as they disappear throughout the country. What will be lost when such newspapers die?
The West County Museum’s current schedule is Saturday and Sunday, 11-2pm. We reopen on May 14th.