historical suffrage marker
National Collaboration of Women’s History Sites who created the National Votes for Women Trail, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation has awarded an historical marker for two suffragists and meeting hall in Sebastopol, CA, on August 19, 2022. See our Dedication Video
recent exhibit: “extra, extra read all about it”
Take a tour of the West County Museum’s exhibit which took a look at the history of the Sebastopol newspaper who told the story of our town from 1889. The exhibit highlighted headlines, artifacts, photos and articles, ads, and editorials to present the subject. The goal was to remind the community of our history by sharing these precious newspapers. The role of home-town newspapers, even as they disappear throughout the country, was told in the exhibit. The curator, Donna Pittman, asks “What will be lost when such newspapers die?” “Where will you get your local news? How will we keep the local connection? See our “Extra, Extra” exhibit video.
voices from the past
The Western Sonoma County Historical Society has partnered with California Revealed, a State Library initiative to help California’s public libraries to digitize, preserve, and to provide access to the audio recordings of our local citizens, called oral histories, which provides online access to everyone.
Now the Historical Society can offer to the public the opportunity to listed to these amazing recordings in full length right from the comfort of your living room. They can be heard by visiting www.archive.org or www.californiarevealed.org When at the sites just do a search for Western Sonoma County Historical and click on our logo.