So…what’s in the boxcar?
Opening on Jan 6. 2024 is our next exhibit at the West County Museum called: “SO…. WHAT’s IN THE BOXCAR?” Visitors often ask this very question so we thought, let’s show people that the boxcar is actually the museum Archives! And what’s in the Archives? Think of the Boxcar as Sebastopol’s Attic.
We are bringing out to show off at the museum all the bits and pieces that we’ve collected over the years from our town’s folk. Each donation, whether large or small, is a memory. All of it tells a story about our town.
Book-signing at the West County Museum
on January 27th, noon to 2:00 pm at
261 S Main St. Free admission!
Mary Dodgion will be signing copies of her book called, “Driving Through History” about all things automotive from the early 1900s to present day.
Book available at the West County Museum now or purchase at the event! $23.00. Stop by on Wednesday mornings, 10-noon or weekends 11-2 to get your copy.
Women’s Suffrage Marker
Triggs Reference Room
The reference room contains histories and newspaper clippings about local families and businesses, local authors and west Sonoma County publications, a P&SR Railroad history, and a collection of Oral Histories on tape and videos which tell personal recollections of early days in West County.
P&SR Electric Railway Depot
Built in 1917 and restored in the 1980’s, the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Electric Railway Depot is home to the West County Museum.
With over 8,000 donated photographs in our constantly growing collection, West County Museum offers a unique window into our past.
Our artifacts are housed in a Pacific Fruit Express ‘boxcar’ that once traveled the electric rails of the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway that helped establish businesses, employment and apple dynasties in West County.
261 South Main Street, next door to the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce and across from the Post Office.
Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.