Sonoma County museums opening archives to the public in honor of National Archives Month

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Participating Archives

California State Parks, Blue Wing Inn

Address: 131 E. Spain St., Sonoma

Website: sonomaparks.org

Normal opening hours: none

Hours open on Oct. 5: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Sitting Room, A Community Library

Address: 2025 Curtis Drive, Penngrove

Website: sittingroom.org

Normal opening hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Hours open on Oct. 5: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

West County Museum

Address: 261 S. Main St., Sebastopol

Website: wschs.org/museum

Normal opening hours: Thursday through Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.

Hours open on Oct. 5: 1 to 4 p.m.

Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society

Address: 221 Matheson St., Healdsburg

Website: healdsburgmuseum.org

Normal opening hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Charles M. Schulz Museum

Address: 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa

Website: schulzmuseum.org/visit

Normal opening hours: weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours open on Oct. 5: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (museum) and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (archives)

Museum of Sonoma County

Address: 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa

Website: museumsc.org/visit

Normal opening hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (museum) and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (archives) - Admission fee required

Cotati Museum and Historical Society

Address: 201 W. Sierra Ave., Cotati

Website: cotatihistoricalsociety.org

Normal opening hours: Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m., second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m.

Hours open on Oct. 5: noon to 4 p.m.

Geyserville Museum at the Bosworth and Son Store

Address: 21060 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville

Website: bosworthandson.com

Normal opening hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Petaluma Historical Library and Museum

Address: 20 Fourth St., Petaluma

Website: petalumamuseum.com

Normal opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday

Hours open on Oct. 5: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society (Hogarty Research Library and Archive)

Address: 1364 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma

Website: nwprrhs.org

Normal opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society (Restoration Yard)

Address: Corner of Copeland and East Washington streets, Petaluma

Website: nwprrhs.org

Normal opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. alternate Saturdays

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Windsor Historical Society & Hembree House Museum

Address: 9225 Foxwood Drive, Windsor

Website: windsorhistory.org

Normal opening hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and by appointment

Hours open on Oct. 5: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library and Archives

Address: 725 Third St., Santa Rosa

Website: sonomalibrary.org

Normal opening hours: Mon. and Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sonoma County Wine Library at the Healdsburg Regional Library

Address: 139 Piper St., Healdsburg

Website: sonomalibrary.org

Normal opening hours: Mon. and Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Petaluma History Room – Petaluma Regional Library

Address: 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma

Website: sonomalibrary.org

Normal opening hours: Mon. and Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hours open on Oct. 5 : 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Hosting tables at the Central Library Forum Room, 211 E Street, Santa Rosa
Sonoma Valley Historical Society - Sonoma County Genealogical Society - The Sitting Room Community Library - Sonoma County Historical Society - Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County - Sonoma County LGBTQI Timeline - Historical Society of Santa Rosa - John Burton representing the Northwestern Bottle Collectors Assn. - Sonoma County Historical Records Commission - Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters - Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery

Sonoma County museums and libraries are throwing open the doors to their archives in a first-of-its-kind event on Oct. 5 in celebration of National Archives Month.

The main event, at the Central Library in Santa Rosa (725 Third Street) will showcase recent donations from the Historical Society of Santa Rosa, Pedersen's Furniture and the Sonoma County Archives.

Activities include a local history quiz, a scavenger hunt, and discussion about preservation tips and research tricks.

Special presentations on preserving history and democracy and genealogical research will be held at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Unique exhibits and interactive activities will be held at locations throughout the county, including the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa and the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society in Petaluma.

For more information, go to sonomalibrary.org/archivescrawl.

For an interactive map of all the participating archives, go here.

Participating Archives

California State Parks, Blue Wing Inn

Address: 131 E. Spain St., Sonoma

Website: sonomaparks.org

Normal opening hours: none

Hours open on Oct. 5: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Sitting Room, A Community Library

Address: 2025 Curtis Drive, Penngrove

Website: sittingroom.org

Normal opening hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Hours open on Oct. 5: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

West County Museum

Address: 261 S. Main St., Sebastopol

Website: wschs.org/museum

Normal opening hours: Thursday through Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.

Hours open on Oct. 5: 1 to 4 p.m.

Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society

Address: 221 Matheson St., Healdsburg

Website: healdsburgmuseum.org

Normal opening hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Charles M. Schulz Museum

Address: 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa

Website: schulzmuseum.org/visit

Normal opening hours: weekdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours open on Oct. 5: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (museum) and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (archives)

Museum of Sonoma County

Address: 425 Seventh St., Santa Rosa

Website: museumsc.org/visit

Normal opening hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (museum) and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (archives) - Admission fee required

Cotati Museum and Historical Society

Address: 201 W. Sierra Ave., Cotati

Website: cotatihistoricalsociety.org

Normal opening hours: Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m., second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m.

Hours open on Oct. 5: noon to 4 p.m.

Geyserville Museum at the Bosworth and Son Store

Address: 21060 Geyserville Ave., Geyserville

Website: bosworthandson.com

Normal opening hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Petaluma Historical Library and Museum

Address: 20 Fourth St., Petaluma

Website: petalumamuseum.com

Normal opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday

Hours open on Oct. 5: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society (Hogarty Research Library and Archive)

Address: 1364 N. McDowell Blvd., Petaluma

Website: nwprrhs.org

Normal opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society (Restoration Yard)

Address: Corner of Copeland and East Washington streets, Petaluma

Website: nwprrhs.org

Normal opening hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. alternate Saturdays

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Windsor Historical Society & Hembree House Museum

Address: 9225 Foxwood Drive, Windsor

Website: windsorhistory.org

Normal opening hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and by appointment

Hours open on Oct. 5: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library and Archives

Address: 725 Third St., Santa Rosa

Website: sonomalibrary.org

Normal opening hours: Mon. and Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sonoma County Wine Library at the Healdsburg Regional Library

Address: 139 Piper St., Healdsburg

Website: sonomalibrary.org

Normal opening hours: Mon. and Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hours open on Oct. 5: 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Petaluma History Room – Petaluma Regional Library

Address: 100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma

Website: sonomalibrary.org

Normal opening hours: Mon. and Wed. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hours open on Oct. 5 : 11 a.m to 4 p.m.

Hosting tables at the Central Library Forum Room, 211 E Street, Santa Rosa
Sonoma Valley Historical Society - Sonoma County Genealogical Society - The Sitting Room Community Library - Sonoma County Historical Society - Lesbian Archives of Sonoma County - Sonoma County LGBTQI Timeline - Historical Society of Santa Rosa - John Burton representing the Northwestern Bottle Collectors Assn. - Sonoma County Historical Records Commission - Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters - Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery

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