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20 Fourth Street, Petaluma
(Corner of 4th and B Street)
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Our Next Exhibit “El Dia de Los Muertos” Opens with an Artist Reception on Saturday, October 1 – 6:00 pm. Please see below for more information
Saturday, October 1, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Join us for the Artists Reception for the art exhibition Colores de la Vida – Colors of Life Curated by Carlos Villez. Featuring the work of Latino Artists in the Bay Area, a community altar, and traditional altars. We will have a lecture, music, food and refreshments.
Join Us in a Fun Evening of Tequila Pairing.
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
20 4th Street (Corner of 4th and B St.)
Reservations: $60 each/$100 pair
Reservations in Advance Only
The evening begins at 6:00pm in the main hall of the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum. This classic historical site creates a perfect atmosphere for your enjoyment of a professionally guided tasting tour of five different varieties of Tequila, accompanied with notes and anecdotes on the spirits’ related region and process.
Each selected Tequila will be accompanied by a plate specially prepared by Preferred Sonoma Caterers to complement that spirit.
This event is sponsored by Wilibees Wines & Spirits, Preferred Sonoma Caterers and JRB Event Services.
Tickets: $60 each / $100 pair
Reservations available in advance only. This event will sell out!
Poetry of Remembrance
Friday, October 14, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 pm
An evening of bilingual poetry will include featured poets and community readers. Potluck dinner.
Candlelight Procession with Giant Puppets
Saturday, October 29, 2016
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The procession starts at Water Street Bistro and ends at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum on 20 4th St. Festivities will include live music, Ballet Folklorico de Petaluma Paquiyollotzin, Aztec dancers, food and art vendors, face painting, art and altars, and much more.
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
May Through October
Meet at the steps to the Museum
Corner of 4th and B Streets in Petaluma
Free; donations welcome
Annual Cemetery Tour
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Cypress Hill Memorial Park
430 Magnolia Ave., Petaluma
Featuring the Petalumans of Yesteryear
$10 for member of the PMA, $15 for all others.
Children 12 and under are free.
Enjoy a quiet stroll as you visit the resting places of various of Petalumas past luminaries. Their stories will be told by docents dressed in period piece garb. Comfortable shoes suggested.
The Petalumans of Yesteryear return to reflect on life in the 19th century Petaluma. Presenting their life story at their respective gravesites will be:
Capt. Baylis, early river captain
The McNears – Ida Bell, Clara and John McNear
Issac Wickersham, Esq., lawyer and entrepreneur
Professor and Sarah Lippitt, lawyer and educator
Brainerd Jones, Petaluma’s renowned architect
Addie Atwater, early civic leader
Lyman Byce, Petaluma Incubator Company
William Howard Pepper, founder Pepper kindergarten
Tour begins at the Cypress Hill office parking lot –
Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Ave., Petaluma at 10:30 a.m.
We will walk from gravesite to gravesite, and listen to these costumed Petaluma Pioneers tell their life stories.
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Museum Location and Hours
The Petaluma Historical Library & Museum is located at 20 Fourth Street, in downtown Petaluma, CA 94952. (707) 778-4398
Hours Thursday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.