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Preserving the Unique History of Petaluma and Providing Educational and Cultural Services to the Community

20 Fourth Street, Petaluma
(Corner of 4th and B Street)


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Our Current Exhibit:

Petaluma Arts Association Celebrates 60 Years — Paintings, Sculpture & Ceramics by 31 Petaluma Arts Association Artists

Opening Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday, November 18
5:00 – 7:00 pm
All are welcome to attend

Exhibit Hours:

November 16-December 16, 2017
20 4th Street (corner of 4th & B)
Hours: Thurs. – Sat. 10 am – 4 pm, Sun. 12 – 3pm


The Petaluma Arts Association is celebrating its 60th year by showing new and old members’ work.  Some members have been with the organization since its beginning, while others have joined recently.  PAA encourages members in developing and showing their work.  The art will include paintings, some showing Petaluma in the past, prints, sculpture, clay, gourds, toy soldiers, etc.

The Art Work may be purchased. Please check at the Docent Desk for more information.


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Beauty from the Ashes
A Benefit Concert

Songs, Stories & Poems of Love, Loss & Hope
A Benefit for Victims of the Sonoma Fires

Join Kayleen Asbo, pianist and Santa Rosa Symphony Music Historian, Bonnie Brooks, vocalist and Larry Robinson, poet for a heart-opening evening of music and poetry tracing the themes of  loss, love, hope and grace.


Music by Handel, Schumann, Brahms, Fanny Mendelssohn, Samuel Barber, Leonard Cohen, John Lennon and Loreena McKinnett will weave together with poetry of Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Naomi Shahib Nye, Rashani Rea and others in a journey celebrating the human capacity for resilience and beauty in the midst of darkness and sorrow.


100% of donation will go to benefit musicians affected by the fire.


With Kayleen Asbo, story & piano
Bonnie Brooks, vocals
Larry Robinson, poetry recitation

Sunday, November 26 at 4:00 pm
Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
20 Fourth Street (corner of 4th & B Street)

Tickets Available Online Now!

Tickets:  $25 downstairs
$40 Balcony

All Fire Victims Welcomed Free


PMA Holiday Membership Party
And Annual Meeting

Friday, December 1, 5-7 p.m.

PMA members nosh and mingle at this festive annual membership gathering, including brief election results.
PMA members only event.


9th Annual New Years Eve Gala Concert

Sunday, December 31, 2017
6-8 PM

Sponsored by Sky Hill Cultural Alliance at the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum. A festive evening with music by the masters , performed by string players
from the San Francisco Symphony and Elizabeth Walter, pianist.

Don’t miss this annual tradition in the “Carnegie Hall” of Petaluma. Complimentary wine and cheese! Balcony seating with elite beverage service.

Tickets Available Online Now!

Early Bird Ticket Pricing: (until Dec. 21) $40 Downstairs Seating
$60 Balcony Seating with Elite Beverage Service
After Dec. 21 $50/$70
Buy early! This event sells out!

Don’t miss ‘Night in Vienna – The New Year’s Eve Ball’ after the concert at Hermann Sons Hall.  For more information call 707-583-3340, or to Purchase Tickets please visit: Night in Vienna.


Musical Mondays Winter Series

Classical Anatomy: The Evolution of Form

With Kayleen Asbo, Ph. D.


Petaluma Historical Library and Museum
20 Fourth Street, Petaluma
Mondays, 10:30-12:30


Join Dr. Kayleen Asbo, celebrated music historian for the Santa Rosa Symphony for eight weeks of lecture-performances into the evolution of Classical Music, in a series that will bring to new depth and insight to the upcoming season at Weill Hall.


Session II: The History of the Symphony
November 13 – November 27

November 13: From Concerto Grosso to Haydn and Mozart
November 20: Beethoven’s Revolutions
November 27: Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms and Rachmaninoff 
   The New World: From Dvorak to Leonard Bernstein


Series II Subscription:  $100   Drop in single classes $30


Early Bird Special for all eight classes
Registration Information and to Purchase Tickets please click here

Kayleen Asbo Ph.D. is a lecturer for the Santa Rosa Symphony and the San Francisco Opera. A pianist, composer and cultural historian, she is on the faculties of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Pacifica Graduate Institute of Santa Barbara and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at UC Berkeley, Dominical University and Sonoma State University where her classes have been hailed as “a revelation”, “pure passion” and “an addictive blend of joy and education.”


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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.

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