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(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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Petaluma Readers Theatre Presents:

Two Holiday Classics: A Christmas Memory & A Child’s Christmas in Wales


A Petaluma Tradition!
Kick off your holiday season with Capote and Thomas.


Dylan Thomas’s prose poem, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, is a lush description of a Welsh Christmas. It is both a beautiful and poignant work. “Bring out the tall tales now that we told by the fire as the gaslight bubbled like a diver. . . .”


Then, enjoy this delightful interpretation of Truman Capote’s early work. In his 1956 story, A Christmas Memory, Capote remembers when he was 10 years old and  it was “fruitcake weather.” His holiday rituals are painted with loving and nostalgic strokes, becoming a truly memorable experience for all ages.


Dillon Siedntopf
Rob Neidel
Maureen Studer
Jennifer March


Friday December 15 or
Saturday December 16
7:30 pm

Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
20 Fourth Street (corner of 4th & B Street)

Purchase Tickets Online

Tickets:  $12
Museum Members: $10 


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 and PMA Member Discount, call 707-583-3340, or to Purchase Tickets please visit: Night in Vienna.


Musical Mondays at the Museum:

A Beethoven Celebration

With Kayleen Asbo, Ph. D.

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


Kayleen’s gift for making classical music come alive is nothing short of breath-taking.
I leave every class with my mind on fire and my heart burning with inspiration and hope”
“Pure passion- the perfect combination of head and heart”


Odes to Joy: Gustav Klimt and Beethoven’s Ninth
Monday, December 11, 10:30 -12 Noon

Discover the alchemical connections between Gustav Klimt’s monumental masterpieces and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony-two joyous works that reflect the transformative possibilities of the human spirit.



Beethoven’s Birthday Party
Monday, December 18
10:30 am- Noon

Join Kayleen Asbo and Jason Byer for a celebration of Beethoven’s heroic life and the stories behind the music that has inspired the world ever since. Featured will be performances of his most cherished Piano Sonatas, his last work for voice To the Distant Beloved and a sing-along over birthday cake of the Ode to Joy

Drop in single classes $30 at the door- check or cash only or
​Advance Sale: Purchase both events for $50 through


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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