With its stunning acoustics, intimate size and classic architectural interior, the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum affords performers and concert goers alike the ultimate in sound experience.  Based around the 1899 Henry F. Miller Piano, the Museum has featured classical performances by such greats as Nigel Armstrong and Miles Graber, Jura Margulis, Elizabeth Walter, Yun Chu, Amy Hiraga, Shu-Yi-Pai, Nanci Severance, Peter Wyrick, Matthew Young,  the 5 B concert featuring Judiyaba, Marilyn Thompson and Roy Zajac, Jillian Boye and others.



May 24, 2014 – Jura Margulis in Concert!

Jura Margulis

Once again, world-renowned virtuoso pianist, Jura Margulis returns May 24th to the North Bay with a powerful and uplifting performance to inspire audiences of all ages.
Margulis has developed quite a loyal and dedicated following and we are fortunate to be able to enjoy this concert in the beautiful and acoustically superior Petaluma Historical Library and Museum. Sky Hill Cultural Alliance and the Petaluma Museum Association have been working together for over four years, bringing high-quality classical music to Petaluma.

Margulis will play his fifth concert on the legendary Henry F. Miller concert grand, which is currently housed in the Petaluma Museum. His first performance on this piano was at the Charles M. Schultz Museum in 2009. This piano was built in Boston in 1899 and has been magnificently restored by JB Piano Company in San Rafael.
Margulis will be playing works by Schumann & Liszt, as well as his own beautifully crafted arrangements of masterpieces by Bach, Puccini, Shostokovich, Barber and Adams.
Enjoy complimentary wine, cheeses and bread generously provided by local wineries, Petaluma Creamery and Della Fattoria.


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Locally Loved Wines Paired
with Romantic Music

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

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Betany Coffland, mezzo-soprano
“a vibrant stage presence”
- San Francisco Classical Voice

Aaron Larget-Caplan, spanish and classical guitar
“a riveting artist”
 – Washington Post

Music by Rodrigo, De Falla, Britten, Dowland and Hahn


Local Wine Tastings will include: 

Rose of Sangiovese – Alexander Valley Vineyards, 2013 

Sonoma County Chardonnay – Bennett Valley Cellars, 2011 

Pinot Noir – Kenwood Russian River Valley, 2012 

Cabernet Sauvignon – Sebastiani Sonoma County, 2011 

View a Video of Betany and Aaron Performing Together:



Jazz Concert Celebrating Black History Month

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Jazzline – Tracy Bigelow Grisman

Exhibit Opening Jazz Concert

Saturday, February 1, 2014
6:30 p.m.

Join us as we start off the month with a jazz concert featuring local artist Dorian Bartley (bass/voxals), Bob Johns (piano/trumpet), David Scott (sax) and Tony Blake (percussion).


Make NY Eve Plans
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5th Annual New Year’s Eve Concert/Gala
December 31 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

$35 Early Bird Reservations before Dec. 21
($45.00 after Dec. 21)

Limited Balcony Seating with Elite Beverage Service:

$50 Early Bird Reservations before Dec. 21
($60.00 after Dec. 21) (limited to 35 seats)

Celebrate an elegant New Year’s Eve with a concert in the acoustically renowned and intimate setting of the Petaluma Museum. This building, designed by Brainerd Jones and built by Andrew Carnegie has become known to savvy concertgoers as Petaluma’s “Carnegie Hall.”


Once again Sky Hill Cultural Alliance brings North Bay favorites Yun Chu, violin, Shu Yi Pai, cello and Elizabeth Walter, piano to collaborate on a remarkable Beethoven Trio followed by one of Beethoven’s most famous Piano Sonatas.


Chu and Pai are then joined by 4 additional members of the San Francisco Symphony, including acting Principal Cellist Peter Wyrick, to thrill us with their performance of Tchaikovsky’s exciting and deeply moving masterpiece, “Souvenir de Florence”.


Complimentary wine, cheeses and surprise refreshments!



Conversing Tones
An Autumn Concert

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The Navarro Chamber Players
Performing Mozart, Andriasov & Ravel

Victor Romasevich, Viola
Jill Rachuy Brindel, Cello and
Marilyn Thompson, Piano

Sunday, Nov. 10 2013 at 7:00 pm

Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
20 Fourth Street, Downtown Petaluma


May 18, 2013
Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

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Jura Margulis
Russian-born pianist playing music of
Bach, Schubert, Puccini and Saint-Saens

Complimentary wine and cheeses

Limited Seating
Ask about Special Balcony Seating with elite beverage service.
$25 if purchased in advance
$30 at the door
(Ages 6-18 Free)
20 4th Street (at B St.) Petaluma, CA

For more information and to make reservations:



California Redwood Chorale
at the Petaluma Historical Library
and Museum

California Redwood Chorale in Budapest

LANDMARKS. . . With Love Concert

May 31, 8 pm
Director Robert Hazelrigg leads the California Redwood Chorale in beautiful music about Love . . . love of music, love of home, and love of each other.


For more information visit the California Redwood Chorale’s Website and click on the “Historical Buildings for May and June” link for more information about this Concert Tour to 3 great Historical Landmarks


Tickets: $20 in advance at  —  “California Redwood Chorale Sings in LANDMARKS” or at the door.



Join us for our 2012

New Year’s Eve Gala Concert!

Photo Courtesy Lauren Silagyi

Our 2012 New Year’s Eve Celebration was a Huge Success!
Wish YOU Were There!  Join us in 2013 to ring in The New Year


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Museum Location and Hours

The Petaluma Historical 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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