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.


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 Festive New Year’s Eve Gala!

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6th Annual New Year’s Eve Concert/Gala
December 31 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(plenty of time after for those who wish to partake in the many New Year’s Eve celebrations in the area)

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

$60 Preferred Balcony Seating with Elite Beverage Service (Limited!) (Before Dec. 21)
$70 Preferred Balcony Seating with Elite Beverage Service (Limited!) (after Dec. 21) 

Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
20 4th Street, Downtown Petaluma (Corner of 4th and B Streets)
For More Information:  707-778-4398

Reserve Your Seat at the 6th Annual New Year’s Eve Concert/Gala


The music of Ludwig vanBeethoven and Antonin Dvorak will resound in Petaluma’s “Carnegie Hall” as the 6th Annual New Years’ Eve Gala concert, presented by Sky Hill Cultural Alliance and the Petaluma Museum Association, kicks off the New Year!


Each year’s “Gala Concert” has been a sensation and has become a New Year’s Eve tradition, not only for Petalumans, but also for residents of nearby towns wishing to bring in the New Year with inspired artistry and great “live” classical music. Without having to drive to San Francisco, San Francisco comes to us, as 3 of the performing string players are beloved high-caliber musicians from the San Francisco Symphony. Yun Chu, violin; Shu-Yi Pai, cello and Nancy Severance, viola, have been performing at this venue since the series inception in 2010, with Elizabeth Walter, pianist – the series creator and coordinator. This ensemble has been acclaimed for their insightful interpretation and marvelous cohesion.

Seeing the need for local high-quality classical music events, Elizabeth Walter, in conjunction with Sky Hill Cultural Alliance and the Petaluma Museum Association, have provided the community with many outstanding and inspiring concerts.

This year’s program is eagerly anticipated by all, and will include an early dynamic Trio of Beethoven, a very late inspiring Sonata by Beethoven and Dvorak’s brilliant, colorful and melodic Piano Quintet.

For your added enjoyment : “Thank you” to the Petaluma Creamery and Russian River Vineyards for their continued support of culture in our local community! Their fine wines and cheeses will be served complimentary.

We encourage you to reserve your seat early, as this event has sold out in past years.

See you there!


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The Festival Consort presents their concert “Renaissance Glory”, 2014

Renaissance Glory


The Festival Consort has been performing its Christmas concert “Renaissance Glory” for the past twelve years to sold out audiences in venues in Sonoma County.

This Year’s Performance:

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00.
Petaluma Historical Library and Museum
20 Fourth Street, Petaluma
$20.00 at the Door and also Online:


The Festival Consort has been delighting audiences for thirty eight years with their concerts of medieval and renaissance music. They have toured the United States, played at renaissance fairs, and have entertained at weddings and banquets throughout the Bay Area.


The group’s six performers — two vocalists and four instrumentalists — perform on authentic replicas of early instruments.


Well known vocalists — soprano Carol Menke and countertenor Christopher Fritzsche, join instrumentalists David Hogan Smith, Joanna Bramel Young, Alan Paul and Robert Cronin in a concert of traditional European Christmas carols and works by European composers from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.


Composers include Praetorius, Hassler, Agazzari, Orlando di Lasso and Constantini.


Consorts of carefully matched recorders, crumhorns, shawms, and schreyerpfeifen (all tuned and adjusted by director David Hogan Smith), also include douçain, curtal (renaissance bassoon), guitar and sackbut.  More Information about Festival Consort here.


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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


Jazz Concert Celebrating Black History Month

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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).


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


California Redwood Chorale
at the Petaluma Historical Library
and Museum

California Redwood Chorale in Budapest

LANDMARKS. . . With Love Concert

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 .


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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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