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The Petaluma Museum Association holds their Board Meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum.  Public welcome.


2015 (Partial) Program of Public Service

Winter/Spring 2015 Exhibit:

January 8-25: 2nd Annual Children’s Art Show

Artist Reception – Sunday, January 11 2-4 pm  Music by the Petaluma Children’s Chorus, Directed by Sadie Sonntag.  Come see amazing art by children from Petaluma and surrounding areas.

February 1 – April 26: Exhibit: “The Many Faces of Petaluma”

Web Version The Many Faces of Petaluma

February 6th, 6:30 pm
Black History Month Celebration 3rd Annual Jazz Concert
featuring local vintage jazz & blues group
The doRiaN Mode
$20 downstairs ($25 at door) $30 upstairs Refreshments served

February 7th, 5 pm
Jewish Community Celebration “From Generation to Generation” A Celebration of 150 Years of the
B’nai Israel Jewish Center / Refreshments Open to all ages / Free

February 14th, 8 pm Valentine’s Day Concert: Music inspired by love
North Bay’s beloved clarinetist, Roy Zajac, and celebrated soprano extraordinaire, Carol Menke, are joined by pianist Elizabeth Walter and violist Jennifer Sills to perform works by Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms and Bruch
$25 advance/$30 at door

February 15th, 2:30 pm


A tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou
Join us for a look at Dr. Angelou’s life through videos by Dr. Jon Jackson,
Songs by Wings of Glory Gospel Choir and reading of her poetry by Tracy Blakely and Hanna Biggs
General admission $5.00 Members Free

March 1st, 3 pm
Native American History Presentation by Nicole Lim, Executive Director of the California Indian Museum & Cultural Center

March 8th, 2:30 pm
Coro Allegro in Concert
A mixed voice folkloric musical group performing songs from all over Italy, spanning the late 19th century to the late 1950s.

March 14th, Noon to 6 pm
“A Celebration of Our Diverse Heritage” Ballet Folklorico of Petaluma, Paquiyollotzin, Los Gu’Achis Band, Native Youth Pomo Dance Group, Jewish Music and ethnic foods.

March 21st, 3 pm
“A Home of the Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma” Film by Bonnie Burt.
Readings from Comrades and Chicken Ranchers by Kenneth L. Kann.
Songs performed by Scott Gerber

March 22nd, 2:30 pm
Portuguese Celebration
Learn the history of the Petaluma Holy Ghost Hall, various Portuguese celebrations & customs.

April 12th, 2:30 pm
Danish Community Celebration
Dancing, Music, and information on the Danish Soldier’s Club, Petaluma Danish Sisterhood and Brotherhood, Danish Cookies and more.

Saturday, April 18, Noon: Butter & Egg Days Opening Ceremony
Including presentations of the Good Egg Award and Parade Grand Marshall

Saturday, April 18, 1:30 pm “Reflections: a Look on how we see Petaluma”
A time to share memories of growing up in Petaluma and the changes you have seen take place.  Everyone is welcome to share their thoughts and ideas.

April 30: Single Malt Tasting – (Scotch Tasting and Food Pairing)

Spring/Summer 2015 Exhibit:
May 3rd – July 26, 2015
“Pass in Review: A Tribute to the Men and Women of our Wars” May 7 – July 26

Sunday, May 3rd, 2:30 – Pass in Review Opening Reception
Singer Kim Kelley & Comedian Michael Pritchard will perform – 2 shows.  Refreshments – Tickets: $20

Monday, May 25th
Movies in Honor of our Vets
“Dear America – Letters from Viet Nam” and “Taking Chances” will be shown

Tuesday, May 26th
World Famous pianist, Jura Margulis in Concert
Sponsored by Sky Hill Institute

Sunday, June 7th
Poetry and Short Stories by Veterans
WWII, Korean, Viet Nam, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans will share their works

Saturday, July 4th
Annual Bell-Ringing Ceremony
Gather on the Museum front steps for a Helen Putnam tradition.  Ring the Korbel Bell, afterwards enjoy cookies and lemonade in the Garden Court

August 6th to September 20th
Petaluma River Exhibit

Saturday, August 15th, 7:30 pm
Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble to Perform
Playing a wide variety of ancient to modern Klezmer and Israeli music






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Petaluma Historical Library & Museum

20 Fourth St., Petaluma  778-4398

Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 10:00-4:00; Sunday, 12:00-3:00

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