The Healdsburg Museum & Historical Society collection of artifacts, documents, and photographs related to northern Sonoma County history, comprises one of the finest regional collections in California.
Various pieces of the collection remain on permanent display, while much is rotated through temporary exhibitions throughout the year. Documents, local history and genealogy books, and city records are available for use in the Museum's Research Center under the supervision of museum staff. The museum's entire photo collection, over 18,000 photos, is available online and searchable by name and keyword.
The Healdsburg Museum has been a leader in its use of learning enhancements. A touch-screen computer station in the gallery allows visitors to explore architectural aspects of Healdsburg, review photos, examine artifacts, learn about historic figures, enjoy film clips of the city from 1939 and 1951, and take an animated 3-D tour of our historic Plaza. Hand-held audio devices, available for self-guided tours, provide additional content and context to visitors experiencing the gallery’s exhibits.