The Greatest Toy Circus on Earth
November 29, 2019 - January 19, 2020
November 29, 2019 - January 19, 2020
Local Wine Agriculture before Prohibition
This exhibition focuses on local wine agriculture before Prohibition, providing timelines of regional wine history, ethnic contributions, labor history, context of other crops and local resistance to Prohibition.
This exhibition features art work of local scenes and artists. Opens January 24, 2019.
This exhibit highlights examples of local Native American Pomo basketry in the Museum's collection. Pomo basket weavers of the Sonoma County region are recognized as being some of the finest basket makers in the world.
This exhibit also showcases photos and artifacts associated with pioneer Healdsburg settlers, including Henry and Josefa Fitch, Cyrus and Rufina Alexander, Harmon Heald and Col. Lewis Norton.
See the extensive collection of Santas from the tiny to the towering: framed, fluffy, knitted, whittled, ceramic, motorized, silly, rare and special. Wayne Padd’s model train village will return and the scale model of the Healdsburg Plaza, c. 1900, will be decorated for Christmas.
Mervyn Silberstein (1885-1956) was raised in Healdsburg and famous for his photography at the turn of the 20th Century. The Museum treasures the collection of his negatives.
“Healdsburg’s Architectural Heritage” 5/3 – 11/11
Exhibition Description: The history and character of an area are reflected in its architecture. Founded in 1857, Healdsburg’s residential development included Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Craftsman, and Neoclassic homes. The Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society has honored many local buildings with Historic Preservation Awards since 1996. This exhibition highlights these historic treasures of Healdsburg architecture and the character-defining elements that exemplify these styles.
The She Persisted exhibition highlights notable women and women’s organizations in local history.
This exhibit highlights the history of agricultural education and the Future Farmers of America (FFA) at Healdsburg High School. Healdsburg's Future Farmers Country Fair, still held annually in May, was founded by the Healdsburg FFA advisor and students in 1950.
An extensive collection of decorative and utilitarian baskets of local Native origin, Native American stone tools and ethnographic research materials from the Southern Pomo and Western Wappo-speaking tribes; both tribes are considered among the world’s most skilled basket makers.
Outstanding quilts and some samplers representing the finest examples of hand-crafted items, many handed down through generations. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories, and military artifacts and uniforms from local men and women who served in the Armed Forces.
An extensive collection of guns, rifles, a cannon and cannonballs, and other items used both in battle and for hunting.
Oils, acrylics, watercolors, large framed photographs of historic significance.
The original doorknob from the first City Hall, draftsman tools and original plat of the City, and original floor plans of historic buildings, and original card catalogs from the Carnegie Library.
Furniture, bottles, ceramics, kitchen and household utensils.
Agricultural implements, carpentry and blacksmith tools, hunting and fishing gear, wine making equipment and mining tools.
A stereopticon, athletic equipment, toys and games, fraternal organization documents and artifacts, musical instruments and sheet music, and recreational artifacts
Historical artifacts, stories, and photos from Healdsburg’s tourism history. Of special interest is a scale architectural replica of West Street (now Healdsburg Avenue) in 1935. The display, handcrafted over many months by John Lacaillade, will transport you back in time.
Treasures From the Museum Collection is a display of items of artistic beauty, skilled craftsmanship and historical merit newly discovered during the consolidation of the Collection in its new storage facility.