This exhibition will feature art work of local scenes and artists. Opens January 24, 2019.
“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.
MATHESON LUCE GALLERY (DOWNSTAIRS)
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.
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.
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.
Toys on the Go features toy trains, cars, trucks, bikes, trikes, airplanes, motorcycles and pedal cars from the past 100 years.
School Days Then & Now features area's first one room school house in 1858, the history of education in Healdsburg including the Seventh Day Adventist Church's establishment of Healdsburg College in 1882. Architectural scale models of school buildings by Jon Lacaillade.
Discover Oak Mound Cemetery shows the progress of the Museum led efforts to restore the Pioneer Section of Oak Mound Cemetery with the history of the pioneers buried there. The project was completed in 2017 with the rededication of the Leda and Swan Fountain on October 5, 2017.