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CELEBRATING in 2010 THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ITS LANDMARK BUILDING (the former Carnegie Library)
The mission of the Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society is to record the history of the Healdsburg area through the collection and preservation of historical materials; to actively foster the appreciation of local history of the Healdsburg area through educational programs, activities and historical research; and to provide finances for, and to support, operate and manage the Healdsburg Museum, Edwin Langhart, Founder.
The Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society (HM&HS) collects, protects, preserves, and interprets the artifacts, documents and photographs that trace the rich history of Healdsburg and surrounding area. This is achieved through:
- Exhibitions featuring both items from our permanent collection and special exhibitions rotating museum holdings augmented by items on loan
- Touch-screen technology & Audio Tours in the gallery to enhance viewing
- Educational programs (including "Hands on History" for children)
- Scholarly discourse
- Historical Research
Among the collections of HM&HS are:
- ARTIFACTS inclusive of the Pomo and Wappo peoples, historical materials tracing the Mexican Land Grants and Ranchos, and the evolution of the City of Healdsburg and surrounding areas
- RESEARCH CENTER HOLDINGS -15,000 photographs (available on a database), documents, maps, correspondance, newspaper collections and oral histories.
HM&HS would be unable to operate without its extraordinary volunteer community, who (throughHMVA - the Healdsburg Museum Volunteer Association - handle tasks ranging from:
- Receptionists and docents in the Gallery,
- Researchers, scanners and recorders,
- Writers for our publications
- Exhibition installation crews
- Event hosts & hostesses
- Workshop leaders
- and more!
We hold the objects within our collection in trust for present and future generations, understanding that the ties to our past, when woven with the experiences of our present, build the bridges to our future.
THE MUSEUM IS OPEN FREE TO THE PUBLIC!
HOURS: 11 -4 pm, Weds. - Sun.
RESEARCH CENTER HOURS: by appointment 11 - 4 pm. Weds. - Sat.
TOUR GROUPS: Schools, non-profits, and other groups by appointment.
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