West County Museum Closed and
Burbank Experiment Farm Open to Visitors with Restrictions
The West County Museum is closed until further notice. The Burbank Experiment Farm is a City Park in Sebastopol and is opened to visitors who adhere to the Sonoma County regulations for wearing masks and social distancing. Many Farm volunteers work at the Farm on Wednesdays to keep the farm nursery and the grounds viable.
Katherine Rinehart’s Virtual Tour of Sonoma County Archives
Join historian and author Katherine J. Rinehart as she takes us on a virtual tour of the endangered Sonoma County Archives, one of four Sonoma County Library special collections. The Archives comprise many of the County’s earliest records, including documents and maps related specifically to the telling of West Sonoma County history. The Virtual Tour is scheduled for Monday, April 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Zoom link to be announced.
Katherine is the former manager of the Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library and now serves as co-chair of the Advocates for the Sonoma County Archives. She will share her perspective on how the Archives came to be, how the Archives narrowly escaped destruction by the Nuns Fire in 2017 and the Glass Fire in 2020, and what she and others envision for its future.
This virtual program is sponsored by the Western Sonoma County Historical Society and The Sonoma County Archives Katherine Rinehart’s website is kjrinehart.com