Grand Opening Postponed
We are transforming the Museum into Suffrage Headquarters reminiscent of the late 1890’s with a blast of purple, yellow and white. These were the official colors of the suffrage movement and these colors were seen during parades, marches, conventions and meetings from 1848 – 1920. There will be a timeline of key events, examples of marketing tactics, along with information on the founding women of the movement to help tell the story.
The SUFFRAGE HEADQUARTERS Grand Opening is postponed. Check again later for more details. We plan to offer offer special performances, speakers, suffragists, and food.
For more information, please see our Blog.
Blossoms, Votes and Floats
Apple Blossom Parade 2020
The Western Sonoma County Historical Society (WSCHS) is planning an entry for the Sebastopol 2020 Apple Blossom Parade, but the event is now postponed. We are looking for 50 men, women and children to walk the short five or six blocks and carry the signs, flags, and banners we plan to provide the marchers. Our WSCHS volunteers from the Luther Burbank Experiment Farm and the West County Museum will participate in the parade, and we really want to make an impression with this parade entry.
The Parade leader is a dramatic, historical woman-figure marching in front of our volunteers who are holding flags and signs and chanting to the crowd. We will also have 100 yellow roses to hand out to the crowd.
We encourage participating walkers to wear all white, but we also welcome other period costumes. To represent the enormous contribution of the suffragette women who came before us, we plan some organized marching and scripted chanting. If you would like to sign up to walk in the Apple Blossom Parade, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f45abac22a2fc1-apple
We will send you detailed information a week or two before the Parade or you may contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please stay tuned for more details as plans are rapidly changing.
Our special thanks to Sebastopol Whole Foods and Sebastopol Safeway markets who sponsored the yellow roses for the Apple Blossom Parade.