News

Victorian Craft Fair cancelled

The popular Victorian Craft Fair (in honor of Kay Archibald), held annually in November at the General Vallejo Home in Sonoma, will not be held this year. Due to COVID-19 and […]

Petaluma Adobe SHP cancels Fandango

The 2020 Fandango at Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our guests, performers and volunteers remain at the […]

Docent Zoom Meeting, September 12, 10AM

Since we were unable to have our annual picnic, we are planning to get together online (via Zoom). The objective of this get together is to simply touch base and […]

News Stories Examine Junipero Serra’s Legacy

Opinion pieces that appeared in recent editions of the Press-Democrat and the New York Times examine the legacy of Junipero Serra and the California missions in the light of the […]

State Parks remain closed, Barracks Gift Store open

The Sonoma State Historic Park and Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park remain closed to help safeguard public health during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Sonoma Barracks Gift Store, on the Sonoma […]

Barracks Gift Store chosen one of the top three in Sonoma Valley

The Barracks Gift Store has been selected as one of the three best gift shops in Sonoma Valley by the readers of the Sonoma Index-Tribune. We’ve made it to the finals, […]

“A Saint’s Sins”, NY Times Opinion piece 8/16/2020

Black Lives Matter protests led to removal of Confederate icons from their pedestals. Reconsideration of a different history prompted activists to tear down statues of Junipero Serra and demand reconsideration […]

Jim Carr Profile in Argus-Courier, July 16, 2020

Jim Carr, a long time member of the Sonoma Petaluma Parks Board, was recently profiled in the Petaluma Argus-Courier. Jim was a key figure in initiating the project to restore the walls […]

P-D July 26, 2020 article about Junipero Serra legacy

This article was written by Steven W. Hackel, history professor at UC Riverside and biographer of Father Serra, and appeared in the July 26, 2020 edition of The Press-Democrat. Serra’s […]