Petaluma Kids Stomp for Adobe Bricks

This year’s State Parks Week featured a muddy lesson in the fine art of Adobe Brick making at the Petaluma Adobe State Park. Led by Carmen Vanni, Park Interpretive Specialist, Read more.

Fire Prevention and Safety Day Delights and Educates

The Sonoma Lake Napa unit of CAL FIRE brought out heavy equipment to the Casa Grande area on Saturday, June 15, 2024. They demonstrated setting up and deploying equipment, charging... Read more.

The TOSCANO Hotel & Kitchen serves again

By all accounts, the inaugural Toscano Tea fundraiser was a delightful success! We are especially grateful to our friend and Sonoma Food Guru, Chef Lisa Lavagetto who provided tasty tea cakes and sandwiches, perfectly complimenting the cups of tea and slices of history. Read more.

Children’s Day at the Barracks – Lots of Fun, Rain or Shine

This year’s Children’s Day at the Barracks, on Saturday, May 4th, was not swayed by Mother Nature’s May surprise – Rain. No problem for the flexible Sonoma State Historic Park... Read more.

Sheep Shearing Day Fun for All (except maybe the sheep)

A sunny day brought families with eager children to the Petaluma Adobe for our annual Sheep Shearing event. A veteran sheep shearer from Flat Broke Farm, a farm animal rescue... Read more.

Butter & Egg Parade Rocks Petaluma

Thanks to the leadership of SPParks President Anne Cox and her volunteer helpers, General Vallejo’s Rancho rocked the Petaluma Butter & Egg Days parade with steers, sheep, horses, veggies and adobe bricks, all creatively made with recycled, sustainable materials. Read more.

Sonoma State Historic Park Launches Mission Minecraft Project

Sonoma SHP announced the completion and launch of a free educational Minecraft server, providing an opportunity for kids of all ages to take a virtual tour of the San Francisco Solano Mission. For those who are unfamiliar, the Minecraft video game is akin to a digital set of Legos, allowing you to unleash your imagination. Read more.

Butter & Egg Days Parade Needs Volunteers

Petaluma Adobe SHP staff and SPParks are joining together to participate in the Butter & Egg Days Parade in downtown Petaluma on Saturday, April 20th. The theme is Greener Pastures... Read more.


Volunteers are needed to assist customers with merchandise selection and purchase in the Barracks Gift Store. If you can come in for a morning or afternoon on a regular basis... Read more.