Sonoma Index-Tribune: “Location of the Missing Sonoma Mission Cemetery”

The November 15, 2021 issue of The Sonoma Index-Tribune features on its front page an article, “Location of the Missing Sonoma Mission Cemetery.”  Retired historian and archaeologist George McKale’s examination […]

Olive Harvest at Vallejo Home

Park volunteers gathered at the Vallejo Home olive grove the weekend of October 30 for the annual harvest. The olive trees are clones of those that were harvested when General […]

Petaluma Adobe Chosen One of Our Most Beautiful Historic Buildings

The October 22, 2021 issue of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat has a story on readers choices of the most beautiful buildings in Sonoma County. The Petaluma Adobe was selected as […]


Acclaimed Sonoma County Pomo basket weaver Clint McKay came to the Sonoma Mission Chapel on October 28 to present the last SPParks lecture of 2021.  The rapt  community audience of […]

Season Ends for State Park Program at Sonoma Tuesday Market

The successful summer interpretive program series came to an end at the recent Sonoma’s Tuesday Night Market in the Sonoma Plaza. The goal was to focus on education and experience […]

New Sign for Barracks Gift Store

Thanks to Doug Johnson and Rob Pickett for ordering, finishing and installing this very stylish sign at the store entrance (and thanks to SPParks for paying for it). Elizabeth Caban, […]

Sept. 16, 2021, SPParks Lectures in the Sonoma Mission Chapel Return this Fall

Thursday, September 16, 7 pm, “Trees of Change: Oaks, Redwoods, and North Bay Native Americans” Nick Heitkamp, Sonoma State Historic Park Interpretive Specialist, will speak on the history of North […]

Annual Docent Picnic was held on August 22nd

The annual Docent Picnic was held on Sunday, August 22. It was the first opportunity to socialize without masks since pandemic restrictions were put in place many months ago. A […]

Sonoma Barracks Gift Store Needs Help!

The Barracks Gift Store has reopened and lots of visitors have been purchasing books, T-shirts and other merchandise. Sales are near pre-pandemic levels but our sales staff is not. Volunteers […]

Vallejo Home flagpole restored

Last year the flagpole at the Vallejo Home was damaged. Our diligent maintenance department, led by Doug Johnson, Park Maintenance Chief I, worked together on the restoration. On July 2nd […]