Not Just Chickens -- Petaluma's interesting history

Notes on Petaluma and southern Sonoma County history from the Petaluma History Room – and not just chickens! Learn about famous Petalumans, notable buildings, and interesting places in the city and its region. The series was originally published as a blog on the main Sonoma County Library site between 2020 and 2022 and cover a range of subjects, using resources from our collections.

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Ice Cream (December 30, 2022)

Petaluma’s Legendary Bill Soberanes (January 07, 2022)


Modeling History (August 03, 2021)

Finding Ray Mathews (March 16, 2021)

Keeping Current with History (January 05, 2021)


Census (July 27, 2020)

Welcome to the New Petaluma History Room Blog! (February 7, 2020)