Petaluma Historical Library & Museum

The former library now houses Petaluma poultry, dairy, and Miwok Indian history exhibits from the 1850s.

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  • The former library now houses Petaluma poultry, dairy, and Miwok Indian history exhibits from the 1850s. The cornerstone for this stately Carnegie Library was laid in 1904. The building, designed by local architect Brainerd Jones and built from locally quarried stone, features the largest free-standing leaded glass dome in Northern California. The building is in the neo-classical style, featuring original fan-glass windows, round leaded-glass windows, also original interior wood paneling and columns. It also houses a fine research library. Open Thursday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Charming museum full of local lore.

      The museum offers many well-curated displays and exhibits that highlight Petaluma's varied and interesting history.

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    • Small town presentation of local history

      I went in because I remembered a presentation on MYSTERY AT THE MUSEUM about Petaluma. I ddi NOT see the info I remembered BUT I looked for about an hour at the displays. From info about the local...

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    • A treasure for Petaluma! From the architecture to the collections, it's worth a visit!

      The Petaluma Museum is in the beautiful and historical Carnegie Library building in downtown Petaluma. Petaluma history is the basis of the collections but various programs and temporary exhibits are...

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