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.
    • Beautiful Old Building

      The history of Petaluma is spelled out quite well on the second floor. Interesting photos and explanations of various old mansions around town. February is Black History Month which was mildly...

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    • Right in my backyard

      This museum is a must see. They always have something that i do not know about and after i leave i am full of information. The black history month is a must see , every Feb.

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    • Beautiful Museum

      Beautiful museum full of history and charm. If you’re visiting Petaluma between May and October enquire about the free Downtown Walking Tour which is held most Saturdays, the tours starts on the...

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