Hand Fan Museum relocates within Healdsburg
The unique collection at the Hand Fan Museum has moved about one block to a new location just steps off the historic Healdsburg Plaza, in northern Sonoma County.
Every society has used a hand fan of some sort, from palm fronds or feathers to hand painted or jewel-encrusted works of art. Fans were used in fashion, religion, battle, and ceremony, They tell the stories and histories of the cultures and individuals who used them.
Displaying both a permanent collection and a rotating exhibit, the museum and store is the first nationwide dedicated solely to hand fans. Admission is free, donations are welcome, and some fans are available for sale.