Depot Museum explores 1937
The Depot Park Museum offers “1937 – That was the Year that Was,” which explores a year when many notable events occurred around the world.
The Hindenburg, exploded at Lakehurst, N.J. Amelia Earhart vanished in the South Pacific, and the Golden Gate Bridge opened. Locally, the Sonoma Valley Historical Society was formed to preserve, protect and share historical data with the community.
An exhibit is now open which tells about these events. Locals have shared their artifacts, memorabilia and photos of the Golden Gate Bridge with the museum, which will give the visitor an interesting perspective on the time. In addition, there are books, sheet music and magazines that show what we were reading and what we were listening to in 1937.
Another exhibit on agricultural has the addition of a notebook of photos and family information and a pair of overalls from the family of Ferdinand Kiser (Ferg), who in his later years was known as the “Sage of Schelleville.” Farming and ranching has long been a big business of the Sonoma Valley and this addition brings into perspective the importance of agriculture.
The museum is open, free of charge, Thursday through Sunday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The Depot Park Museum is located one block north of the Sonoma Plaza, on First Street West.
For further information, call 938-1762.