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Civil War exhibit ends March 10

The exhibit of Civil War Battle Maps, at the Gen. Joseph Hooker House, 414 First St. E. in El Paseo, will close on March 10. These detailed maps diagram troop movements in the major battles in which Hooker played a leading role from Antietam to Gettysburg.

The opening date of the next exhibit, “Joseph Hooker in Sonoma: What he saw and who he knew,” is March 15. The exhibit shows Sonoma as it was around the 1850s when Hooker was stationed here as part of the Army of the Pacific. It includes photos of the Blue Wing, the Leese-Fitch  house on First Street West where the army was headquartered, a map of Sonoma in 1850, as well as photos of Jacob Leese, William T. Sherman, Gen. Persifor Smith, Agoston Haraszthy, and Mariano Vallejo.

The Joseph Hooker House, operated by the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation, is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and admission is free. The next exhibit will be open through July.


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