Depot Park hosts exhibit on Valley’s famous women

Sandi Hansen, a dear co-worker from back in the old days at the Index-Tribune, and now director of the Depot Park Museum, recently wrote to me about a historical display that folks in Glen Ellen will want to visit. In honor of Women’s History month, the Depot Park Museum created a special exhibit on famous women of Sonoma Valley. The display, of course, includes special women from Glen Ellen. And why not … our town has included some notable folks.

A diversity of divas

Former Glen Ellen residents included among the women featured in this exhibit are Mary Ellen Pleasant, M.F.K. Fisher, Alma de Brettville Spreckels, Juanita Musson and Charmian London. A more diverse group I can hardly imagine.

I haven’t yet had a chance to see the exhibit, but I plan to be there soon. The Depot Museum, located just off First Street West one block north of the Plaza in Sonoma, is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While admission is always free, donations are much appreciated.

Never before seen photos

Carol Page, long-time, dedicated volunteer at the Depot Museum, coordinated and curated the exhibit. Included in the photographs are a couple of never-before-seen photos of Jack and Charmian (not to mention a few nearly nude photos of Juanita). Carol is one of the helpful docents at the museum, and serves as a board member. “She has great talent and knowledge; Carol’s a great supporter of our museum,” remarked Sandi.

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