‘The Sonoma Fire Project’ wants your stories and photos

The Sonoma Historical Society to document the fires|

The Sonoma Valley Historical Society is planning a long-range initiative to document the effect of the recent fires on the people, structures and businesses of Sonoma, called “The Sonoma Fire Project.”

Once underway, the Society will collect physical materials, photographs, and interviews with the public and city officials. These materials will be used to document the fire for historical preservation, for researchers, to create digital exhibits, and to share with partner institutions such as the Sonoma County Library and the Special Collections department of Sonoma State University.

The initiative will get fully underway after the Depot Park Museum’s re-opening in early November. Check the society’s website and Facebook page for updates.

Local historian Lynn Downey is the manager of the Sonoma Fire Project. She can be reached at sonomafireproject@gmail.com. Members of the public are invited to share their experiences via email to sonomafireproject@gmail.com.

The Sonoma Valley Historical Society was founded in 1937. Its mission is to provide a forum and a resource for the study and dissemination of Sonoma Valley history for present and future generations by identifying collecting, preserving and sharing artifacts, documents and images. The Marcy House, at 205 First St. W., houses the extensive archives of the Historical Society and the Depot Park Museum, at 270 First St. W., provides residents and visitors interpretative displays about the history of Sonoma Valley and its people.

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