Posted on February 1, 2023

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Events at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum


Annual Jazz, Blues & R&B Concert: The Dorian Mode

Feb 3, 7:00 pm

Refreshments will be served downstairs and upstairs.

Enjoy a wonderful view and champagne upstairs. Tickets are $35 downstairs and $40 upstairs


Children’s Story Time at the Museum

Feb 18, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Children must be accompanied by an adult


Rosa Parks Day at the Museum

Mar 5, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

The Museum will host stories and activities for children accompanied by an adult.

For additional information and any changes, please check the museum webpage, and our website


“From Enslavement to the path of Freedom: The Power of Black Resistance” Exhibit Opening

Feb 10, 6:30 pm

This exhibit address the ongoing oppression that African Americans have encountered since the beginning of this country and how they have resisted, organized, planned, and educated themselves to show the true resilience of a people determined to hold the United States to the ideal of freedom, liberty, and justice for all. The exhibit will be at the museum until March 26.2023. The exhibit is free and open.


Events at Other Community Locations


West African Drumming and Dance by Amadou Camara and Marie Soumah

Feb 16, 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Two performances will be held (30 minutes each) at the Polly Klaas Community Theater (417 Western Ave) in Petaluma. These performances will be held in conjunction with Arts Alive, The Polly Klaas Community Theater, and PBCD. They are free to the public.


Art in Conversation: Black Resistance in Contemporary Art

Feb 19, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Four contemporary Black Artists of Northern California will share their art via video and discuss Black resistance, their artwork, and how it is perceived in the world today. This will be a one-day, “must-see” art exhibit at the Museum of Sonoma County (425 Seventh St) in Santa Rosa. Tickets cost $7 for members, $10 for nonmembers, and $5 for seniors.


45th Annual Black History Program

Feb 25, 5:30 pm

Expect to be entertained and educated. This event will have something for everyone in the family. This event is planned as an in-person program with possible live streaming. It will be held at New Life Christian Church (1310 Clegg St) in Petaluma. The program is free and open to the public.


Sharon Henderson and the Reflection Band

Mar 19, 4:00 pm

Sharon has been singing since the age of three. She has received rave reviews from the San Francisco Examiner. Her moving a cappella rendition of “Lawd How Come Me Heah” has moved some people to shout. This performance will be held at the Polly Klaas Community Theater (417 Western Ave) in Petaluma. Tickets to this Gospel and R&B performance are $40.

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