Historic Preservation Events

National Historic Preservation Month


The City of Petaluma recognizes and proclaims May 2023 as National Historic Preservation Month for its third consecutive year. This year’s series of events are in collaboration with the Petaluma Historical Museum Association, the City of Petaluma, the Sonoma County Library (Petaluma History Room), Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, and Heritage Homes of Petaluma. The events highlight Petaluma’s historic places, heritage tourism, its unique character, and collaborative community.

Click here to view full calendar of events for May 2023.

Click here to visit the Petaluma Museum Association website, where additional information for each event is available.


Events this year include:

  • Thursday, May 4, 7:00-8:30 pm –  Petaluma’s Historic Commercial District: A History in Preservation
  • Saturday, May 6, 10:00-11:00 am – Kickoff Event & City Proclamation
  • Tuesday, May 9, 4:00-5:00 pm – Small Town Historic Surveying: A Case Study
  • Saturday, May 13, 1:00-4:00 pm – Spring Heritage Homes Tour
  • Sunday, May 21, 2:00-4:00 pm – Historic Downtown Petaluma Churches Tour
  • Saturday, May 27, 10:00 am-4:00 pm – Living History Day, Including Special Guided Tours
  • Sunday, May 28, 1:00-3:00 pm – Tour, Petaluma’s “A” Street Historic District
  • All Saturdays in May, 10:30 am – Downtown Petaluma Historical Walking Tour
  • All May, during open hours – Petaluma in Images, Then and Now

For additional events scheduled for the Month of May, view the links below.

National Park Service


California Office of Historic Preservation


National Trust for Historic Preservation


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Past Events

National Historic Preservation Month

The City of Petaluma recognized May 2022 as National Preservation Month and proclaimed the month of May 2022 as Preservation Month in the City of Petaluma. In collaboration with the Sonoma County Library and the Petaluma Museum Association a range of events were hosted to promote historic places and heritage tourism.

Click here to view a calendar of past events.

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