Historic Preservation Events

National Historic Preservation Month


The City of Petaluma recognizes and proclaims May 2024 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 2024.

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


Events this year include:

  • Wednesday, May 1, 6:30-8:00 pm – Untapped Potential: Strategies for Preservation, Revitalization and Reuse of Historic Properties
  • Saturday, May 4, 11, 12, 4:00-5:00 pm – Secret Lives of Victorian Homes (3 Episodes)
  • Wednesday, May 15, 6:30-8:00 pm – Place Making: Preservation & Tourism
  • Saturday, May 25, 10:00-4:00 pm – Living History Day,
    Including Special Guided Tours
  • Sunday, May 16-31 – Petaluma History Scavenger Hunt!
  • All Saturdays in May, 10:30 am – Downtown Petaluma Historical Walking Tour

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

Preservation Month 2024 | National Trust for Historic Preservation (savingplaces.org)

Picture of downtown petaluma with a sign stating Downtown Renovation of Petaluma's Heritage


Past Events

National Historic Preservation Month

The City of Petaluma recognized May as National Preservation Month and proclaimed the month of May in 2021and 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 the 2022 calendar of past events.

Click here to view the 2023 calendar of past events.

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