The Sonoma County Museum (SCM) is a private,
non-profit museum for art and history with broad community support. We are the only museum of California’s North Coast region to present a comprehensive array of exhibits, education and public programs, and to hold a significant collection of over 20,000 artworks and historic objects.
Since the opening of the Sonoma County Museum in 1985, the Museum collections of history and art objects have expanded from the original 3,500 photographs and objects to over 20,000 items, all of which document Sonoma County’s rich history and culture throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. A valuable historic resource, the unique collections of visual images, artifacts, artworks, and archival documents record and protect the region’s history and culture for use in exhibitions, research and education.
Sonoma County Museum also offers a wide variety of tour and program options for visitors to the area. Our Museum’s multi-faceted educational offerings reach students, teachers, families and the general public. Education programs evolve from Museum exhibitions and encourage a deeper understanding of artistic, cultural, and historical themes.
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