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“Petaluma history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Petaluma Library Museum

The Petaluma Library Museum
Fourth & B streets, Petaluma, CA
707-778-4398
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Ranked #9 of 46 things to do in Petaluma
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Petaluma, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Petaluma history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are looking for a beautiful old Carnegie Library building, this is the place to see! The exhibits are about Petaluma but sometimes they have special ones. Volunteers can help you find ancestors from Petaluma.

Visited May 2013
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English first
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful Exhibits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

If you are interested in Petaluma history, you have to visit the Petaluma Library Museum. There are often special exhibits that are well worth attending.

Visited January 2013
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Glen Ellen
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125 reviews 125 reviews
76 attraction reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Wonderful local history museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I live in a nearby town and have visited this museum probably a dozen times. The local exhibits are interesting, and the traveling exhibits are just great! I have seen the Vietnam exhibit, the Schlindler's list exhibit, and the Elvis exhibit. The bridal gown exhibit from the 1850's on was curated locally and was beautifully done. The building itself is worth a stop, with that lovely glass dome. Excellent docents and great local support make this a fine museum. Worth your time and effort to tour this attraction!

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“This is a gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is the finest local museum in the county. It is filled with fascinating memorabilia and the building itself is well worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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Petaluma, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“This little Museum is a great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Petaluma Museum is a real treat. First, the architecture is stately and lovely. The home exhibits are interesting and tell the story of the changing demographics of this area. The traveling exibits are amazing. I was most impressed with their exhibit on the Vietnam War and The Pirate Exhibit. Everything possible was done to make the experience come alive. It is quite impressive and certainly worth a visit. The Museum is not stuffy at all. It is alive and artfully tells compelling stories of the past.

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