Opening Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday, June 10, 5 to 8pm
June 10 to September 24, 2017
An exhibition of photographs from the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum and the Sonoma County Library portrait collections.
As the availability and popularity of camera portraiture grew in the 1850’s and 60’s, so did the booming frontier town of Petaluma, California. The pioneers took full advantage of the services offered by their town’s entrepreneurial photographers, preserving for us the opportunity to observe their faces and demeanor in rich intimate detail and connect them to the stories of their accomplishments and experiences.