April 20, 2024

Museums

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Discover the Petaluma Historical Museum

The former library now houses Petaluma poultry, dairy, and Miwok Indian history exhibits from the 1850s. The cornerstone for this stately Carnegie Library was laid in 1904. The building, designed by local architect Brainerd Jones and built from locally quarried stone, features the largest free-standing leaded glass dome in Northern California. The building is in the neoclassical style, featuring original fan-glass windows, round leaded-glass windows, also original interior wood paneling and columns. It also houses a fine research library.

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Stroll through Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Over the course of his 50-year career, famous horticulturist Luther Burbank experimented with and developed numerous plant varieties. At Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, you will earn about this amazing man’s life by visiting the Museum, his Greenhouse and the home he lived in from 1884 through 1906.

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