Petaluma Viticulture History & Heritage Exhibit continues its run at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum through fall. If you only step foot in your local museum every once in a while, this should be the "once" this year! Especially if you are a wine lover.
Co-curated by Jim McCormick of the California Wine Museum and Paula Freund, this fascinating and informative exhibit chronologically documents the history of grape growing and wine production in Petaluma.
With many vintage artifacts from the California Wine Museum and private collections, the exhibit tells the story from its beginnings in the second half of the 19th Century through Prohibition and today's renaissance of grape growing and wine making under the influence of the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance.
Exhibit Hours: Thurs. – Sat. 10 – 4
Sundays, 12 – 3
Admission: Free to Members!
Children and Military Free
For Questions or Information Call: 778-4398
Click here for full story on the history of this most stunning local art history treasure "California Yesterday and Today" by artist Eugene Urbain, on display for the first time in the museum during the Viticulture exhibit.
On Sunday, November 16th, 2014, Emmy-award-winning tv and documentary maker Carla De Luca Worfolk will be in Petaluma in person to introduce her Bancroft Library commissioned documentary "America's Wine: The Legacy of Prohibition".
Covering a span of 100 years of winemaking and up to present day, the documentary tells the story of how leading California wine families overcame obstacles to rebuild the American wine industry, after its decimation during national Prohibition.
Featured by the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Repeal, the film features never-before-seen archival photographs and film clips and interviews with those who experienced Prohibition, historians, members of Congress, public policy experts and winemakers, including Rovert Mondavi and Ernest Gallo in their last on-camera appearances.
This free screening at The Mystic Theater in Petaluma at 2.30 pm will be followed by a wine and cheese reception at the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum on the corner of 4th and B Streets.