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In January 1937 a small group of Sonomans formed the Sonoma Valley Historical Society to honor pioneer families and to collect, preserve and disseminate the historical heritage of the "Valley of the Moon". Exhibits were placed in the City Hall and the Community Center. The Society, a non-profit organization, has operated continuously ever since that time.
The Society holds monthly meetings featuring speakers on local and California history, arranges member visits to historic sites and other museums and provides other interesting activities for members. We also encourage and assist the appreciation of history by school children. In 1996, the 50th anniversary of the Bear Flag Revolt, the Society sponsored a reunion in Sonoma for descendants of the original "Bear Flaggers." The Society also publishes Sonoma Valley Notes, a newsletter for members with news about activities and stories on Sonoma's colorful past. Members have published several books about local history. The major Society programs are operating the Marcy House Archives and Research Center and the Depot Park Museum.
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- Images of America: Sonoma Valley, Valerie Sherer Mathes and Diane Moll Smith, Sonoma Valley Historical Society, Arcadia Publishing, 2004.
- Pioneer Sonoma, Robert D. Parmelee, Sonoma Valley Historical Society, 1972.
- Saga of Sonoma in the Valley of the Moon, Sonoma Valley Historical Society, 1954.
- Schools and Scows in Early Sonoma, George Emanuels and Roger Emanuels, Sonoma Valley Historical Society, 1998.
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