In 1937, the Hindenberg exploded in Lakehurst, N. J., Amelia Earhart vanished in the South Pacific and the Golden Gate Bridge opened in May of that year. Locally, the Sonoma Valley Historical Society was formed to collect, preserve and share the historical data, artifacts and heritage of many of the area's pioneer families. An exhibit has opened which reflects this information on the events of that special year.
Locals have shared some of their memories, photos, and memorabilia for this exhibit, which adds an interesting perspective for visitors. Also shown, are books, magazines and sheet music which reflect what the public was reading and what they were listening to.
The museum is open Thursday through Sunday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. free of charge. It is located one block north of the Plaza in Depot Park. For further info, call 937-1762.