Christmas Memories

On Sunday, December 15, 2013 2-5pm join in on our Second Annual Christmas Memory celebration. From 2-3pm there will be Christmas Caroling around the Burke Piano (in the Tuttle Building) led by Robin Lindsey and Jan Wasson-Smith. The program will start at 3pm, with a performance by the Anderson Valley choir. Then Bill Kimberlin, a local historian and Toy Train guy will do a presentation on the history of the American Toy Train. He will also have his 1935 Lionel, Flying Yankee train on display. Following Bill the audience will be invited to share their own special Christmas Memories. There will be a “Toys of Yesteryear” display featuring, dolls, a doll house, tinker toys, a rocking horse and many more wonderful toys. And, finally we will close with a Christmas Tree and Gift Basket Raffle. We will provide a wonderful selection of appetizers and local wines will be on sale.

Anderson Valley History Roundtable

On Sunday, March 23, at 1:30pm join us for an afternoon of Valley History. Steve Sparks and Wes Smoot will be taking us on a pictorial tour of Anderson Valley pre World War II. Each photo of yesteryear will include the history of that location and will be followed by a photo of that location as it exists today. Local wines will be on sale. $5 donation requested.

Anderson Valley Historical Society Annual Membership Meeting

The annual meeting will be held following the History Roundtable

Anderson Valley—Images of America

Authored by the Historical Society and using pictures from the museum and many private collections, this book uses pictures to share the history of Anderson Valley and the fun of Boontling. To order, call (707) 895-3207 or email Sheri Hansen.

Boonville Beer Festival

Each year the Historical Society staffs the Designated Driver Booth at the Anderson Valley Brew fest. In addition to free water and sodas for Beer Fest attendees, we offer many Valley mementos. Stop by and visit.

Museum Grounds

Stop by for a stroll through our beautiful gardens. The daffodils welcome you in early spring. Enjoy a picnic lunch in our picnic area. Stroll down the sidewalk and slide into our Bucky Walter phone booth featuring the history of Boontling. Our grounds are open during museum hours, Friday–Sunday, 1–4pm.

Board Meetings

The board meets the third Friday of every other month (beginning in February) at 9:30am in the Tuttle Building, 12340 Highway 128, Boonville. We welcome interested members and guests. Please contact Sheri Hansen at (707) 895-3207 or by email should you wish to to join us.


12340 Hwy 128, Boonville CA
a line of boys and their teacher display the sheep they cared for, mid-1900s

Future Farmers of America, 1947