The Anderson Valley Historical Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization. Collecting, researching, and sharing the rich history of Anderson Valley is both our mission and our pleasure!
We’ve added a new feature on this site which enables you to search identified markers in four graveyards throughout the valley. Visit the Anderson Valley Graveyards page for more.
Our museum is centrally located a half-mile northwest of Boonville in the Con Creek Schoolhouse. Built in 1891, it taught children of lumberjacks and sheep farmers for almost ninety years before closing in 1979, when it was purchased by The Community Services District with an agreement that it would be leased to the Anderson Valley Historical Society for use as a museum.
Today, the museum shares relics and information about Anderson Valley’s colorful past, including the original native residents up to Boontling, the whimsical local language once spoken widely throughout the valley. Whether you simply stop for a picnic in our redwood grove or stay to enjoy the museum for the afternoon, we hope to see you soon!
February - November
Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm