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2019 Annual Fund


As the days grow shorter, we reflect on the year gone by and the year to come. We have achieved great successes in 2019 and are profoundly grateful for your support. We increased the number of free days at the Museum, expanded our Art4Kids and Youth+Art programs, and presented bilingual exhibitions that addressed everything from immigration and climate change to kinetic art and cannabis. With record-breaking attendance in 2018 and 2019, you have shown us that we are well on our way to fulfilling our mission to engage and inspire our diverse community with art and history exhibitions and programs that are inclusive, educational, and relevant. But we are not done yet!

Last year, we launched our Re:Imagine! Plan, a two-year strategy focused on capacity building, program expansion, and physical improvements to the Museum’s galleries and grounds. Our overarching goal is to create a memorable and meaningful experience for all who visit our museum. With the support of our community, we have raised over $350,000 and achieved many of our expansion and improvement goals.

Please support our efforts to reimagine our future by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Museum of Sonoma County’s annual fund. With your support, we will collect and preserve the art and history of Sonoma County to engage and inspire visitors for years to come.



20,592 Visitors (2018)

Highest annual attendance since 2012!

3,421 Students Served (2018)

The Museum is committed to making its exhibitions and tours available to all and offers full or partial fee assistance to low-income schools and youth groups. 

Over 750 Visitors

attended the dual opening reception for Discovered and Artistry in Wood, one of the most popular evenings in the Museum's recorded history!

9 Free Days

in 2019—twice the number as last year!


Students served from 7 schools during the 2018-2019 Art4Kids program

 Looking Ahead - 2020

Museum of Sonoma County celebrates its 35th anniversary and 110th anniversary of the Historic Santa Rosa Post Office and Federal Building! 

From Suffrage to #MeToo: Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County

Exhibition explores the obstacles to inclusion that women have faced and the remarkable people who have
broken barriers.

Landscape: Awe to Activism

Exhibition examines the evolution of landscape art from realism to environmental activism.

Gaye LeBaron’s Oral History Project

Permanent exhibition combines storytelling and video oral history interviews with the Museum’s own collection of objects related to Sonoma County history.

The mission of the Museum of Sonoma County is to engage and inspire our diverse community with art and history exhibitions, collections, and public programs that are inclusive, educational, and relevant.

The Museum of Sonoma County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Federal tax ID number: 94-2506626