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Special Projects: The Fire Project  |  Four Seasons of Sonoma County Photography Contest


Explore the Museum's permanent collection, from historical objects to artworks by North Bay artists.

Watch Collections Spotlight videos on YouTube

• Read Collections Spotlight posts on the MSC Blog

Learn more about the collection

MSC Blog

What's new at MSC? Check out the MSC Blog for collections spotlights, behind-the-scenes interviews with staff, interviews with exhibiting artists, and more!


Virtual Experiences

Explore our exhibitions through 360° imaging!

Virtual experiences are generously provided by Steve Vargas, VARGAS XR "Mind Over Matter," unless otherwise noted


Online Exhibitions

From Suffrage to #MeToo - Online Exhibition

Discover the stories of these groundbreaking women in the online exhibition, an abridged version of the gallery exhibition.

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Looking Back at the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

From face masks, to banned gatherings, to closed businesses, take a look back at how Sonoma County weathered the Influenza Pandemic of 1918. The experiences of that trying time echo across the decades, resonating with the events of today and the threat of the coronavirus.

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The Bracero Program

The story of the bracero is rooted in hope and determination. It is a testament to the enduring contributions that Mexicans and Mexican Americans have made to American life.



Which Sculpture from the 35 Exhibition Are You?

Answer a few short personality questions to figure out which sculpture from 35: Thirty-Five Artists for Thirty-Five Years you are!

Embroidered Suffragist Sunflower

Create your own embroidery featuring the colors (purple and gold) and symbol of the Suffragist movement (sunflower)!

Sculpture Garden Scavenger Hunt

Explore the Sculpture Garden with a fun scavenger hunt! Can you find all 9 items?

Virtual Escape Room

You've been invited to attend an exclusive behind-the-scenes collections tour, when the door closes and locks you in! Search for clues in our permanent collection to escape.

Color Me Sonoma

Downloadable coloring book with iconic Sonoma County sites and fun local history!

Tutorial: DIY Playdough

Make your own playdough, using ingredients that can be found in your pantry. Tutorial includes creative ideas for playdough fun (for kids and adults!).


Zoom Backgrounds


Give your Zoom background an upgrade with one of our virtual backgrounds! Browse the images below, click the download icon on your favorite image, and follow these Zoom instructions to change your background.




Browse our YouTube playlists to enjoy public programs, Voices of Sonoma County oral histories, and more!


Special Projects

The Fire Project

Following the 2017 North Bay firestorms, the Museum of Sonoma County launched developed two projects (the Fire Wall and the Fire Collection) under the banner of "The Fire Project."

Four Seasons of Sonoma County Photography Contest

In 2019, the Santa Rosa Symphony and the Green Music Center presented The Four Seasons of Sonoma County concert. Selected images from the Four Seasons of Sonoma County Photography Contest, organized by the Museum of Sonoma County, were displayed during the Symphony's performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, at the Green Music Center on July 28, 2019.

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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.