Postponed - Wine and Conversation with Museum Founders

3/12/2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PT

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Wine & Conversation with Museum Founders event has been postponed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and will be announcing the rescheduled date as soon as possible.

Join two of the Museum founders, Ramona Blair Crinella and Don Silverek, for a glass of wine and to hear stories of the trials and tribulations of saving the Old Post Office Building and opening the Museum 35 years ago.

Ramona Blair Crinella has been a life-long advocate for historical preservation in Sonoma County and was a key figure in the efforts to save the Historic Post Office Building. In 1978, when the city announced its plans to demolish the building, Crinella was on the board of the Sonoma County Museum Foundation. She launched an ambitious grassroots movement to move and restore the building, which has been home to the Museum of Sonoma County for the past 35 years. Ramona Blair Crinella has served in leadership roles on the board of a number of historical organizations including the Sonoma County Historical Society, the Sonoma County Bicentennial Commission, and Sonoma County Museum Foundation.  

Don Silverek grew up in Sonoma County and has spent most of his life documenting and preserving the area’s history. He served as the President and Journal editor of the Sonoma County Historical Society in the 1970s and played a significant role in saving and moving the Historic Post Office Building. Combining an education in fine art photography with a career in law enforcement, he gained extensive experience in forensic evidentiary imaging, and has worked with historical societies and historical image collections to preserve and document history’s visual benchmarks. Silverek has produced and edited a number of historical short films, and works as a commercial photographer and image archivist.  

Happy hour with cash bar from 6:00-7:00pm in the lobby of the Old Post Office Building, followed by an informal program with Q&As downstairs from 7:00-8:00pm.

Free for Museum Members; Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Preregistration ends at 5pm on the day of the program.

Not a member? Join now and get free admission.

Thank you to our Wine Sponsor Ramona Crinella.


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