What is the CHS?

The Cotati Historical Society is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, founded in 2007, with the mission to preserve Cotati history through the acquisition and preservation of artifacts, photos, archives, and other historical materials.

Our secondary aim is to provide a permanent resource for visitors and researchers interested in Cotati’s past—and thereby providing public information regarding our unique community.

Our third priority is community outreach—in other words, to support Cotati-based cultural activities and events, as well as to maintain reciprocal relations with other historical entities.

Museum Location and Hours

Due to Shelter in Place orders, our museum is temporarily closed. Please check back later for updates.

Walking Tours

Walking tours of Cotati are planned for when the museum reopens. As a preview, the Cotati Historical Society and Cotati Chamber of Commerce present…

a virtual walking tour of our historic downtown (13-minute video)

Online Payment of Annual Dues

Now you can pay your CHS annual membership dues online:

Member Name
Additional Member Name


President John Allred

Vice President Ed Gilardi

Secretary Velma DiMeola

Treasurer/Volunteer Coordinator Barbara Jean Veronda

Archiving Administrator Judy Gustafson


Newsletter Marie McNaughton and Barbara Jean Veronda

Website Administrator Christine Hayes

Website Editor Stephen Gold