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

Our museum, located in the west end of Cotati City Hall (201 West Sierra), is open every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and also on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Upcoming event: 7th Annual Old-Fashioned Chicken BBQ

On Sunday, April 12th, please help us celebrate the Museum’s 5th anniversary with a traditional chicken barbecue at the Miller Community Center (216 School Street). Includes live music, raffle, auction, vintage car show, and history presentation. Festivities commence at noon. Food will be served until 3 p.m. Admission will be $15 at the door. Advance tickets available for $12 from the Chamber of Commerce or the Cotati branch of Exchange Bank. Phone (707) 529-0734 or read the flyer for further details.


President Marie McNaughton

Historian Prue Draper

Vice President Yvonne Van Dyke

Treasurer Connie Martin

Archiving Administrator Judy Gustafson

Recording Secretary Velma DiMeola

Director Gary Santero

Director Sandra Walton


Website Administrator Christine Hayes

Website Editor Stephen Gold