Newsletters

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Volume 10: 2017

  • June 2017: Volunteers Made the BBQ Happen, BBQ Photos, Recent Members and Donors, Seeking Summer Volunteers, 4th-Grade History Essay Contest
  • March 2017: Remembering Our Founder Prue Draper, Donations Received, Preparations for BBQ, 4th-Grader Field Trip

Volume 9: 2016

  • December 2016: Open House, Silent Auction, Veronda Joins Board, Masters Thesis on Ranch, Local Newspapers, Historic Maps
  • September 2016: Running Fence, Good Neighbor Grant, Parade Season
  • June 2016: Cotati French Laundry, Page Academy Field Trip, BBQ Highlights
  • March 2016: History of Barbecue in Cotati, East Cotati Avenue Trading Center, New CHS President, Lorraine Leivas Memorial, Baseball Mystery

Volume 8: 2015

  • December 2015: New Owner for Washoe House, Antique Bronze Heirlooms of Page Family Donated, First Librarian Honored in Display, New Museum Computer, Forum on Cotati Street Names
  • September 2015: Many Finnish Families in Old Cotati, Pioneer Pool Memories, Parades are Part of Cotati’s History, Thomas Page Academy Modernization, How Cotati Streets Got Their Names, State Farm Insurance Grant
  • June 2015: Pioneer Motel and Swimming Pool, Annual Barbecue Also Marked Our 5th Anniversary, Essay Contest Winner and Teacher Rewarded, SMART Train Came To Cotati
  • March 2015: Museum is 5 Years Old, Museum Sponsors Student Field Trip to Cotati City Hall, Thanks to Donors Museum Welcomes Gifts, Special Showing of Dr. John Roberts’s Late-Life Talent

Volume 7: 2014

  • December 2014: Freeway Was Big News in Cotati, Afternoon of History and Birthday Celebration, Museum Equipment to be Berkemeier Memorial, Cotati’s “Hippie” Era Review Planned, New Display in Museum Showcases Cotati Fire Department History
  • September 2014: Cotati Volunteer Fire Department Protected Early Community, Museum Volunteers Attend Training Session, Penngrove’s July 4th Parade & Cotati’s Kids Day Parade, Albino Redwood Tree Gains Fame
  • June 2014: New Cotati Depot is History Reminder, No News on Fate of Albino Redwood, Unusual Craft by Long-Ago Barber, This Year’s BBQ Topped All Records
  • March 2014: Rare Albino Redwood is Thriving in Cotati, Farewell Terri Welcome Marie!, Annual Chicken Barbecue Set for April 13, Cotati Had Constable 100+ Years Ago, Field Trip Helped Students Learn Cotati History

Volume 6: 2013

  • December 2013: They Came They Saw They Admired, What’s New at the Museum, Field Trip and Essay Contest, Historical Resource Guide, BBQ Date Set for April 13, Mail Brings Tales of Long-Ago Residents
  • September 2013: We Celebrated with Cotati, “Get to Know your Museum” Program, Enthusiastic Participants and Helpers at the Annual July Penngrove Parade
  • June 2013: Why Did Cotati Want to be a City?, Another Successful Barbecue!, A Local Mystery: Cotati Hexagons, How Much Do You Know about Cotati?
  • March 2013: Barbecues Became Local Tradition, Museum Hosts Field Trip, Cotati Led The Way in 1922

Volume 5: 2012

  • December 2012: Historic 8 Ball Tavern One of Cotati’s Oldest Continuing Businesses, We Love to Hear from Readers Even When They Send Corrections, Memories of Cotati School Enlivened Afternoon Program, Wedding Guests Tour the Cotati Historical Museum
  • September 2012: Fun for All was Theme of Ass-to-Ass Races, Summer=Time for Us to Enter Parades, We Have Much to be Thankful for
  • June 2012: Triplet Girls Brought Fame to Cotati in 1938, Essay Contest Winner, 2012 BBQ was the Best Ever
  • March 2012: Volunteers Helped Beautify our Plaza, Students Learn Cotati History at
    Field Trip, Our Fifth Anniversary and Changing of the Guard, Music Memorabilia Needed

Volume 4: 2011

  • December 2011: Musical History Night, She was the first Miss Cotati, Penngrove History Room Dream Might Come True, Ferrero’s General Store
  • September 2011: School Helped Make Early Cotati a Community, 2011 State Farm Grant, Exchange Bank Anniversary Planned, Gift from the Past, A Musical History Night
  • June 2011: Museum Welcomes Jansen Collection, Katlin Slatt Wins Our First Historical Essay Contest, Barbecue a Sellout Success!, Plaza Flagpole a Proud Reminder of Cotati’s Patriotism
  • March 2011: We Celebrate our 1st Anniversary and Fred Wiseman’s Historic Flight, Video Expert Helped Make it Happen, We’ll have our Famous Chicken BBQ on April 17 at the Cotati Room, Ecologist-Poet-Historian to Speak, Fourth Graders Get a History Lesson

Volume 3: 2010

  • December 2010: When Cotati Became a City, The Strange Ways Our
    Influence Spreads, Past=Chicken Ranch/Future=City, First Air Mail Flight Will Be Re-enacted, These Supporters Are Missed, Memorial Fund Grows, We Love to Get Donations
  • August 2010: Summer Parade Season, Crowd Enjoyed Barbecue, Our First Grant, Memorial Fund Growing, Relic from Auto Racing Days Joins Museum
  • March 2010: What a “Grand” Museum Opening!, 2nd Annual Barbecue to be Held on April 18th
  • February 2010: Cotati Historical Museum Grand Opening, Heritage Network to Meet Here, Many Join in Historical Walking Tour, Second Annual Chicken Barbecue Set for April 18, Many Workers Involved in Producing a Museum

Volume 2: 2009

  • September 2009: Historical Walking Tour Set for October 25, Member of AASLH, Recent Donations, We Love a Parade, Donors Help Assure an Orderly Museum, Much Progress to Report on Museum
  • June 2009: Old Fashioned Chicken Barbecue a Social and Financial Success!, “How’s the museum coming along?”
  • February 2009: April 19 Barbecue Continues a Favorite Old Cotati Tradition, City Office Sign is Relic of Past, Mystery Tool No Longer A Mystery, Great Community Support for Museum, Successful History Night

Volume 1: 2008

  • November 2008: History Night Set for Nov. 20, Cotati’s First Post Office?, It’s a Mystery, Veronda-Falletti Ranch Preserved, Wouldn’t Olof Page be Surprised?!, State of the Society Report
  • August 2008: Important Meeting, Penngrove Parade, Page Family Visit, History Contacts, Falletti Ranch to be Purchased by Open Space District
  • April 2008: Historical Society Marks First Year, Historic Donations, Website, Future Plans, Visitors Expected, Memorial Fund Established, Membership Roster, Historic Photos Needed