Online Event

"The Women Who Shaped the Sonoma Valley"


Sonoma Plaza History is starting a winter series of storytelling Zooms to help ease shelter in place.  Our next Zoom introduces “Women Who Shaped Sonoma.” You’ll also hear about our upcoming mobile history tour and the Plaza art-history traveling exhibit. We hope you can join us. Invite your friends.

We will meet on January 25th and/or February 3rd, from 4:00 to 4:30 pm via online zoom meeting. Please register to attend. 

Date:  January 25, 2022 & February 3, 2022

Time:  4PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Online Zoom Event

Cost:  Free

This is a community-wide discussion honoring the women whose hands shaped life in Sonoma Valley, historically and today.
It’s proposed as a collaborative project with many friends and organizations in Sonoma. 
Who were/are the women? How do we find them?
What does it mean to “shape” a community?
How can we inclusively honor these women and hold them in our memory?
These questions arise from, a project with the Sonoma Community Center as its fiscal sponsor and creative partner that aims to make history part of the conversation in Sonoma.
It includes a Plaza history mobile tour that tells stories about natural history, pueblo days, winemaking, and disappeared people. It’s free, in English and Spanish, entertaining and educational. 
“Portrait of the Sonoma Plaza,” a 30-foot long work of art is iconic visual storytelling. It will travel to schools and public spaces throughout the Valley. 
We hope you will join the discussion, “Women Who Shaped Sonoma Valley” to help bring these stories to life.

Meet the speaker

Jim Silverman

Sonoma Plaza History Director, 

Jim Silverman aims to make Plaza history accessible, fun, fascinating, and a free public bilingual resource for our community. 

Books written by the author: “On This Day in California History,” will be available for purchase.

Learn about our Tour

Our mobile history tour is 100% free to the public, GPS-enabled and available in Spanish and English translations. Join our newsletter to be the first to try it. 

Sonoma Plaza History Trailer

Apoya la historia de la Plaza de Sonoma

This website and mobile tour is made possible by support from local organizations and friends. We believe that history offers life lessons that need remembering and telling over the generations. Donations are tax-deductible, and all are appreciated.