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Two Sonoma Valley bands will be among 10 presenters at a free event this weekend that will focus on Sonoma County history and culture.

“Finding History Day 2022: A Celebration of Sonoma County’s Unique Past” will be offered by the Sonoma Historical Society on Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa.

The Glen Ellen Historical Society will present a presentation entitled “National Historic Registry of SDC and Museum” from 10:30 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. (The administration building and museum of the Sonoma Developmental Center are listed in the National Historic Register.) The Sonoma Valley Historical Society will focus on “Mission Santa Rosa” from 1:30 p.m. to 1:55 p.m.

The event will also include 39 display tables created by historical and cultural organizations in Sonoma County, as well as signing sessions.

Finding History Day 2022 is sponsored by the Redwood Empire Chinese Association, Philippino American National Historical Society, Rancho Bodega Historical Society, Japanese American Citizens League, and Harry Lindstrom, Chairman of the Sea Ranch Archives Committee.

Finley Community Center is located at 2060 W. College Ave. in Santa Rosa.

More information is available at [email protected]

Contact the reporter, Dan Johnson, at [email protected].

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