Last Saturday, John Crowley was honored by Mayor Glass with a proclamation as Petaluma’s “Good Egg” for 2014. John will lead the annual Butter & Egg Days parade next Saturday, along with several former “Good Eggs.” This year’s theme is “Home Grown Petaluma.” The first B&E Days parade was held in 1982, and the first “Good Egg” was Adair Heig (now Lara), author of “A History of Petaluma, A River Town.”

 It is just a coincidence, but several other past “Good Eggs” have also authored books, documents, or reports that are available to the public in the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum at B & 4th Streets. These publications are some of the “Golden Nuggets” this blogger has been promoting in recent posts titled, “Petaluma’s Treasure Chest.” For example:

1984 – Bill Soberanes: Argus-Courier columnist – Petaluma Centennial Articles.

1985 – Skip Sommer: history columnist –  John & George McNear display.

1991 – Ed Fratini: KTOB Petaluma Radio Broadcasts, Vol. I & Vol. II. (1979-1994.)

1992 – Ed Mannion: “Rear-View Mirror” columns, Argus-Courier. (1960-1963)

2006 – Lucy Kortum: author, “California Carnegie Libraries – 1899-1921. (1991)

2007 – Katherine Rinehardt: author, “A History in Architecture” (2005)

2010 – Harlan Osborne: Argus-Courier column, “Toolin Around Town.” (2006-present)

Please take the time to visit our museum and view these treasures. They are part of our river town’s priceless treasure. Admission to the Hoppy Hopkins Memorial Research Library and exhibits on the second floor is free of charge, Thursday-Saturday (10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) and Sunday (Noon-3:00 p.m.)


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