Sonoma County Historical Society Seeks Nominations

Every March the SCHS recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of individuals and organizations serving the interests of Sonoma County history.  The competition is open to both members and non-members of the Society and nominations are due in January.

314 Bodega Avenue as it appeared in 2006. Photo courtesy of Katherine J. Rinehart

Rick and Trisha Young received the Brainerd Jones Preservation award last year for their amazing rehabilitation of a Petaluma bungalow located at 314 Bodega Avenue which is currently for sale. 

314 Bodega Avenue as it appears today. Photo courtesy of Westgate Real Estate.

Preservation is not the only category. There is also the Editor’s Award for Historic Scholarship, the Carmen J. Finley Historical Website Award, Robert Thompson Commercial Award and several others. For more information please contact SCHS president, Jeremy Nichols at

About Katherine J. Rinehart

Katherine J. Rinehart received a MA in History from Sonoma State University in 1994. For the past 19 years, Ms. Rinehart has worked in various positions within the fields of Cultural Resource Management and Historic Preservation and is currently employed by the Sonoma County Library where she has worked in the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Department since 2002. Katherine is the author of Petaluma: A History in Architecture, a contributor to Celebrating Petaluma published by the Petaluma Sesquicentennial Committee and the Petaluma Visitors Program. Ms. Rinehart is an occasional contributor to the Press Democrat and is proud to be a Petaluma Good Egg.
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