Tractors, Trains and Shipwrecks: Yesteryear Recollections of Sonoma County An Art Exhibit & Vintage Tales inspired by author Donald Richardson

Tuesday, April 25 more dates through May 30, 2017

Five regional artists, including Sandy Delehanty, an award winning watercolorist from Penryn will display artwork following the theme of the featured book, “Tractors, Trains, and Shipwrecks.”

This exquisitely curated exhibit, by Sparrow Gallery, runs from April 13th through May 30th.  The exhibit opening reception on Thursday, April 13th from 5:30pm to 7pm will feature the book, “Tractors, Trains, and Shipwrecks.”  It took several decades to bring the book’s collection of vintage tales collected by Donald Richardson to fruition after his passing in 1983.  The book has arrived in the museum gift shop and sells for $18.99.  Gaye LeBaron, leading historian, Press Democrat columnist, christened the book a “Tom Sawyer-like” account of his youthful exploits while growing up in the seaside hamlet of Stewarts Point.

Enjoy hosted wine and appetizers while you mingle with the artists who created this fascinating exhibit and learn about the surprising agrarian history of California from a transportation perspective.  Event tickets are just $15 per person and can be purchased online at or at the CalAgMuseum.

As part of our Cultural and artistic growth, we will be having a special presentation about trains in the early years of California on opening night, to kick off our lecture series.

The California Agriculture Museum is located at 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland, California, just 20 minutes from Sacramento and Davis. Regular museum hours are 10:00AM to 5:00PM Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00AM to 4:00PM on Sundays.

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Arts, Educational, Family, History


Cities, Woodland




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