The Real Main Street: Petaluma’s Melting Pot of Commerce, Community, and Celebration

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A small group of American capitalists are commonly known as Petaluma’s “founding fathers,” but the vibrant downtown was actually created by Irish, Chinese, German, Swiss-Italian, and Portuguese immigrants, as well as Black merchants. These individuals formed tight-knit ethnic, religious, and financial communities in pursuit of the American Dream.
Join local historian John Patrick Sheehy as he shares how these diverse communities made Main Street a bustling melting pot of commerce, community and celebration.
Register today to explore Petaluma's history via Zoom on October 26th, at 7 p.m.
Co-sponsored with the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum.