Client: Museum of Sonoma County
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Date: September 2023
This interactive exhibit is built around interviews recorded by former Press Democrat columnist Gaye LeBaron and also includes dozens of pieces from the museum’s collections. It is intended to deliver a more in depth history of Sonoma County that has been passed over with respect to local diversity of people and experiences. Sharing stories proves to be a meaningful way to include individuals that are sometimes overlooked of this diverse community. The exhibit includes the region’s first Native American inhabitants, Santa Rosa’s Chinatown (which runs along Second Street east of Santa Rosa Avenue), the post-World War II growth of the county’s Black community, 1960s counterculture, the booming timber industry years of the late 1800s, and the 2017 firestorms and will continue to grow as new interviews and other elements are incorporated.
Come experience the creative vision Gizmo’s team provided in the home of the 1910 Post Office building.
Main photo by The Press Democrat