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Sturgeon's Mill Restoration Project in Sonoma County


Members of the Sturgeon's Mill Restoration Project

This restoration project began with an inspiration to share and preseve a piece of local history. With your help we can step into history.......

The phrase "an American original" is often overused in popular culture. In the heart of Sonoma County, however, stands a special place that truly merits the title of American original.

At Sturgeon's Mill, you can bask in the rich resonance of more than 100 years of California history. Imagine the mighty redwoods that passed through this once-bustling facility, creating the timber that built a great state. Close your eyes, and you can almost hear the voices of the workmen as they labored and laughed together. Stand alongside the powerful steam-driven sawmill, and the now-silent roar of its machinery still echos faintly through the glade.

Now, with your help, we can keep this segment of our history alive and restore this treasure to it's former vitality.

Live Demonstrations Open to the Public!

We hope you come visit one of our demonstrations. It is a great way to spend the day. Our docents are friendly and enjoy sharing their knowledge of the history of the mill and the surrounding area. There is no cost to you but donations are gratefully accepted.


Bark being trimmed from a Redwood log.


Tending to the equipment below the deck.

Members of the restoration project will activate and run the mill to demonstrate it's workings. There will be tours given by Docents who will give you a history of the mill and answer questions. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience the mill as it was in it's hey-day.

The demonstration dates and times for 2014 are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • May 17 - 18
  • June 14 - 15
  • September 6 - 7
  • October 11 - 12

Jack Balesteri will be serving-up the lunch menu for us again this year!

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For as little as $25.00 you will be a "Friend of the Mill". You also will receive the printed version of our Newsletter to keep you up to date with up coming events and recent upgrades to the mill.

Thank you!
For another successful season.

A hearty thank you to all who visited the Mill during one of our steam-ups this past year!! We, the members of the "crew", look forward to these “productive” weekends when we see you, who enjoy steam-powered machinery in operation, come and enjoy the fruits of our labor of the year. We each have our reasons for enjoying this Restoration Project and they all come together when we get together on these great weekends.

The only thing we ask of you is to support this Restoration Project when and however you can and to pass on to your friends the information about this Mill and your enjoyment in observing its operation.

We are located at:

Sturgeon's Mill
2150 Green Hill Rd.
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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Sign-up for the online version of the Sturgeon's Mill Mailing List - it's FREE! You will receive Public Demonstration times & dates, as well as other important details regarding events taking place at Sturgeon's Mill. The sign-up form is located near the bottom-left of this page.