a working museum

Sturgeon’s mill is a 105 year old steam powered sawmill. We are a working museum that is open 4 weekends a year to the general public. On these weekends historians, gear heads, steam heads and students of California history come to “Step back into History” at our museum.

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Event dates

 

2017 Weekend

Demonstration Runs

10am to 3pm

 

May 6-7th

June 17-18th

 September 16-17th

October 14-15th

 

 

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The SawMill

 

Founded in 1914, Sturgeon's Mill has been lovingly restored to operate as a working museum. All of the equipment, tools, and steam engines are original. This sawmill is an authentic time capsule of late 19th - early 20th century saw-milling and logging in Western Sonoma County.

 

 

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News & Stories

 

During these cold winter months our volunteer crew has faithfully been showing up at work days, sometimes in the rain repairing and restoring the century old machines and equipment, readying our working museum for the 2017 demonstration runs.

 

 

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Woodland Gardens

 

In 1924 Wade and Esther Sturgeon created the “Woodland Gardens”. When visiting our working museum take the time to stroll along the garden paths and view the “Cork-Screw” redwood tree, lily ponds and specimen plants.

 

 

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Student Education

 

Our museum serves as an anchor for early West Sonoma County history. It is an example of the late 19th century industrial revolution, life-styles & work ethics. We invite teachers and students of all ages  to come “Step back into History” with us on our special “student’s-only history days.”

 

 

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Our history

 

Beginning in 1914, Sturgeon's Mill provided needed lumber for western Sonoma County until it closed in 1964. Then, after 30 years of laying dormant, a faithful group of history enthusiasts began work to bring it  back to life. Their goal was to create a working museum revealing the daily operations of an early 20th century steam powered sawmill.

 

 

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STURGEON'S MILL

2150 Green hill rd.

sebastopol, ca 95472

 

707-829-2479