10am to 3pm
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
become a docent
Do you enjoy sharing historically correct tales and facts with others? Is it easy for you to get acquainted with folks you don't know? Does a group of people with a shared interest appeal to you?
The Sturgeon's Mill Restoration Project crew invites you to come to the mill on the first Saturday of next month to learn more about the mill, its history and operation and how to relay this history and operation to folks who come to see this all steam-powered sawmill.
We will be there between 9am and 3pm to introduce you to this interesting piece of history and the crew that is making it possible. Contact Tim Talamantes at 763-3645 if you have any questions about becoming a docent.