2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa 707.579.4452
For many years, though thousands flocked to exhibits in the United States and around the world to see the work of Charles M. Schulz and his original comic strips. As the 50th anniversary of Peanuts drew closer, it seemed clear that there must be a museum, but Schulz (Sparky to family and friends), resisted being “a museum piece.” The vision for the Museum was driven by the desire to show how Schulz’s work inspired, healed, and taught us all what it means to be part of the human family.
Sonoma Plaza, a National Historic Landmark, represents several important events in California’s history. On July 4, 1824, Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma, the last of 21 missions, was founded by Father Jose Altimira and the only adobe mission established during the Mexican period. The Pueblo at Sonoma was established in 1835 by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, Military Commander and Director of the Northern Frontier for the Mexican government. In June 1846, a party of settlers occupied Sonoma Plaza, proclaimed a Republic of California, and raised the Bear Flag. The new republic and declared independence from Mexico. In 1846, the Bear Flag was replaced by the U.S. flag.
Hwy 12, Sonoma 800.870.RACE
Infineon Raceway The 1,600-acre facility serves as the gateway to the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. The seven-race major event schedule, one of the most comprehensive in the country, will be highlighted by three of the top racing series in the country – the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and IZOD IndyCar® Series. In addition to its slate of major events, Infineon Raceway is a year-round motorsports complex with events scheduled 340 days and 50 weekends a year. More than one-half million fans pass through the gates each year..