downtown boonville, many years ago

Downtown Boonville, early 1930s

The Anderson Valley Historical Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization. Collecting, researching, and sharing the rich history of Anderson Valley is both our mission and our pleasure!

Search Anderson Valley Graveyards through Find-A-Grave

You can now search identified markers in four graveyards on the Anderson Valley Graveyards page and through Mendocino County Records.

12340 Hwy 128, Boonville CA

The Museum

Our museum is located just a half-mile northwest of Boonville, at 12340 Highway 128, and is easily viewable from the road. Our four historic museum buildings are packed with fascinating artifacts and exhibits.

Our centerpiece is the one-room schoolhouse building, affectionately known locally as the Little Red Schoolhouse. Originally called the Con Creek Schoolhouse, the school was built in 1891. The children of lumberjacks, sheep farmers and fruit growers attended class there for almost ninety years, right up to 1979. The schoolhouse became the Anderson Valley History Museum shortly thereafter.

February - November
Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm

the museum entrance with picnic table in the foreground under a large oak tree

The Little Red Schoolhouse