Please Help Support Us by Attending Our
Annual Holiday Open House
on Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

There will be arts and crafts vendors, tours of the Sun House, visits with Santa, seasonal refreshments,
a raffle for a decorated Christmas tree, and a book signing of the exhibition catalog for our current exhibit,
Days of Grace
, by co-curators Sherrie Smith-Ferri and Karen Holmes.

Beautiful wreaths and swags, garlic braids, and organic herbs will also be for sale.
You can pre-order these now through December 3rd at 4:30 pm and be entered to
win a one night stay at the Elk Cove Inn & Spa on the Mendocino Coast.

Order forms are available for downloading here: 

Holiday Wreaths and Herbs Pre-Order Form (Front)
Holiday Wreaths and Herbs Pre-Order Form (Back)



We've had success in the past (see below), but we continue to work to build our Endowment Fund. We also seek to raise funds through the Sun House Guild to support the quality exhibits and public programs you've grown to expect from the Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House. Please consider a contribution to the Guild or the Endowment today. Call the Museum at (707) 467-2836 for more information.

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Grace Hudson Museum Endowment Fund Matching
Grant Challenge More Than Met Its Goal in 2013!

Here at the Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House we had many things to be thankful for at the end of 2013–chief among them are our friends and partners who supported us in so many essential ways. Thanks to all of you, the Grace Hudson Museum Endowment Fund Matching Grant challenge was more than met. As you may recall, in the fall two anonymous angel benefactors came forward and pledged a combined total of $125,000 to the Museum’s Endowment Fund, but only if others donated the same amount of money by the end of 2013. In fact, by December 31, 2013, the total gifted to help us meet this Challenge Grant was $192,400. In other words, as a direct result of this campaign, together with the money pledged by the benefactors, the Museum’s Endowment Fund grew by almost $320,000! This success came from your generosity and we are so very, very grateful.

Very Special Thanks to the Following Contributors
Our Matching Funds Challenge Grant–We Received Over $190,000!

The Bernice Peltier Huber Trust

Paul & Pam Jepson, Lucienne Lanson

The Kathleen Kohn Fetzer Family Foundation, Wanda & Charles Mannon, Monte & Kay Hill,
Paige Poulos & John Woolley, Candace Horsley, Nelson & Jane Weller

The George & Ruth Bradford Foundation, Janet King, Max & Joan Schlienger

Patricia Shanahan, Susan Janssen (in honor of Jaap Jan de Waard & Eugenie van Olffen),
Martha & Charlie Barra (Barra Vineyards),
Phyllis Curtis, Stephen Carl Nelson & Linda Standley Nelson, Gary Nix, Pinky & Peter Kushner,
Guil & Gudrun Dye, Patty Morgan, Mary Louise & Leory Chase, Tommy & Ann Thornhill,
Charlie & Martha Barra, Richard & Sharon Ruddick, Phyllis Curtis

Peter Graves, Jane & Nelson Weller, John & Karen Moon, Ed & Donna Berry,
Stephen Ward, Bob & Debbie Perkowski, Dennis & Madelyn Yeo

Ira Jacknis, Stan & Judy Dixon, Valerie & Nick Brownrigg, Ilene Weeks, Pamela & Tim Gilmore,
John & Karen Moon
(in memory of Judy Little),
Yokayo Spinners & Weavers Guild, Nancy Messinger,
Robert Brewer, Ed & Donna Berry, Arleen Shippey, Janice Preston, George & Robyn Gibbs,
Gary & Edelgard Smith, Katarzyna Rolzinski, Vicki Patterson, Arlene Shippey, Vergilia Dakin, Cathy Monroe,
Kathy Rough, Karen Holmes & Eric Neilson, Tom Liden, Benj Thomas & Susan Baird

Marie Pera (in honor of Adele Pruitt), Beverly & Marvin Dutra, Judith Master, Mary Reid
(in honor of Vivian Henry),
Deborah & Peter Greig (in honor of Mrs. Steffen’s 3rd grade class
at Blosser Lane Elementary,
Willits), Judith Kunofsky, Sheila O’Hara,
Jim & Daphne McNeil,
Dennis & Susan Fujita, Lynn Webb & Fred Canillo, Susan Sparrow, Joanne Lacasse,
Dona Levin, Patricia Reed, Jane Cutler Ellis, Allyne Brown, Patricia Shanahan,
Jonathan Whipple & Peggy Agnew, Don & Pat Trahan, Dolores Toivonen, Linda McDonald,
Robert & Cindy Bollens, Linda Waggoner & Roger Bell, Ilene Weeks, Thomas Mon Pere,
Pattie Gardinder, Dawn Moser