Associate Director and Curator of History
Museums of Sonoma County
Eric Stanley is the Associate Director and Curator of History at the Museums of Sonoma County. Eric has devoted two decades to the study, collecting and curating around the history and culture of Santa Rosa, Sonoma County and Northern California. Eric joined the Museum staff in 1998 and has curated numerous exhibitions on everything from the battle over nuclear power in California, to the early mapping of the Pacific Coast, to the history of Rock and Roll in the San Francisco Bay Area. Eric received his M.A. in History Sonoma State Universtiry where he focused his research effort on California history, particularly the Mexican and early American period of California history. His other areas of interest include the history of the environmental movement. In addition to curating exhibitions, Eris oversees the Museum’s extensive permanent collection and has a deep interest in the preservation of collections and archives. He is currently an appointed member of the Sonoma County Historic Records Commission, a writer and committed believer in the power of stories and the importance of place.
Wednesday, May 22
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM