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Ask a Healdsburg resident to describe this hamlet in northern Sonoma County and the reply will likely be couched in temporal terms: old Healdsburg or new? Before 2001, the town had family restaurants and local joints and just a sprinkling of visitors from far away. Then came the swanky Hotel Healdsburg and chef Charlie Palmer's acclaimed restaurant Dry Creek Kitchen - followed by boutiques, Michelin-starred eateries and, of course, tourists. Today Healdsburg is a remarkable synthesis of old and new - of small-town friendliness and big-city chic - of very good wine and equally good food. Here's what to do in Healdsburg and the surrounding valleys of northern Sonoma in just under three days.

   PLAY VIDEO     The Hand Fan Museum Video Documentary  An introduction to the museum with a discussion about our mission, history and our current programs. Includes a tour of the museum.. Video length: 7 minutes. Image of fan seen above is Sue Zimmerman's mother's fan.   

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The Hand Fan Museum Video Documentary
An introduction to the museum with a discussion about our mission, history and our current programs. Includes a tour of the museum.. Video length: 7 minutes. Image of fan seen above is Sue Zimmerman's mother's fan.

 

   PLAY VIDEO     Hand Fan Museum  A video of the history of the Hand Fan Museum, its founder - Pamela Sher, and of hand fans around the world.

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Hand Fan Museum
A video of the history of the Hand Fan Museum, its founder - Pamela Sher, and of hand fans around the world.