Museum Hours Spring 2015 ~ Monday -Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 3:00pm


In our continuous effort to improve our visitor experience, we hope to add interactive activities to as many exhibits as possible. Technology is key to expanding learning by making more of our collection available for viewing. Last semester we temporarily installed an interactive component to a couple of exhibits which were well recieved by visitors of all ages.

In order to achieve our goal we need to acquire the necessary technology to do so.

If you can support the museum, we would like to acquire:


Museum Services

The Jesse Peter Museum houses collections of ethnographic art from throughout the Americas and parts of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Permanent exhibits include the following: Pomo Basketry, Plains and Plateau, Pueblo pottery, and Kachina Figures. There are a number of rotating and temporary exhibits that change on a regular basis to serve the needs of Santa Rosa Junior College classes.

College Curriculum

The museum is a primary resource for multicultural studies in the SRJC curriculum. The exhibits and collections serve as a laboratory for anthropology and Native American studies and provide study materials for other Ethnic Studies and American Cultures courses. Dr. Margaret Bond, Curator of Educational Services, is available to consult with instructors who wish to plan museum-based assignments, with the possibility of museum staff creating special exhibits customized for the curriculum needs of individual instructors.


SRJC College classes can book a visit for any time that is available. Whole class visits must be booked ahead of time to assure that no other events are scheduled during your visit.

K-12 School Visits

Students are always welcome to visit the museum. Teachers are required to call ahead and arrange a time to bring whole classes.

Visits for ELEMENTARY SCHOOL classes are only scheduled on Tuesday or Thursday between 10:00am and 12:00pm. HIGH SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL classes can book a self guided visit for any available time

  • Student attendee is limited to 50
  • All self-guided visits are free of charge
  • Docent led services are available