Crane Melon Barn Dedication and Picnic


August 17, 2019 @ 6:58 pm – 7:58 pm

NSGW Celebration and Summer Fun Picnic.

Saturday August 17th, 2019
Crane Barn and Picnic Grounds
4935 Petaluma Hill Road. Santa Rosa.
$20.00 Donation includes reception, dedication, bar-b-que lunch
and tours of Rick Crane’s agricultural collection / museum.

Brothers of the NSGW,

The NSGW North Bay Parlors invite you to a morning and afternoon celebrating the Native Sons of the Golden West from every corner of California.

Many years ago NSGW parlors in our district would join together to have a summer picnic. We are restarting that tradition on Saturday August 17th and would like your help in doing so. To honor the NSGW all profits will be split evenly between the Charitable Foundation and the Historical Preservation Foundation.

This celebration will include three events:

10:30am – 11:45am Tours of the Richard Crane Agricultural Collection / Museum and reception.
(Hosted by Richard Crane and the NSGW Parlors)

12:00pm – 12:30pm The dedication of the Crane Family Melon Barn.
(Hosted by Nicasio Parlor# 183)

1:00pm – 2:30pm Bar-B-Que lunch, games, and raffle.
(Hosted by Fairfax Parlor #307)

2:30pm Additional tours of the Crane Agricultural Collection / Museum (If there is demand)

This event is open to all members of the Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West , with potential members, friends and family invited and welcome.

We need volunteers from all the north bay Parlors to help with this event. There will be a host of Crane family members, media and local big wigs in attendance. We want to make a good impression on them and honor the legacy of the Crane Family.

Reservations are needed as this is the first time we are putting on this event.
Please do not wait until the last minute.
Contact: Kris Nelson (707) 332-2376 Call or Text /
Russ Knudsen (415) 717-0026 Call or Text /