The Jesse Peter Multicultural Museum is a unique institution in that we are one of only 12 museums in the country that is housed in a two year college. Founded in 1939, the Jesse Peter Museum has over 5,000 catalogued items, and over 90% of our collection has been donated by community members like you.
The mission of the Jesse Peter Multicultural Museum is to promote awareness and appreciation for the diverse cultural achievements of human expression in material form, by upholding the highest level of archival care, preservation, and exhibit presentation to the public – who are the united stakeholders of a united cultural heritage.
With only two permanent staff members and a small group of student employees and volunteers, the Jesse Peter Multicultural Museum provides services to over 4,300 visitors per year from the Santa Rosa Junior College and the community at large on a very modest budget. Of these visitors, we host numerous hands-on educational tours to K-12 school groups; helping to educate our future college students.
Our holdings include the renowned Elsie Allen Pomo Basketry Collection; Southwest pottery from world famous artists such as Nampeyo, Maria Martinez, and Lucy Lewis; diverse African sculptures and masks; original serigraphs from the Northwest Coast, and diverse and original artwork from across the globe.
With your support, the Jesse Peter Multicultural Museum can continue to grow and to provide first-rate archival care for our collections, expand our educational programs, and enrich lives with our ever changing exhibits. Thank you for considering a financial contribution to the Jesse Peter Multicultural Museum!