Bottle Village

The Springs Museum aspires to be, at least in part, a marvelous work of art in the mold of Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village. We feel that obsessively collecting and then assembling artifacts and information from our community is inherently valuable and will result in beauty and a greater knowledge. And it’s really, really fun.


(Not) just another roadside attraction.


New to the Springs Historic Photo Database



1942 War Department aerial photograph of Boyes Hot Springs. The Sonoma Mission Inn is clearly visible. (In the upper left hand corner you can see the Boyes Bath House complex and the baseball field.) There is not much building on Highway 12 south of The Inn. Is this because of the fire of 1923, or was this area just not developed by 1942?

Thanks to Arthur Dawson for this fascinating photo/map.