The SS Pomona was integral to the development of the Pacific Coast. The ship connected coastal cities by providing transportation and participating in the coastal trade before it wrecked in Fort Ross Cove in 1908. The existing display of Pomona artifacts in the visitor center is in dire need of conservation, with mold growing on the artifacts and an exhibit case full of dust and spider webs. Further, the visitor center display lacks interpretation of the Pomona and its connection to Fort Ross. The Pomona display needs rehabilitation to ensure proper preservation of the artifacts and to provide a meaningful message to Park visitors. This project will improve the Pomona story at the Fort Ross Visitor Venter. The project will consist of conservation of artifacts currently on display as well as the addition of new exhibit cases, artifacts, interpretive panels, and object labels. The result will be a comprehensive and cohesive exhibit that educates Park visitors on this importance piece of Park history.
California State Parks