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“Celebrating 50 Years of American Graffiti” exhibit

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May 18, 2023 to September 3, 2023
every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Cruising The Boulevard, Inc., in collaboration with the Petaluma Museum Association, celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the release of the movie American Graffiti in this exhibit, “Celebrating 50 years of American Graffiti”.

The exhibit explores the filming of the movie (stories, re-enactments, interviews) particularly in Petaluma.  Featured are tributes to the film’s actors who we recently lost.  Excellent photos take you back to 1962 Petaluma featuring drive-in restaurants, car clubs, cruising, and more.  Cruising The Boulevard‘s story (tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit) is also told, including how the organization has distributed over $200,000 in grants to the Petaluma community over the years.  The organization has celebrated the filming of American Graffiti in Petaluma since 2006 with a free downtown car show.