Collections Spotlight: H.L. Tripp’s Top Hat
Hello, I’m Megan from the Museum of Sonoma County and I’m the Collections Registrar here so I care for all of the objects that the Museum owns. And we have over 18,000 objects in our collection. In our collection, we have this lovely top hat. This one has some special history behind it. This top hat if you look inside of it can you see? It says, “H.L. TRIPP” Now, That is the maker of this top hat. Mr. H.L. Tripp Now, would you believe that the first postmaster who worked in this building where the museum is located, was actually Mr. H.L. Tripp. Before he became postmaster in Santa Rosa, he was a haberdasher and made hats for all of the very fine looking men in Santa Rosa.