Hand Fan Museum

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Hand Fan Museum
Established 2002
Location Healdsburg, California
Type Art museum
Director Liz Keeley
President Pamela Sher
Website Official website

The Hand Fan Museum is a museum located in Healdsburg, California, USA.


It opened in 2002 and has a permanent collection of over 2,500 fans spanning the centuries and the myriad styles of fans. Founded by Museum President and FANA Board Member Pamela Sher, the Museum is currently housed on the Hotel Healdsburg Complex, nestled among its other retail shops.

In September 2005, the Museum hosted its first Annual Fan Convention in the California Wine Country to bring Museum members together to celebrate and honor the donation of over 200 fans to the Museum by artist Charlotte C. Stokes of Pennsylvania. The museum is the only Hand Fan Museum in the United States.

In the Spring of 2010, the Museum was moved into the H2hotel building[1] with a connected conference room to conduct lectures and the free Art Program it provides to local schools. The Hand Fan Museum is currently managed by Liz Keeley.


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Coordinates: 38°36′38″N 122°52′15″W / 38.61061°N 122.87091°W / 38.61061; -122.87091