The History of the Marin Art & Garden Center

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Our friends at the Ross Historical Society present “The History of the Marin Art & Garden Center” on Friday, September 18, at 11:00 am in the Livermore Pavilion at M.A.G.C.

The Moya Library and Ross Historical Society’s Annual Meeting will feature a presentation commemorating the 70th anniversary of M.A.G.C. A new MAGC history booklet prepared by Moya/RHS Board Member Bob Battersby will be available.
Includes a special drawing, and luncheon will follow. Reservation deadline for lunch is September 11th. Please mail $45.00 payment to Moya-RHS, P.O. Box 437, Ross 94957. If you’re attending only the presentation, the $10.00 fee may be paid at the door.
Questions? Call Ruth Barton, 415-461-1972 moya-rhs.org

August 2015 First Wednesday Program – History of Tamalpais Valley

Tam Valley brochure cover-2Presented by Lissa McKee
Lissa McKeeA fifth generation Californian with an MA in History, I have worked for 35 years as an environmental planner and public historian.  I have lived in Tamalpais Valley since 1991.  Thanks to the input from various neighbors, acquaintances and local historians as well as investigations of archival material I will present an overview of the varied layers of Tamalpais Valley history, from Miwok homeland to  hunting preserve, cattle range, dairy ranch, real estate development, and neighbor to the Golden gate recreation Area. [click photos to enlarge] Click HERE for event details.
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2015 “Walk into History” was a huge success!

Some of the 2015 38th Annual  Mill Valley Historical Society's "Back into History" Tour guides - click to enlarge

Some of the 2015 38th Annual  Mill Valley Historical Society’s “Back into History” Tour guides – click to enlarge


What a Super group of Guides! Thanks to each and every one of you who worked so hard to make this a wonderful and memorable experience for our Walkers.

Growing up on the West Peak of Mt. Tamalpais: Interview with Lisa and Madelyn Byrne

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Thank you very much to the very talented and generous photographer and filmmaker Gary Yost for sharing his short film interview of two of the six Byrne sisters who lived at the Air Force Station on Mt. Tamalpais’s East Peak from 1957 to 1959. These daughters of the station commander, Commander Byrne, allow a glimpse into this slice of Cold War history, and the inclusion of their 16mm home movies brings to life the sometimes surreal irony of childhood in the shadow of the radome overlooking the entire Bay Area. The wonderful photo here beautifully illustrates this in the form of six darling girls in their Easter dresses and bonnets, hands in prayer, with the radome in the background. Please enjoy the video HERE and feel free to share!