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Aug
23
Sat
2014
Heritage Day: China Camp State Park @ China Camp State Park
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

China Camp 1
“Heritage Day: China Camp State Park”

Community Collaboration
Local environmental, cultural, and historical groups – including
the Marin History Museum – will set up educational displays
during this all-day event sponsored by the Friends of China
Camp. Please join the community in celebration of Chinese-
American heritage, seafaring culture, and the natural history of
our beautiful park.
Musical and dance performances ~ including Lion Dancers and
Chinese folk dancers. 20% of all arts and crafts sales will be
donated to the Friends of China Camp.
The Grace Quan, a replica Chinese junk, is docked offshore,
along with other historic boats.
For more information, go to www.friendsofchinacamp.org
Location: China Camp State Park
Fee : Fee-free
Parking : $5
Shuttle parking at Ranger Station

Aug
24
Sun
2014
Boyd Park: A History @ Boyd Gate House
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

1880-gatehouseneg250“Boyd Park: A History”
Walking Tour
Guided by Marin historian, Marcie Miller
Starting from the steps of the Boyd Gate House, the Marin History
Museum leads a scenic uphill hike through Boyd Park to San
Rafael Hill’s aqua fir trees. Hear stories of the construction of
Boyd Park – quite a feat back in the day – the grounds’ late 1800s
Victorian use, and the dangers and accidents on such a property.
Also included will be discussion about the careful selection of the
park’s botanical plants. And of course, we’ll share an incredible,
rarely seen view of the town of San Rafael.
Location: Boyd Gate House, 1125 B Street at Mission Avenue, downtown San Rafael
Fee: $10

Sep
4
Thu
2014
Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast @ Marin Civic Center Library, Room 427
Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast Book
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 12pm

Library Branch California Room, Civic Center

Join architectural historian Mark Anthony Wilson for an illustrated talk and book-signing on Frank Lloyd Wright’s West Coast buildings.

Join architectural historian Mark Anthony Wilson for an illustrated talk and book-signing on Frank Lloyd Wright’s West Coast buildings. Mr. Wilson’s new book documents 38 structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright from 1909 to 1959 from Seattle to Southern California. These include well-known structures such as the Marin County Civic Center, the Hollyhock House in Los Angeles as well as lesser-known gems such as the 1909 Stewart House near Santa Barbara.
Followed by a Q & A and a book-signing with author Mark Wilson and photographer Joel Puliatti.
The book will be available for purchase at a 10% discount price of $50 which includes tax. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Library.
Payment by cash or check only.
If you have any questions about this free program, please call the California Room at 415-473-7419.

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Steve Potts – May 7, 2014
Mill Valley Historical Society


May’s First Wednesday event was a great success. Mountain biking pioneer and Mill Valley native Steve Potts delivered a very thoughtful and engaging presentation to a full house.

In addition to talking about the development of mountain biking he covered much more. Using entertaining stories he talked about growing up in Mill Valley, his travels and discovering his passion for creating and building things – in particular bicycles. That passion steeled him to build a business over the last 40 years that he obviously loves.

Steve Potts
Throughout the discussion he offered many life lessons about work, raising a family and giving back to the community. And perhaps most importantly he reminded us of how lucky we are to live where we do.

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