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April – June 2014
The San Anselmo Historical Society
Annual Meeting and Program
Author Lucia Howard will present an illustrated talk on Bay Area Brown Shingle homes. The works of such noted architects as Ernest Coxhead, Bernard May-beck, Julia Morgan, and Willis Polk will be shown and discussed. Highlighted will be three beautiful brown shingles in
Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
San Anselmo Town Council Chambers
525 San Anselmo Avenue
Shingle Style: Living in San Francisco’s Brown Shingles
by Lucia Howard and David Weingarten will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served after the program.
The 2014 Mill Valley historical society will be hosting the annual Walk Into History on Sunday, May 25th, 2014.
As is tradition, the walk will take place in 15-minute intervals from 9:30 am until 3:00 pm. The walk will “begin” at the Outdoor Art Club. Begin is the operating word, because the walk will actually take place a mile away in the Locust District.
Sign ups will take place at the Outdoor art club and the walkers will immediately board a shuttle bus. The shuttle bus will carry the walkers to the Marin Theater, across the street from the 2 a.m. club and Joes Taco lounge. Here is where the walk BEGINS.
There will be many businesses and homes covered in the walk, as well as stories and anecdotes about the development of the surrounding neighborhood.
Two highlights of the walk will be the stops that point out the birthplace of “Chief Marin”, as well as the one time location of the first European adobe home of Mill Valley. (The home of the John Reed family – same John Reed who built the MILL of Mill Valley) The third highlight of the walk will be a colorful story and pointing out of the location where an early bi-plane (1911) “crash landed” in the barren Locust district. Look soon for the walk poster, which will highlight these three mentioned elements of the walk.
Mill Valley Historical Society member and former Mill Valley Herald columnist Joyce Kleiner (“Civics Lessons”) will be speaking about her new book Legendary Locals of Mill Valley (released in May 2014, Arcadia Publishing). Legendary Locals of Mill Valley tells the stories of just some of the many people whose contributions or experiences have played a role in making modern Mill Valley what it is. The book covers a broad range of people, from Chief Marin of the Coastal Miwok, and early land settlers such as John Reed and William Richardson, to Rita Abrams and her famous song “Mill Valley,” and toilet seat guitar artist Charlie Deal. Joyce will tell some of these tales, as well as describe her own journey in seeking out these stories.
♦ Joyce Kleiner will be available at 7p.m. to greet people and to sign books.
♦ Please be aware that this June “First Wednesday” program is happening on the First Tuesday due to another event in the neighborhood!
About Joyce Kleiner:
Joyce’s column “”Civics Lessons” ran in the Mill Valley Herald from 2007 to 2012, and she remains a guest contributor for the newspaper. Her columns and essays have also been featured in the Marin Independent Journal, Ross Valley Reporter, Novato Advance, Mill Valley Patch, the literary journal Dos Passos Review, and the Mill Valley Historical Society Review magazine (2013 and 2014). Legendary Locals of Mill Valley is her first book.