2016 Walk into History – Sunday, May 22
“Walk on the Sunnyside!”
From haunted houses to bodies uncovered during construction work and a spunky girl changing the course of Little League baseball, this year’s Walk into History journeys back into time when speakeasies and taverns populated the streets. Find out about the development of Boyle Park as well as the architects who designed schools, churches and houses as your Walk on the Sunny Side of Mill Valley, the Sunnyside and Buena Vista neighborhoods.
Tours leave from Outdoor Art Club every 15 minutes 9:30am – 4:00 pm. TICKETS HERE or at the door on day of the event. MVHS Members – $15, Non-members – $20, Teens with student ID – $10, Under 10 – Free No strollers. No Dogs.
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.
Locust District – Then and Now
Planes, Trains and Indians
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.
MVHS Store Debuts & 2013 History Walk Guidebook Downloadable
Please check out our brand new online MVHS Store where you can buy current and past copies of our annual publication “Review” and copies of the excellent book “Mill Valley – The Early Years” by Barry Spitz. Soon you will be able to buy online copies of our History Walk DVDs. Check back soon.
The guidebook for the 2013 History Walk, Cascade Canyon Pioneer Families, is now available to read or download from our Guidebook page.
Over 300 participants. Many more than average for past 35 annual history walks.
Perfect weather. Effective publicity. New website received many inquiries. Widespread interest in Cascade Canyon and its pioneer families.
Accolades are due all who worked diligently to make a success of the event.Considerable feedback praising the guides. [click photos to enlarge]