MVHS Dedication of Reed Adobe Plaque

Mill Valley Historical Society Board of Directors and Members, descendants of John Thomas Reed, and City of Mill Valley dignitaries gathered for the dedication of this interpretive plaque which marks the site of the adobe home of John Reed and his family. [click to enlarge ]

Mill Valley Historical Society Board of Directors and Members, descendants of John Thomas Reed, and City of Mill Valley dignitaries gathered for the dedication of this interpretive plaque which marks the site of the adobe home of John Reed and his family. [click to enlarge ]


03 28 2015 Reed Plaque DedicationThanks to all who attended and spoke at the lovely event on Saturday March 28th for the installation of the plaque marking the spot of John Thomas Reed’s 1843 adobe home. Great weather, great speakers, the participation of Reed family members and Miwok descendants, all contributed a moving tribute to the intrepid spirit of those who preceded us. Deep appreciation is due to Betty Goerke whose relentless efforts to mark this aspect of local history have come to fruition! [click first photo below]

 

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Huey Speaks for the Trees
. . . And fish, animals and people too
BY NICOLAS GRIZZLE

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Copyright © 2015 Metro Newspapers. All rights reserved.

 

The March 2015 MVHS First Wednesday Presentation Report

Paul Liberatore - 1The March 2015 Mill Valley Historical Society First Wednesday presentation featured Paul Liberatore. Paul was joined by musician and Mill Valley resident Jimmy Dillon.

Liberatore has worked at the Marin Independent Journal since 1989 and been on the pulse of local and national cultural events. In addition to writing features and columns about the arts, he is considered the foremost historian on Marin County rock ‘n’ roll and pop music history and been among the leaders of a movement to create a museum that honors Marin’s musical contributions. As a guitarist and singer, Liberatore fronted his own band, the Liberators, for many years and performed at the Marin County Fair several times.

Jimmy Dillon is a highly accomplished guitarist who has worked with many of the top names in the music business. He is also a music teacher and started the Blue Star music camp to reach out to a greater number of budding musicians.

Together, Paul and Jimmy charted the evolution of rock music in Mill Valley and beyond in the greater Bay Area. The also played some fantastic music together at the end of the presentation.
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MVHS 1st Wed Speaker: Environmentalist Huey Johnson

MVHS Huey Johnson
MILL VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS:
Environmentalist Huey Johnson
Wednesday, April 1st
Creekside Room – 7:30pm


Drawing on lessons learned from five decades of environmental leadership and preservation, Johnson will offer his views on the next wave of environmental protection, and the need for a new generation of advocates to help shape that wave. Johnson served as California Secretary of Resources under the first Brown Administration and founded the Resource Renewal Institute.

As President of the Nature Conservancy, he was instrumental in conservation victories including the Bolinas Lagoon and Marincello. He founded the Trust for Public Land and The Grand Canyon Trust. His pioneering policies and land acquisitions helped define much of the land trust movement that has flourished over the last three decades.  

Registration highly recommended. Click here to register.

MVHS Dedication of Reed Adobe Plaque

Dedication of Reed Adobe Plaque

Mill Valley Historical Society
Dedication of Reed Adobe Plaque
Corner of La Goma Street & Locke Lane
Sat., March 28, 11:30 AM


John Reed Plaque -2 - CopyPlease join the MVHS, John Reed’s descendants, and Mill  Valley dignitaries for the dedication of this interpretive plaque marking the site of the adobe home of Mill Valley pioneer John Reed.