Mill Valley Historical Society

Ivan Poutiatine: My Volunteering Life in Mill Valley

Join Ivan Poutiatine as he speaks about his experiences in city government in the 1970’s, and later as a member of the Board of Directors of Marin Theatre Company. Ivan Poutiatine has been a volunteer in Mill Valley since he moved here in 1965, as a young architect. He followed his parents’ admonition that “one…

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First Wednesday: Bill Champlin: Mill Valley Music & Then Some!

Wednesday, November 4th |7:30pm Join us for a wonderful evening of history, stories and music with Bill Champlin. Singer, guitarist, keyboard player, arranger, producer, songwriter and Mill Valley native Bill Champlin will talk about his early days growing up in Mill Valley and the local roots that contributed to his musical development.   The Opposite Six, Champlin’s…

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Reed Grist Mill Stones Dedication at OAC

Who knew? The gristmill stones in the garden of the Outdoor Art Club are probably the oldest historical artifacts in Mill Valley, dating from mid-19th century rancho life in the Mexican territory of Alta California! Found on the property of Irish-born “Californio” John T. Reed’s adobe home site near what is now Locke and LaGoma…

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August 2015 First Wednesday Program – History of Tamalpais Valley

Presented by Lissa McKee A 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…

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MVHS Dedication of Reed Adobe Plaque

Thanks 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…

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