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October 2018

Visions of Marin: George Demont Otis, American Impressionist

October 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
California Room Map & Special Collections Annex, Marin Commons, 1600 Los Gamos, Suite 182
San Rafael, CA United States
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Bayside Acres, San Rafael. Pastel by George Demont Otis We invite you to join us on Monday evening, October 15th at 6:30 pm to enjoy a film by artist & historian Mary Gilardi documenting the life and work of American Impressionist painter George Demont Otis who lived and worked in Kentfield from 1934 until his death in 1961. Otis' paintings capture the beauty of our landscape and, along the way, document our evolving history and geography. Those of you who have been…

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Mill Valley Historical Society’s 41st Annual Members’ Meeting & Potluck Dinner

October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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The Mill Valley Historical Society’s 41st Annual Members’ Meeting & Potluck Dinner featuring Guest Speaker, Betty Goerke “Paradise Lost:  When Indians Lived in Mill Valley” Thursday, October 18, 2018 Mill Valley Community Center Social Hour—6:00 pm (complimentary wine and beer) Dinner—6:45 pm Members’ Meeting—7:30pm Guest speaker—7:45 p.m. We appreciate the following contributions: A-Q:  Main Dish, Side, or Salad R-Z:  Dessert E-mail RSVP by October 15 to info@mvhistory.org or call (415) 388-1953 Please bring your friends and neighbors.  They can join…

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Dipsea Race Foundation for the dedication of the renovation of the second flight of steps

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
2nd Flight Dipsea Stairs, Marion Avenue 37°54'15.2"N 122°33'20.3"W
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Join the Dipsea Race Foundation for the dedication of the renovation of the second flight of steps. 10 AM, Marion Avenue at base of 2nd flight of the Dipsea Stairs

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Richard ”Dick” Jessup Plaque Dedication for the Design of Downtown Depot Plaza

October 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Depot Plaza, 87 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Richard ''Dick" Jessup Plaque Dedication for the Design of Downtown Depot Plaza October 20, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Join us for the celebration as we dedicate a plaque in honor of Richard “Dick” Jessup on October 20, 2018, at 11:00 am in the Depot Plaza. The Mill Valley City Council and the community will recognize Dick Jessup for his 40 years of distinguished service to the City of Mill Valley and generations of families. Mr. Jessup's enduring legacy is the…

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Public Dedication of a Historic Painted Mt. Tamalpais Hikers Trail Map

October 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
34 Miller Avenue, 34 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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A PIECE OF HISTORIC MILL VALLEY RETURNS Announcing a Public Dedication of a Historic Painted Mt. Tamalpais Hikers Trail Map in Downtown Mill Valley on October 20, 2018, 4:00pm The Mill Valley Historical Society, Mill Valley Mayor Stephanie Moulton-Peters and Councilmember Jessica Sloan will unveil the public installation of this 70 year old oversized hiking map. > click to enlarge < The Mill Valley Historical Society announced today that a public dedication of a nearly 70 year old billboard-size historic…

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Kentfield Greenbrae Historical Society Annual Members Meeting

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kent Middle School, 800 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
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Cows in Sausalito? – The history of dairy farming in southern Marin

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Driver’s Market, 200 Caledonia Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Thursday, October 25 @ 7 pm • Free • RSVP at www.driversmarket.com • 200 Caledonia Street, Sausalito 415-729-9582 In the late 1800’s, Marin was the Bay Area’s major supplier of dairy products, and cows were often seen on the streets of Sausalito and grazing on the surrounding hillsides. Into the 1950's, over 40 dairies were active in southern Marin alone, all of them operated by Portuguese immigrants from the Azores and their descendants. Today almost no trace of them remains.…

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November 2018

Nov. First Wed. Event – Ross: A Rich History

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Registration recommended. Click here to register.

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December 2018

December First Wednesday Lecture: Druid Heights – Interpreting an Alternative Lifestyle

December 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Mill Valley Historical Society Talk and Book-signing!

December 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Please join local historian and former MVHS Board Member Chuck Oldenburg as he discusses information from his newly-released book, Mill Valley History Vignettes.  This collection of 150 vignettes is the perfect present for the holiday season.  Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book will be available for sale at this free event. OR you can order the book online HERE $10 for MVHS members / $15 for non-members (cash or checks only - no credit cards please) December 12, 2018…

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February 2019

February First Wed. Talk: The Return of the Heisler No. 9 Locomotive

February 6 @ 7:00 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railroad historian Fred Runner will update us about the restoration and return to Mill Valley of the Heisler No. 9 locomotive.

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Marin History Museum: San Rafael Through Time: As Illustraded and Described In 1884 – Presented by Michelle Sarjeant Kaufman

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
San Rafael Elks Club, 1312 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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$10.00
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March 2019

March 2019 First Wed. Lecture: The Grateful Dead and Marin County with Dennis McNally

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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April 2019

April 2019 First Wed. Talk – Tilden Daken: The Mill Valley Years

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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May 2019

May First Wed Presentation – Cool Gray City of Love – Gary Kamiya

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Getting under San Francisco's skin: A deep dive into the strangest neighborhood in the cool, gray city of love Most American cities used to have skid rows in the heart of downtown. They've all been developed and gentrified out of existence -- but not in San Francisco. Bestselling author Gary Kamiya explores why. Gary Kamiya is the author of the bestselling book Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco, which was awarded the 2013 Northern California Book…

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Ross Historical Society – Mt. Tamalpais: Three Peaks / Old Trails

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marin Art & Garden Center, 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Ross, CA 94957 United States
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$10.00
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MVHS’s Annual Walk into History: Exploring Family Ties

May 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Register HERE for Walk into History: Exploring Family Ties This year's Walk into History takes place on Sunday, May 26.  We've titled it "Exploring Family Ties", telling stories about the residents and business operators in the "Eastland area," the earliest subdivision in Mill Valley bordering on Old Mill Park, especially their connections with other families. The tour route includes the Japanese "colony" on Bernard, historic homes and families on Lovell, and the earliest schools. The Walk starts in the Mill Valley Library's SmartGarden,…

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Games We Used to Play: A Special Event for Children

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Old Mill Park, Throckmorton Avenue and Old Mill Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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>>> You can register for this event below poster <<<

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June 2019

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June 2019 First Wednesday Lecture – Women of the Dipsea Race by Barry Spitz

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT HERE

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July 2019

July First Wednesday Talk: Shipwrecks of Marin with Brian Crawford

July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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