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May 2018

2018 MVHS Walk Into History – Mill Valley Grows Up

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mill Valley Lumber Yard, 129 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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   RESERVE YOUR SPOTS NOW THEN PAY FOR YOUR TICKETS AT THE LUMBER YARD BEFORE YOUR TOUR REGISTER HERE

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June 2018

ALESI – The Life, Death and Discovery of an Ancestor

June 1 @ 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

Attached find the flyer for presentation and luncheon for the Ross historical Society. The guest speaker Dr. Isaiah Nengo and his crew found a nearly intact 13 million old infant skull of what could be an ancestor of all apes and humans.

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A Marin History Museum Walking Tour

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Boyd Gate House, 1125 B Street
San Rafael, California 94901
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$10.00
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June First Wednesday Program – Jack London: Man of Adventure, Fame, and Controversy with Lou Leal

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Jack London, known most for writing The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and the short story, “To Build a Fire,” actually lived a life that was as interesting as his published works. Lou Leal takes a look at London’s life of adventure, his struggles to become a writer, and his life beyond writing. Lou will cover the myths and controversies that surrounded London during his life and after his death, including his drinking, the Wolf House fire, and his early death.…

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Marin Revealed Through Historic Maps

June 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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July 2018

Precursor to the NWP- The San Francisco & North Pacific Railroad from 1870-1906

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
San Rafael Elks Club, 1312 Mission Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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Free
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August 2018

August 2018 – First Wednesday Talk – Recovering from the Depression

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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September 2018

September 2018 First Wednesday Talk – Of Marsh and Men

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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The Railroad that Started Tiburon (Part 2!) with Phil Cassou & Phil Maslin of the Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Corinthian Yacht Club, 43 Main Street
Tiburon, CA 94920 United States
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Free

This talk was a sell-out in fall 2015! Since then, our speakers have unearthed even more stories, legends, and photos about Tiburon's railroad history and the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Spanish explorers named Punta de Tiburón in 1775. One hundred years later, due to its proximity to San Francisco, Point Tiburon became a major railroad and ferry terminus. In 1884, Peter Donahue, Irish immigrant and industrial tycoon, extended the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad to Tiburon, with a ferry fleet to provide faster passenger and freight service between San Francisco and northern California.…

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October 2018

October First Wednesday Talk: Mill Valley’s Golden Age of Rock and Roll

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Richie Unterberger has been writing about little-known and well-known rock and popular music of all kinds for more than 25 years. He regularly presents events featuring rare rock films in the San Francisco Bay area and elsewhere, at public libraries and other venues. These include the main public libraries of San Francisco, Seattle, Portland Oregon, and San Jose, as well as the Andy Warhol Museum and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Organizations interested in having him present such…

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Visions of Marin: George Demont Otis, American Impressionist

October 15 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kent Middle School, 800 College Avenue
Kentfield, CA 94904
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Free
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Cows in Sausalito? – The history of dairy farming in southern Marin

October 25 @ 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 @ 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 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Chuck Oldenburg reflects on his life in Homestead Valley.

Mill Valley Historical Society Talk and Book-signing!

December 12 @ 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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