Mill Valley Historical Society proudly presents what has come to be affectionately known as the “First Wednesday” program. On the first Wednesday of each month, we invite a guest speaker to present to MVHS members. Generally, the talks focus on Mill Valley or Bay Area history.
Past speakers and topics have included: Local historian Barry Spitz on the history of the Dipsea Race; railroad historian Richard Torney on the many ways railroads have touched Mill Valley; historian Betty Goerke sharing her expertise on the coastal Miwoks and Chief Marin; beat poets/authors Locke McCorkle and Al Young on their early days of living and writing in Mill Valley with counter-culture icons Jack Kerouac, Alan Watts, Jack Cassady, and Allen Ginsburg.
These events are free of charge. The First Wednesday talks usually begin at 6 pm and are held in the Mill Valley public library.
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First Wednesday Speaker Program Director
Longtime Mill Valley resident and past member of the MVHS Board of Directors Stella Perone returns to her role as program director for the First Wednesday Speaker Series. Stella asks that anyone with ideas for future First Wednesday speakers or programs send her suggestions via our contact email.
Explore Past First Wednesday Lectures
- Past 1st Wed Talks 2017
- Past 1st Wed Talks 2018
- Past 1st Wed Talks 2019
- Past 1st Wed Talks 2020
- Past 1st Wed Talks 2021
- Past 1st Wed Talks 2022
- Past 1st Wed Talks 2023