The 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 begin at 7pm and are held in the Mill Valley public library or held virtually during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Group photo from left to right front row is on the far left, slightly bent over is musician David Getz , Debra Schwartz and Doug Ferguson. Back row from left to right Huey Johnson, Martin Griffen, Robert Preatzel, musician/singer Darby Gould and musician Chris Smith. ©2020 Mill Valley Historical Society