Beat poets/authors Locke McCorkle and Al Young discuss their Mill Valley connections with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, and Alan Watts.

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.

The First Wednesday talks begin at 7pm and are held in the Mill Valley public library.

These events are free of charge.

Upcoming Speakers

First Wednesday: February – Gregg Sarris: Miwok Stories

First Wednesday: February - Gregg Serris: Miwok Stories Part American Indian, Filipino, and Jewish, Greg Sarris was adopted at birth and raised in both Indian and white families. He is Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton ...