Undated photo of the train depot

Learning something about the history of Mill Valley takes some effort.

During the year, MVHS offers many learning opportunities: listening at the First Wednesday Programs; reading the Annual Review; attending the Annual History Walk.

The “History Of”  button on this website leads to lots of historical information.  The History Room in the Mill Valley Public Library of course offers extensive resources for studying the history of Mill Valley.

A VIGNETTE presents historical facts with clarity and accuracy. Descriptions are brief and usually accompanied by a photo. The learning experience should take only about one or two minutes.

Chuck Oldenburg is the author of more than 300 Vignettes, which you can find below. They also have been collected into two handsome paperback books that you can order online at the:
MVHS Bookstore


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