Greg Sarris October First Wednesday Program is Canceled – Rescheduled to Feb’2018

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We’re sorry to report we’ve had to reschedule Greg Serras’s Oct. First Wed presentation to Feb, 7th, 2018.  Unfortunately, with this short notice it means we won’t have an Oct. presentation. Apologies for the inconvenience.

First Wednesday Event – The History of Camp Tamalpais


WEDNESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 6
MILL VALLEY LIBRARY – 7:00PM


In 1908 a subdivision of tiny lots on the steep flanks of a redwood canyon in Homestead Valley attracted campers from San Francisco. Camp Tamalpais had a swimming pool, city water, sanitation facilities, and a large fireplace for cooking. Hikers could access trails to Muir Beach and Mt. Tamalpais. San Franciscans escaped the summer fog for a weekend or longer. Oldenburg will also discuss Three Groves and Stolte Grove, both now public parks in nearby redwoods.

Oldenburg has lived in Homestead Valley since 1963. He has been president of the Homestead Valley Community Association and the Homestead Valley Land Trust. Since 2000, his articles on Homestead Valley history have appeared monthly in the Homestead Headlines and his Vignettes are published in the Mill Valley Herald.

Registration recommended. Click here to register.

August First Wednesday Program: “MARIN COUNTY RAILROAD TUNNELS”


“MARIN COUNTY RAILROAD TUNNELS”
RICHARD TORNEY

WEDNESDAY,  AUGUST 2
 MILL VALLEY LIBRARY – 7:00PM

Please join us to hear from one of MVHS’s favorite speakers, Marin historian Richard Torney. A lifelong resident of Marin County and fourth generation California native, Richard has long been interested in railroads, and his illustrated presentations focusing on the local railroad tunnels have been popular all over Marin. Richard has generously agreed to appear in Mill Valley, to satisfy railroad enthusiasts in Marin County.

Stories, questions and memories of our local railroad tunnels abound, so please bring yours to share during the question and answer session which will follow Richard’s presentation.

Richard is the Historian for the Moya del Pino Library/Ross Historical Society; a member of the Kentfield/Greenbrae Historical Society Board of Directors; Program Coordinator for MWPRRHS Whistlestop; and a docent for the Mt. Tamalpais Gravity Car Barn.

Registration recommended.  Click here to register.

July First Wednesday Lecture – Mega-floods & Mega-droughts: A Long-Term History Of Climate Change In California

MILL VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS
MEGAFLOODS & MEGADROUGHTS A LONG-TERM HISTORY OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN CALIFORNIA
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5TH | MILL VALLEY LIBRARY – 7:00PM

Join UC Berkeley Earth and Planetary Science Professor B. Lynn Ingram and Dr. Frances Malamud- Roam, currently Senior Environmental Planner at the Army Corps of Engineers, as they discuss the long-term history of climate change in California and the West. Their fascinating book, The West Without Water: What Past Floods, Droughts, And Other Clues Tell Us About Tomorrow, describes past “megafloods” and “megadroughts” in California over the past several thousand years. The worst historical flood, the 1861 “megaflood,” left the Central Valley and Sacramento submerged in up to ten feet of water for months, and low-lying regions of the Bay Area, including Mill Valley, experienced severe flooding. Yet this momentous event is virtually forgotten by modern residents of the West.
Prepare to be “blown away” as Professors Ingram and Malamud-Roam take us on an atmospheric journey through time and space and remind us of how important it is to prepare for change.
Registration recommended. Visit the Reference Desk to register.
For more information, call (415) 389-4292 x3 or visit millvalleylibrary.org
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