The Sausalito Historical Society collects and preserves art, artifacts, photographs and printed materials that document Sausalito’s history; provides access to the collection for public and academic research; and develops publications and outreach programs to inspire local interest in Sausalito’s history to educate the visiting public and enrich the community.
"The Sausalito Historical Society is looking for your Sausalito photos of bygone days. We would like to preserve and add to our online collection memories of the past. Please contact the Historical Society if you would like to share.
Alarm Box 314 Donated to Sausalito Historical Society
At the September 20, 2019 “Fire” program at the Sausalito Library, retired fireman Bob Souza explained about the fire alarm boxes that were situated around town, each with a unique number assigned to the neighborhood where the box was located. When an alarm was pulled, a signal was transmitted to the fire station, and a horn, which could be heard all over town, was then blown signaling the number of the box. Lists of the codes were provided to all residents so everyone could know the general location of the alarm.
The town’s firefighters (back in the day largely volunteers) could then respond, with those closest to the fire heading directly to the site, while others farther away would go to the station.
Bob had kept one of those Sausalito boxes - #314 - and donated it to the Sausalito Historical Society. The Fire Box has been located at Caledonia and Bee Street.
Updated of the Construction at the Ice House Plaza
New Pictures from Lion’s Club Work Party
Watch the Slide Show Below:
Ground Breaking at the Ice House Plaza Project
Details of the Ice House Project Developed by SWA
The Ice History Museum was the brainchild of beloved historian and cartoonist, Phil Frank. Following Phil’s death in 2007, Bea Seidler of the Sausalito Foundation took up the cause of building the adjacent Ice House Plaza that Phil had always envisioned. When Bea passed away in 2014, the Sausalito Historical Society stepped in to help the Foundation to complete the project.
Now and Then in Sausalito
3 Exhibit Spaces Feature Historical Displays our History
Exhibit Spaces maintained by the Society feature in depth displays about Sausalito history and include:
The Phil Frank History Research Room
The Downtown Ice House Historical Exhibit
The Historic World War II Marinship Exhibit at the Bay Model.
Open from 10AM to 1PM Wednesday and Saturday.
420 Litho Street, 3rd Floor Sausalito, CA 94965
2019 SHS Board of Directors:
President – Jerry Taylor
Secretary/Admin – Roberta Maloy
Treasurer – Pete Bowes
We are always looking for people who want to be involved with the History of Sausalito and its residents new and old. If you would like to join us, please contact us at the addresses below.
How to Reach the Sausalito Historical Society:
Sausalito Historical Society
420 Litho Street, Sausalito, CA, 94965
P.O. Box 352, Sausalito, CA 94966
Sausalito Ice House Visitors Center & Museum
780 Bridgeway, Sausalito CA 94965
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Additional information about specific Sausalito Historical Society’s Digitized Collections are available in the Museum Online Catalog
The Sausalito Historical Society is a 501(c)3 organization Tax ID # 94-277123