About The Sausalito Historical Society


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."

Ice House Plaza Project Entering Final Stages


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.

We’re now nearing our goal of $320,000 in community donations to build the Plaza….

Your generous tax deductible contribution to the Sausalito Foundation will make it a happen in 2018!

Phil Frank Exhibit 

Exhibit Spaces maintained by the Society feature in depth displays about Sausalito history:

  • The Phil Frank History Research Room
  • The Downtown Ice House Historical Exhibit
  • The Historic World War II Marinship Exhibit at the Bay Model.

Current Exhibit:  "No Name Bar: The Wonder Years 1959-1974" Opens May 11, 2018


1610 AM Radio Sausalito

Radio Sausalito 1610AM offers a monthly program, "Sausalito's Secret History" by the Historical Society. 

From gangsters to bordellos, Sausalito has seen its share of incidents and characters over 240 years of existence. Join host Larry Clinton for colorful glimpses into Sausalito’s Secret History.

You’ll learn about the Hearst Castle that was never built, streets which are forever underwater, and how an entire shipyard sprung up here in four months.

Whether you’re a lifetime resident or a curious visitor, you’ll enjoy learning about this special little city by the bay.

Past "Sausalito's Secret History" podcast are available at at Radio Sausalito's web site .

 Opening of Marinship75 Exhibit Photo Courtesy of Marin IJ

Opening of Marinship75 Exhibit
Photo Courtesy of Marin IJ

Lectures, Exhibits and Events are periodically hosted by the Society. 

Recent Exhibits include:

  •      Remembering Shel Silverstein
  •      Al Sybrian Exhibit
  •      Marinship - the Place, The Peope

Recent Lectures include:

  •      Sausalito Ferry Tales
  •      History of Caledonia Street
  •      Twisted Vines Book Review

Announcement of these events are made to members by mail as well as this web site's Events page.

Board of Directors:

President – Jerry Taylor

Secretary/Admin – Roberta Maloy

Treasurer – Pete Bowes

Directors at large – Lauri Flynn, Nick Roby, Barbara Rycerski, Nora Sawyer, James Scriba, Steefenie Wicks


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 City Hall

Sausalito Historical Society
420 Litho Street, Sausalito, CA, 94965

P.O. Box 352, Sausalito, CA 94966


email:  info@sausalitohistoricalsociety.com



Sausalito Ice House Visitors Center & Museum

780 Bridgeway, Sausalito CA 94965


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