Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Beatnik Word-Jazz Party

The Sausalito Historical Society presents an evening of jazz, Libations, food, & poetry to celebrate its new exhibit:

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A Sausalito Renaissance

Dust off your beret & join the Sausalito Historical Society for an evening of Jazz, wine, beer, bongos, coffee & poetry to celebrate the opening of its latest exhibit November 20th, at the Bay Model:

The Sausalito Renaissance & the Birth of Mid-Century Modern in Sausalito. 
The Artists, Poets & Impresarios of the Late 1940s

One drink and all food is included with your ticket. Additional drinks will be available for purchase.Drinks will include wine, beer, Irish coffees, and Firehouse coffee drinks.

We will have a "word jazz" poetry reading beginning at 7:30, and music scattered through the evening.

Be Hip, put on your black turtleneck, trim that goatee, and be cool. It’s time for a beatnik party. Word Jazz! Poetry! Wine! Eats! Split your pad, fire up your lead sled and come to the Firehouse. Lets have a swinging time. You Dig?

FAQs

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 21 or older to attend.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Lot #4 on the bay side of Bridgeway between Johnson and Ensign St, is FREE after 6pm

Parking is free between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. at a metered space

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Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

The “Sausalito Renaissance” & the Birth of Mid-Century Modern in Sausalito: The Artists, Poets & Impresarios of the Late 1940s

Opening Reception Saturday 12/1/2018 1pm to 3pm

WWII ended in 1945, the upheaval that transformed the sleepy town of Sausalito to an industrial factory for the war effort was winding down.  It was after the war when men, especially, were out of fulfill some of their dreams and regain lost time. The men and women who had fought to overcome tyranny abroad now sought to created lives with renewed purpose.

Aspiring artists, writers and musicians began returning home and enrolled in schools with the help of the G.I. Bill.  Sausalito was having a Renaissance in the late 1940's. This exhibit focuses on those local poets, artists, impresarios, and makers.

Exhibit is open

Tuesday-Saturday

9 am - 4 pm

Exhibit runs from

November, 20

To

January, 27

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Sterling Hayden, the Man, the Legend

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Sterling Hayden (1916-1986) was a Hollywood actor, author, and sailor. Sausalito became Sterling's part-time home beginning in the early 1960s. In his later years, Sterling was a common sight in downtown Sausalito and along the waterfront with his long beard and walking stick.

Sterling’s film credits include Doctor StrangeloveThe KillingThe Asphalt Jungle, and The Godfather. His memoir “Wanderer” is still in print, fifty-five years after it was first published.

Please join the Sausalito Library and the Sausalito Historical Society as we celebrate a unique Sausalito character with film clips, readings, and reminiscences from some of the local people who knew him. Friday, October 26,2018 at the Sausalito Library, 420 Litho Street.

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Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

“The Sausalito That Never Was” Opening Gala

The SHS Exhibit Room in Sausalito’s City Hall now features: “The Sausalito That Never Was”.  

Of course the still-born Marincello will be a big part of the story, but we’d like to tell you some things that maybe you don’t know about what might have happened here.  Scroll below for some examples.

The exhibit opened on September 20, 2018, celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Sausalito in 1893 as part of the monthly Sausalito Chamber of Commerce Mixer Meetings.

Here are some of the things that "Never Were":

A Library on the Bay?

  Aaron Green Associates - Project: Sausalito Main Library    Aaron G. Green Associates, Inc.   The unexecuted Main Public Library was located to be located in downtown Sausalito and placed within a dramatic site at the water's edge of Richardson Bay ...

Aaron Green Associates - Project: Sausalito Main Library

Aaron G. Green Associates, Inc.

The unexecuted Main Public Library was located to be located in downtown Sausalito and placed within a dramatic site at the water's edge of Richardson Bay ...

A BART Station on the north side of Sausalito?

 1956 BART Masterplan with stations in Marin

1956 BART Masterplan with stations in Marin

A Castle in the Hills

 William Randolph Hearst Castle Home in Sausalito by Julia Morgan

William Randolph Hearst Castle Home in Sausalito by Julia Morgan

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Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Field Trip to the Ferry Boat Sausalito

Sausalito in Antioch ?

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Ferry Boat Sausalito 

Yes, it is true.  The beautiful ferry Sausalito, launched in 1894, was retired from active duty in 1932.  After the “walking-beam” engine and boilers were removed, she was rescued from further degradation by the Sportsmen Yacht Club in Antioch.  She was towed into the marsh in Antioch where she was converted to a clubhouse, and lovingly maintained through the years. 

On a foggy night, November 30 1901, the Sausalito struck the San Rafael off of Alcatraz.  Jack London may have witnessed the accident from a boarding house in Sausalito, or, since it was foggy, he probably got the details from the crew members; and he may have used the incident as an inspiration for the opening Chapters in his famous 1904 novel “The Sea Wolf”.  Amazon’s pitch for the book quotes Ambrose Bierce!  But, I digress. 

Join the SHS on a field trip to Antioch this summer.  You can learn more about the real “life or death” story from 1901.  You can “experience” travel from the gilded age on into the railroad-ferry commute from Marin to San Francisco before the Golden Gate Bridge. What a great way to celebrate Sausalito’s 125th Birthday..

Details Click Here

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May
11
7:00 PM19:00

No Name Bar Stories; Opening Gala

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No Name Bar Stories. The Sausalito Historical Society invites you to a special program at the Sausalito Library celebrating the "wonder years" of the No Name Bar from 1959-1975. The event on Friday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. will feature a welcome from Neil Davis, former owner of the No Name Bar, and stories from bar patrons and staff. Speakers will include Greg Baker, Margo St. James, George McDonald, Steve McNamara, Michael Stepanian, Ian Swift, and Dana Upton. The program will be followed by the grand opening of "No Name Bar: The Wonder Years 1959-1974" in the Exhibit Room of the Sausalito Historical Society. The exhibit will feature photos and memorabilia from the No Name Bar.


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"I how inherited the no name" by Neil Davis:

Neil Davis in March 2018 documented the how he inherited the "No Name" bar in Sausalito.

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A Tribute to Larry Moyer
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

A Tribute to Larry Moyer

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Larry Moyer was a fixture on the Sausalito waterfront for more than forty years. An artist, filmmaker, photographer, raconteur, and close friend of Shel Silverstein, Larry spent his last years living on Shel’s old houseboat, Evil Eye. Larry passed away in 2016 at the age of 92.

This special program will feature clips of interviews and performances, along with a scene from Larry’s 1963 beatnik classic, The Moving Finger. Larry’s good friend and fellow Sausalitan Kayla Kahn will introduce the program, and there will be time for the audience to share stories after the screening. 

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Sausalito Seekers
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Sausalito Seekers

 Saul Rouda   

Saul Rouda   

One of the filmmakers behind the classic Sausalito waterfront story Last Free Ride, Saul Rouda filmed the tribulations of the houseboat community from 1968 to 1984. In his latest film project, Sausalito Seekers, Saul takes Sausalito's story a little deeper, flushing out the nasty and the sublime and touching on the existential, with help from Joe Tate, Bill Kirsch, Larry Moyer, Shel Silverstein, and a large supporting cast. This program will also feature the short film Waldo Point, along with several resurrected film portraits of the "good old days.”

Saul will be with us to introduce the films and answer questions. (2017, 69 minutes)

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Paying the Price for Peace
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Paying the Price for Peace

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The series continues with an award-winning film edited by Sausalito storyteller Susan Utell and directed and produced by Bo Boudart. Through the life and times of Air Force veteran S. Brian Willson, Paying the Price for Peace tells the story of a world-wide anti-war movementto expose the truth about the United States’ addiction to war.

The filmis narrated by Peter Coyote, with appearances by Martin Sheen, Daniel Ellsberg, and many other peace activists and veterans. Susan Utell will answer questions from the audience after the film.  (2016, 97 minutes)

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Turning the Tide: Saving Richardson Bay
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Turning the Tide: Saving Richardson Bay

Through interviews, archival photographs and video, Turning the Tide tells the story of a pivotal event in the history of Richardson Bay: the dramatic community effort to block a massive, 2000-home development called “Reeds Port.” The film also covers the rescue and transport of the Lyford House and the story of Rose Verrall, Tiburon’s “Goat Lady,” who donated the valuable land which now serves as the site for the house and the Richardson Bay Audubon Center.

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Filmmaker David Gotz will be on hand to answer questions after the screening. (2006, 60 minutes)

 

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 Gala Fundraiser & Celebration Honoring the 125th Anniversary of the City of Sausalito
Jan
16
5:00 PM17:00

Gala Fundraiser & Celebration Honoring the 125th Anniversary of the City of Sausalito


‘The Place…SAUSALITO
 

What brought  movie stars such as Orson, Rita, Jimmy, Chevy, Goldie, Woody, Matt, Robin and Debbie  to Sausalito? 

The Sausalito Historical Society's Annual Gala will show and tell you about the many movies made in Sausalito.  Jan Wahl, movie critic & radio commentator and Sausalito Librarian Abbot Chambers will present highlights from a variety of movies and other venues filmed in and around Sausalito, including The Lady from Shanghai.

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