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.  


SHS Celebrates Sausalito's Portuguese Heritage... Marinship75 Style

Members of the Sausalito Historical Society marching in the 2017 IDESST Festa Parade.. This year Sausalito is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the start of the Marinship shipbuilding project during World War II so the Society members were dressed in Marinship outfits and carried the Marinship banner. Photo Courtesy of Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center


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:  Marinship75 The Ships We Built
Exhibit ends  September 2017

 


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

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:

Jerry Taylor, President
Dana Whitson, Vice President, Fundraising, Ice House Liaison
Sharon Seymour, Secretary, Collections Management, IT, Docents, Accessions Liaison, Catalog Dig. Liaison
Jim Meyer, Treasurer, Finance

Susan Frank, Schools Program
Mary Ann Griller, Newsletter Liaison
Bill Kirsch, Exhibits, Facilities
Steefenie Wicks, Public Relations Liaison
Eric Tourney. Documentarian


Committees:

Accessions, Rick Seymour
Newsletter, Larry Clinton
Ice House Museum & Visitor Center, Dana Whitson
Membership, Open
Events, Open

 

We are always looking for peope 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

415-289-4117

email:  info@sausalitohistoricalsociety.com


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