Dec
4
2:00 pm14:00

MICROBES: Keys to Our Health & The Health of the Planet

With Dr. Ted Schettler, science director at the Environment Health Network

Dennis Dierks, Paradise Valley farmer propagating microbes for biodiversity

Dr. Sadja Greenwood, physician and writer, consultant

John Hedlund, founder & CEO Biodinami, an international agronomy & soil science company  

Moderated by Steve Heilig, healthcare ethicist, epidemiologist, and environmentalist 

Join us for a lively conversation on the essential role of microbes in the health of the soil and the planet. Learn about soil microbes from Bolinas farmer Dennis Dierks who has been harvesting and growing beneficial local microbes and treating the soil and the plants on his organic farm for over 20 years with amazing results. Dr. Ted Schettler,  will bring us up to date on the role of microbes in our guts and how they affect our body's health, our emotions, and our minds. Hear from Dr. Sadja Greenwood, a practitioner in the field, about supporting your gut biome and eating nutrient-dense foods that come from healthy soils. John Hedlund, founder and CEO Biodinami, an international agronomy and soil science company will share his pioneering research. 


Nov
26
8:00 am08:00

7th ANNUAL BOLINAS MUSEUM 2-MILE TURKEY TROT

Saturday, November 26th / 8 AM Registration / 9 AM Race

$15 ages 18 & up | $10 ages 10-17 | Ages 9 & under Free

This fun, family-friendly, all age 2-mile walk-trot-run is now a post-Thanksgiving tradition! Race begins at the Bolinas Post Office and ends at the Bolinas Museum where prizes, Parkside Bakery donuts, and Blood Mary's will be waiting! Dogs welcome!

 

Co-sponsored by 2-Mile Surf Shop and Parkside Cafe and Bakery

Oct
1
Oct 2

"Visions of Marin" Opening Reception

The Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society (KGHS) would like to warmly invite you to join us at the opening reception of the "Visions of Marin" art exhibit at the College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery on October 1, 2 - 4 PM.

The beauty of Marin County landscapes, depicted in the plein air artistry of renowned American artist, George Demont Otis (1879-1962), will be on display at the College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery from October 1 - 27, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. We hope you can join us for this special opening reception event. If possible, please also share the reception and exhibit info with your members.

Background to the exhibit:

In 1932, after traversing the United States, painting in 35 states and working as a Hollywood film designer and a professional baseball pitcher, Otis discovered his Eden in the beauty of Mt. Tamalpais and the rolling hills of Marin. Otis and his wife, Clara Van Tine, built a house on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Kentfield, crafting a showcase for their many artistic creations. Twenty-five of Otis’ paintings, treasured for their color and spontaneity, will be featured in the COM exhibition that is being hosted in partnership with the Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society (www.kghs.org).

Sep
10
12:00 pm12:00

24th Annual Bolinas Museum Benefit Art Auction

Join us for our largest and most important fundraiser of the year

and one of West Marin's most highly regarded events!


Live music by High Tide Collective
Wines Courtesy Idell Family Vineyards
Catering by Pamela Ferrari

This fun-filled evening begins with a social cocktail hour before the main event -- the live auction with master auctioneer Mark Buell presiding!

Featuring art generously donated by a diverse selection of Coastal Marin and Bay Area artists and galleries, there is sure to be something for everyone!
The silent auction also includes many unique experiences and offerings from Marin and beyond.

Following the auction, enjoy exceptional locally--sourced fare and lively music under the stars
during the post auction party!

Please join us in collecting the art of Coastal Marin and more! 

Your generous support benefits both the Bolinas Museum and our outstanding artistic community.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

HERE

or call (415) 868-8809

Early Bird Tickets Through August 26

$100 Members / $125* General Admission

August 27 - September 9

$125 Members / $150* General Admission

Auction Day, September 10

$150 at the door for all

Members

A special email with your code to access discounted member priced tickets
is being sent separately. Check your inbox! 

Don't forget to RSVP by August 26 to take advantage of Early Bird tickets! 

LIVE AUCTION ARTISTS

Sharon Beals | Pegan Brooke | Charlie Callahan | Squeak Carnwath | Russell Chatham | Ron Church | Christin Coy | Curtis Fields | Jon Francis | Benicia Gantner | David Lance Goines | Michael Gregory | Elia Haworth | Lloyd Kahn | Tom Killion | Michael Knowlton | Richard Lindenberg | Chrystal Liu | Jay Nelson| Barry McGee | Arthur Okamura | Barbara Ravizza | Clare Rojas | Michael Sell | Rob Setrakian | Richard Shaw | Whiting Tennis | Dieter Tremp | Valentin Popov | Mary Wagstaff | Wanxin Zhang | Chris Whitefield | Ido Yoshimoto | & others!

 

Aug
15
11:30 am11:30

“B Street Saloons of the 1800s”

A Historic Walking Tour presented by The Marin History Museum

B Street San Rafael

B Street San Rafael

WHEN: August 20, 2016      1 0:00am ~ Saturday

WHERE: Meet at the entrance to Boyd      Park at the top of B St., San Rafael

ADMISSION:      $10 suggested donation

QUESTIONS:      415-849-8819 or info@marinhistory.org

Guided by Marin historian Marcie Miller Marin History Museum Volunteer

Starting from the steps of its Boyd Gate House at the top of B Street, the Marin History Museum leads a scenic walk through the historic buildings of downtown San Rafael. Participants will be amused and amazed by stories about the people, places and events that were critical in shaping the city of San Rafael, Marin’s county seat.

Please join us on Saturday, August 20. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. No reservation required.

Marin History Museum, POB 150727, San Rafael, CA 94915

May
22
9:30 am09:30

MV Historical Society 39th Annual Walk

  • Outdoor Art Club

From haunted houses to bodies uncovered during construction work and a spunky girl changing the course of Little League, this year's Walk into History journeys back into time when speakeasies and taverns populated the streets.  Find out about the development of Boyle Park and the Sunnyside Tract.  The walk follows Sunnyside Ave. to Boyle Park and returns on Buena Vista Ave. 

Tours leave the Outdoor Art Club every 15 minutes from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM on May 22, 2016.  Online reservations for specific tour times will be available soon at www.mvhistory.org. 

 MVHS Members $15;  Non members $20;  Teens with student ID $10;  Under 10 free

Apr
20
12:00 pm12:00

MT. TAMALPAIS SCENIC RAILWAY Returns to Marin

  • Marin Civic Center

Join us as historian & author Fred Runner shines a spotlight on the history of an 105-year old scale model of a Shay locomotive crafted by an employee of the Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railroad in 1911. The model, itself, will be on display at the Civic Center Library through May.

Call 415.924.3515 or visit www.marinlibrary.org

Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Where's Waldo? III

  • Mill Valley Public Library, Creekside Room

Join Larry Clinton, past President of the Sausalito Historical Society, and Mike Moyle, SHS member and Chair of the IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center History Committee, who will take us on a fascinating audio-visual tour through Sausalito’s history from the early days through World War II.

They will focus on significant parts of the community that no longer exist, including the Northwestern Pacific railroad line, Pine Point (dynamited during World War II), the American Distilling Company (destroyed by fire in the 1960’s), and the Waldo community (supplanted during World War II by the housing project for Marinship workers). 

Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

CORTE MADERA The Way We Were

  • Corte Madera Community Center

ENCORE PRESENTATION: Join us as Laurie Thompson, Anne T. Kent California Room Librarian, and former Corte Madera Mayor & historian Jana Haehl explore Corte Madera’s history in an illustrated lecture celebrating the centennial of the town. 

Call 415.924.3515 or visit www.marinlibrary.org

Mar
17
6:00 pm18:00

Celebrating 90 Years of the College of Marin

  • Jason's Resturant

Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society

Annual Members Meeting

Please join us!  
Thursday, March 176-8 pm
Community Room at Jason's Restaurant
300 Drake’s Landing, Greenbrae
6-6:30 pm coffee, cookies and conversation
6:30-6:40 pm KGHS update and business
6:40-8 pm COM Slide program and Q&A  
Dr. David Coon, President of College of Marin, 
will be our guest as we celebrate its 90th Anniversary!

Harlan Hall Tower demolished in 1960’s.

Mar
12
2:00 pm14:00

Historic Shipwrecks of Coastal Marin

  • Bolinas Museum

Come hear gripping stories of some of Marin's most dramatic maritime shipwrecks as writer Frank Binney reveals vivid details of shipwreck victims, survivors, lonely lighthouse keepers, and heroic Life-Saving Service surfmen. Binney is a Point Reyes Field Institute instructor and a professional interpretive planner for national and state parks throughout the West. Reservations are not required. 

Feb
25
12:00 pm12:00

WHERE’S WALDO?

  • Civic Center Library Rm 427

Join Larry Clinton, past President of the Sausalito Historical Society, and Mike Moyle, SHS member and Chair of the IDESST Sausalito Portuguese Cultural Center History Committee, who will take us on a fascinating audio-visual tour through Sausalito’s history from the early days through World War II. They will focus on significant parts of the community that no longer exist, including the Northwestern Pacific railroad line, Pine Point (dynamited during World War II), the American Distilling Company (destroyed by fire in the 1960’s), and the Waldo community (supplanted during World War II by the housing project for Marinship workers).

SPONSORED BY THE ANNE T. KENT CALIFORNIA ROOM & THE CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY

Call 415.473.7419 or visit www.marinlibrary.org

Dec
5
2:00 pm14:00

Suzanne Ciani on Ilse Bing's Life and Work

  • Bolinas Museum
ILSE BING, Self Portait with Leica, Paris, 1931, Courtesy of Dr. Stephen Sheppard, New York

ILSE BING, Self Portait with Leica, Paris, 1931, Courtesy of Dr. Stephen Sheppard, New York

German-born photographer Ilse Bing was celebrated as the Queen of the Leica in Paris in the 1930s, as she pioneered the use of the then new 35mm camera and played a key role in the history of avant-garde photography.


Forced into exile by the war, Bing relocated to New York where she retired her camera in 1959, yet remained actively engaged with a creative practice for the remainder of her life—writing poetry and creating collages and drawings inspired by her early studies in mathematics.

Suzanne Ciani

Suzanne Ciani


In New York Bing met composer, musician and Grammy nominee Suzanne Ciani, a kindred spirit celebrated for her innovations in electronic music. The museum’s current exhibition of Bing’s work is primarily drawn from Ciani’s private collection.

For this gallery talk, Bolinas resident Suzanne Ciani will discuss Bing’s career and share personal stories of Ilse as both friend and inspiring mentor.

 2 PM /  Free / No reservations needed.

Nov
21
Dec 17

Hardly Strictly Mini: A Biennial Holiday Benefit Exhibition... More than 70 Coastal Marin & Bay Area Artists

  • Bolinas Museum

This much--loved holiday exhibition, where sales benefit both the museum and the artists, has a fun new name and a new format! It’s now called Hardly Strictly Mini (with the approval of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival folks, of course). As the title implies, for this biennial exhibition artists were given the choice of presenting up to 3 traditional 6-inch “minis” or one artwork up to 18 inches in any dimension. A nice mix for both artists and collectors alike! Drawn by lottery, the featured artists are reflective of the diversity of our community and those who gather here, this beloved tradition is a wonderful way to collect art by local and well-known artists, or find the perfect timeless gift this holiday season!

Nov
19
12:00 pm12:00

THE CUSHING & ELDRIDGE FAMILIES IN MARIN

  • Marin County Civic Center

The surnames Cushing & Eldridge are deeply woven in the fabric of Marin history. In the mid-1870s, Dr. John Jenckes Cushing established Blithedale, initially a health retreat, in what is now Mill Valley. His son Sidney Barlow Cushing became founding president of the Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway. John Oscar El-dridge, who became prominent in Marin real estate in the 1880s, built a scenic carriage road, the Eldridge Grade, to the Summit of Mt. Tamalpais.

CABIN AT THE BLITHEDALE HOTEL, MILL VALLEY, 1880s

CABIN AT THE BLITHEDALE HOTEL, MILL VALLEY, 1880s


Join Tim Wood, a great-great grandson of John Jenckes Cushing & John Oscar Eldridge, for an illustrated presentation, as he brings to life the legacies of these men and their families.

SPONSORED BY THE ANNE T. KENT CALIFORNIA ROOM & THE CIVIC CENTER LIBRARY

Call 415.473.7419 or visit www.marinlibrary.org

Marin County Civic Center Library
Room 427
3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael


Nov
6
11:00 am11:00

POSTPONED Joe Garbarino "La Voglia" - Ross Historical Society

  • Marin Art and Garden Center
Joe Garbarino

Joe Garbarino

Due to a conflict Joe will not be available for this presentation. It will be rescheduled later.

Joe Garbarino will explain how he began his career as a garbage collector and scavenger in North Beach, and went on to establish and operate the ground breaking Marin Recycling Center at Marin Sanitary Service

A donation of $10.00 is requested.

There will be a reception after the show. For further information, call (415) 258-9595

Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

SAN RAFAEL HERITAGE

  • Elks Lodge
Elks Lodge, San Rafael

Elks Lodge, San Rafael

San Rafael’s *New* Historic Preservation Organization invites You to Our Inaugural Celebratory Social Evening.   Join us In the newly restored historic "Card Room" at the Elks Lodge.

An array of cheeses, fruits and pastries will be served. Wine, beer and drinks available for purchase at the Elks' "bistro".

 RSVP to Amy Likover, SRH Community Outreach,   alikover@aol.com or 415-450-1520

Oct
24
2:00 pm14:00

PRINTMAKER TOM KILLION IN CONVERSATION WITH ELIA HAWORTH

  • Bolinas Museum

Tom Killion is internationally known for his woodcut prints and for producing numerous books that combine his art with the work of renowned California writers and poets. A lifetime resident of Marin County, Killion has also had richly varied adventures as a scholar and humanitarian in Africa, explorer of wild California, and collaborator with remarkable people. Hear stories of

Killion's long relationship with art, landscape, poetry, and poets, and wisdom gained through a dynamic life.