Feb
8
3:00 am03:00

Marin History on TV Again!

February Television: Dominican University historians present pieces of Marin History

  

SAN RAFAEL, California February 1, 2015 – Watch Dominican University “Introduction to History” class students exhibit their findings on cultural and war related Marin history events. The video of these young historians’ presentations will air on Monday, February 2 at 5:30pm and Sunday, February 8 at 3pm on Channel 26. For more information, visit www.marinhistory.org and click on “Press”.

 The Dominican University freshman students in “Introduction to History” spent their fall 2014 semester selecting and exploring an event from Marin history that pertained to their interests or sparked their curiosity. Topics ranged from World War I and II, women’s rights, Italian immigration, China Camp and the origin of mountain biking. The final product included a research paper that constituted evidence from primary and secondary sources, and a presentation series that took place at Dominican University. Onlookers included university staff and faculty, as well as members of the Marin History Museum. Ed Dudkowski, a Marin resident and award winning director and innovator in network and broadcast television, generously volunteered to film the students’ presentations and showcase the video on YouTube and local television.  

 Sister Patricia Dougherty, the “Introduction to History” professor and chair of the history department at Dominican, introduced her students to Marin history and the project by taking them to the Marin History Museum Craemer Family Collections & Research Facility in Novato. “The students were really quiet and immersed into the research; they had never before looked at primary sources,” Dougherty said. Jocelyn Moss, the Museum Librarian, took out early Marin Independent Journal newspapers for the students to examine. Dougherty explained that it was a “unique experience for them [the students] to be historians and figure out how to pick their evidence, decide what to do with it, evaluate and interpret it.”

 The Marin History Museum is committed to the collection, preservation, and sharing of local artifacts and stories. Jean Zerrudo, the Marin History Museum’s Board President, sees this mission intact when “we are able to form coalitions with educational institutions like Dominican so we can provide opportunities for people that allow them to dive into the rich history of our community.” In turn, Dougherty says she looks forward to maintaining and growing the collaboration between the two organizations.    

Feb
2
5:30 pm17:30

Marin History on TV!

February Television: Dominican University historians present pieces of Marin History

  

SAN RAFAEL, California February 1, 2015 – Watch Dominican University “Introduction to History” class students exhibit their findings on cultural and war related Marin history events. The video of these young historians’ presentations will air on Monday, February 2 at 5:30pm and Sunday, February 8 at 3pm on Channel 26. For more information, visit www.marinhistory.org and click on “Press”.

 The Dominican University freshman students in “Introduction to History” spent their fall 2014 semester selecting and exploring an event from Marin history that pertained to their interests or sparked their curiosity. Topics ranged from World War I and II, women’s rights, Italian immigration, China Camp and the origin of mountain biking. The final product included a research paper that constituted evidence from primary and secondary sources, and a presentation series that took place at Dominican University. Onlookers included university staff and faculty, as well as members of the Marin History Museum. Ed Dudkowski, a Marin resident and award winning director and innovator in network and broadcast television, generously volunteered to film the students’ presentations and showcase the video on YouTube and local television.  

 Sister Patricia Dougherty, the “Introduction to History” professor and chair of the history department at Dominican, introduced her students to Marin history and the project by taking them to the Marin History Museum Craemer Family Collections & Research Facility in Novato. “The students were really quiet and immersed into the research; they had never before looked at primary sources,” Dougherty said. Jocelyn Moss, the Museum Librarian, took out early Marin Independent Journal newspapers for the students to examine. Dougherty explained that it was a “unique experience for them [the students] to be historians and figure out how to pick their evidence, decide what to do with it, evaluate and interpret it.”

 The Marin History Museum is committed to the collection, preservation, and sharing of local artifacts and stories. Jean Zerrudo, the Marin History Museum’s Board President, sees this mission intact when “we are able to form coalitions with educational institutions like Dominican so we can provide opportunities for people that allow them to dive into the rich history of our community.” In turn, Dougherty says she looks forward to maintaining and growing the collaboration between the two organizations.    

Sep
20
8:00 am08:00

Coastal Clean-up Day

“Coastal Clean-Up Day at China Camp State Park”

9/20 Saturday 8am: 
Community Collaboration
On the third Saturday in September each year, people join
together at sites all over California to take part in the State’s
largest volunteer event -- the annual California Coastal Cleanup
Day. The Marin History Museum will be out at China Camp that
day making some history with the rest of everyone. Following the
clean-up effort, Marcie Miller, the Museum’s Volunteer Director of
Programming, will offer the work group a complimentary history
chat and tour of China Camp. The China Camp Museum there will
be open as well the pier, so there’s plenty to see and do.
Meet at 8am at the parking lot atop China Camp Village/China
Camp State Park on Saturday, September 20. If you’re interested
in car-pooling, please reach Marcie at (415) 454-8538.
Dress comfortably … to be on a beach tidying up, walking, etc.!
For more information about California Coastal Clean-Up Day:
http://www.spn.usace.army.mil/Portals/68/docs/Bay%20Model/CAL%20Cleanup/Locations/china_camp_state_park.pdf
Location: China Camp State Park/China Camp Village
Fee : free

Sep
14
10:00 am10:00

Walking Tour of Maple Lawn Estate


9/14 Sunday 10:00am: “Maple Lawn Estate & Botanicals”
repeats 11:30am
Walking Tour
Guided by Marcie Miller, the Museum’s Volunteer Director of Programming
Walking Tour of Maple Lawn Estate – as part of the day’s celebration of the 127th Anniversary Birthday of Louise Boyd, and the legacy of the family’s estate and botanicals, now home to the San Rafael Elks Lodge.

Please join us for this rare peek, led by Marcie Miller, who is also an Elk and who serves as the official “house historian” at Maple Lawn.
Repeats 11:30am.
Includes birthday cake cutting in between tours.
Location: Maple Lawn Estate/Elks Lodge … next to the Museum’s Boyd Gate House
1312 Mission Avenue, San Rafael … parking at rear of Elks Lodge