Ships, Yachts and Ferries - Marin's Maritime History
Marin's maritime has a rich and long history -beginning with Sir Francis Drake's on The Golden Hinde in 1579, to Marin's early industries shipping merchandise to San Francisco in support of the Gold Rush. Shipping lines, lighthouses and ship wrecks tell the story of sea ferrying days. Even today, commuter ferries, house boats, and yacht clubs dot Marin's waterfronts and boat harbors. On display beginning April 6th at the Boyd Gate House - 1125 B St, San Rafael.
An Afternoon in a Victorian Parlor
Parlors were also known as "Sitting Rooms" or "Drawing Rooms" - short for "Withdrawing Room." By any name it was a place where guests could sit comfortably, read, embroider, take tea, or just talk. In many large Victorian era homes the Parlor was so perfectly decorated that it was only opened on Sundays or to receive the highest rank visitors. It contained family photographs, vases, statuettes, lamps, and, sometimes, a piano, all of which revealed the family's social position and taste. On display beginning April 18th, at the Boyd Gate House - 1125 B St, San Rafael.
Miwoks, Missions and Malls - Marin County's History
Marin's earliest inhabitants were the Coast Miwok. By 1817, Marin began to change with the dedication of the Mission San Rafael Arcangel. By 1834, the Mexican government divided Marin County into 21 land grants that were awarded for service or favors to Mexican citizens. Marin County began to develop into a place to raise a family rather then vacation homes by the 1950s. Come see the rich history that Marin County holds. On display beginning April 18th at the Boyd Gate House - 1125 B St, San Rafael.
Louise A. Boyd: Heiress & Explorer
The Marin History Museum celebrates Louise Arner Boyd as heiress and explorer in the exhibition Louise A. Boyd: Heiress & Explorer at the Boyd Gate House. Come discover the woman described by the press as "Arctic Diana" and "The Girl Who Tamed the Arctic." This exhibition examines the dual life of Louise Boyd: as a woman of privilege, inheritor of the Bodie Gold Bonanza of 1877, and as explorer, spearheading seven scientific voyages to the Arctic. She was a paradox, yet able to slip from one lifestyle to the other with grace. Come to the Marin History Museum's Boyd Gate House, originally part of Louise Boyd's estate, and learn the fascinating history of a local legend.