02 July 2014 By News
A volunteer team of professionals has developed a way in which people interested in the preservation of history and architecture can come together to help SAVE THE BOYD GATE HOUSE!
23 June 2014 By News
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Marin History Museum! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
11 June 2014 By News
The 27th annual MAY MADNESS parade was a blast and Marin History Museum gained some great visibility, especially with Marcie, Jocelyn and Jeanne riding on the convertible boot of Laura Bertolli's/Lisa Martino's 1973 Cadillac! And of course, Jeff riding shotgun in the front seat!
02 May 2014 By News
Marin Independent Journal's Megan Hansen did a great writeup detailing Marin History Museum's next move after our extensive community meetings for the month of April. The article also highlights the numerous volunteers who are donating their time regardless of the scaling down of the museum. There is also a "Two Cents" Vote on whether Marin History Musuem is a valuable institution or not.
01 May 2014 By News
Alongside its continued work to fundraise to fulfill its history-keeping mission, the 78-year old Marin History Museum is consolidating operations to its Craemer Family Collections & Research facility up in Bel Marin Keys/Novato. Starting May 1, 2014 the Museum’s exhibition space at the historical Boyd Gate House in downtown San Rafael will be temporarily closed to public entry and use.
29 April 2014 By News
In a recently published NY Times article "36 Hours in Marin County" the Marin History places top on the list for things to do when visiting Marin County. The museum's architecturally styled Gothic Revival Boyd Gate House and the "intriguing mementos" are a pinnacle of Marin County's history and a top cultural tourist destination.
08 February 2014 By News
The lamp post was run into and severely damaged 40 years ago, and has been recently repaired and is being reinstalled all due to the initiative and funding by Museum Legacy Donor and Lead Volunteer, Jeff Craemer.

Since 1935, the Marin History Museum has been collecting the histories of local families, accepting and caring for over 20,000 artifacts and putting together an astounding collection of more than 200,000 photographs. Since 1959, the Museum has been proud to call the historic Boyd Gate House on B Street in San Rafael its home.

As discussed in recent issues of our eNewsletter, this year we’ve made some changes at the Museum, including the successful relocation of our Collections & Research facility in Novato which reduces our rent by more than half. We’ve also expandedour strong relationship with Dominican University through the Federal Work Study program, in which three(3) Dominican students work at the Museum on a weekly, part-time basis, all funded by the Federal government. And we’re proud to say that some long-ago former employees have recently made their way back to us to volunteer their professional museum services experience to help us along. It is taking a village.

We are thankful today for the guiding support that Marinites have shown for the Museum. The interest and perceived value of Marin history that’s been expressed by the people of Marin more than affirms our reason for being. We continue to developsome exciting plans for future events. And as we look to that future, we also honor our traditions, and welcome everyone to our signature, annual Holiday Party at the Boyd Gate House on December 5th (details on back cover).

Seventy-eight years are an important milestone for the Museum. For the first time in a number of years we are thriving as an organization. We have been able to establish new and strengthen existing relationships within the Marin community. And we are honored by the organizations reaching out to help us survive another 78 years. Without them and without you we simply wouldn’t be here today.

With transparency and a commitment to community collaboration, we thank you for your past and future support, and hope that we can count on your continued support as we move forward, for generations to come.

Jean Zerrudo, President
Karin Hern, Secretary
Lowell Smith, Treasurer
Rex Allen, Director

12 August 2012 By News
The Marin History Museum (MHM), based in San Rafael, joins a select group of prominent institutions with the launch of the Marin History Museum smartphone Application. The Museum is one of less than a dozen museums nationally that have developed applications as part of their public offerings. Other institutions that have developed museum apps include the New York MOMA, the Smithsonian Institutions, the Guggenheim, and the Museum of Natural History.
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CRAEMER FAMILY COLLECTIONS FACILITY - LIBRARY RESEARCH

45 Leveroni Court, Suite 190
Novato, CA 94949
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Open Tue and Wed 10am - 3pm 
All other times by appointment 
Members $5 / Non-members $10 

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