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    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Meet at the gates at the end of Fairway Drive off of Ignatio Blvd.

    It's a short canyon hike to the Fairway Falls.  Shouldering open space, and open meadow and stately oaks make for an easy hike to a little-known waterfall. Once the Rancho Land Grant of Ignacio Pacheco, the falls are now protected by Marin Open Space.

    Join historian Marcie Miller for a hike filled with stories of the past.  California naturalist Traci Dunkel will help us identify some of the plant species along the trail.  This hike is sure to be a fun eye-opener.

    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge

    Shipwrecks of Marin, presented by Brian K. Crawford

    Marin County is a graveyard of ships. Its steep rock-bound shores, treacherous currents and frequent fogs have been the doom of hundreds of ships for over four hundred years. Local historian Brian K. Crawford has done extensive research fleshing out the details of famous wrecks from contemporary accounts, and identifying more than a hundred wrecks not documented elsewhere for his comprehensive new book, Shipwrecks of Marin, just released this month.

    Many of these tales are full of danger and heroism, of pathos and high adventure. Terrified passengers cling to overturned steamers or clutch at rocks in the pounding seas. Seamen clamber up cliffs to escape certain destruction. The vessels range from Spanish treasure galleons to garbage scows, clipper ships to floating dry docks.

    If you love ships and the sea and tales of danger and adventure, or if you just want to know more about the many wrecks that dot our coasts, you will find this illustrated talk endlessly entertaining. The books will be available for signing and purchase.

    $10 suggested donation. Free entry for Elks with ID card.

    San Rafael Elks Lodge at Mission Ave at C Street in San Rafael. 1312 Mission Ave. Look for hidden driveway. Parking is in the rear of mansion. Follow one-way signs.

    Please RSVP 415-382-1182

Past events

28 Feb 2019 San Rafael Through Time
24 Jan 2019 Ross: A Rich History
16 Jan 2019 MOD Pizza Support for MHM
27 Oct 2018 Tour the Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Marcie
18 Oct 2018 Marin History Museum Community Celebration
11 Oct 2018 History of Alpine Dam presentation by Matt Cerkel
27 Sep 2018 The History and Evolution of San Rafael's First Fire Company by Laura Ackley
23 Sep 2018 Louise Boyd's Birthday Celebration
23 Aug 2018 Rancho San Jose, an Original Marin Land Grant.
19 Aug 2018 Marin History Summer Awards Celebration
11 Aug 2018 The Mansions along Mission Avenue walking tour with Marcie
26 Jul 2018 Follow the footsteps of Marin's early Mt. Tam explorers
14 Jul 2018 Boyd Park to San Rafael Hill walk with Marcie Miller and Dabney Smith
28 Jun 2018 Zooming in on West Marin's Past by Dewey Livingston
2 Jun 2018 Boyd Gate House to the B Street Train Station Walking Tour
24 May 2018 The Swiss-Italian Connection: From Ticino to Marin and Back by Marilyn Geary
14 May 2018 Iron Springs Public House Fund Raiser
26 Apr 2018 The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame, A Life of Louise Arner Boyd by Joanna Kafarowski
7 Apr 2018 A Destination Walking Tour of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco Bay Model
22 Mar 2018 The Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Lifeline of the Redwood Empire Boom and Bust 1951-2001 by Angelo Figone
22 Mar 2018 Farm Day
22 Feb 2018 It Happened in Marin: True Stories from the other Side of the Golden Gate by Jim Holden
25 Jan 2018 Lecture Series - The Bolinas-Fairfax Road: 139 Years of History by Brian Crawford
28 Oct 2017 Walking Tour_Mt. Olivet Graveyard
26 Oct 2017 MHM SPEAKER'S SERIES- Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Workers' Oral History
19 Oct 2017 2017 Community Celebration
19 Oct 2017 EXHIBIT: Celebrating 200 Years: Mission San Rafael Arcangel
28 Sep 2017 Guide Dogs for the Blind Celebrates 75 Years in San Rafael
28 Sep 2017 Congratulations Marin History Museum for 100+Marin Nomination
24 Sep 2017 Celebrate Louise Boyd's Birthday
24 Aug 2017 Talk on Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World
27 Jul 2017 Hiking Through History in Marin and Beyond

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