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    • 28 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael

    We are pleased to present

    local author and historian

    Dewey Livingston

    who will speak about the western part of Marin County in a presentation called

    Zooming in on West Marin's Past.

    A lively, illustrated talk that looks closely at photographs and maps to detail life in the Point Reyes area a century ago.

    Location: 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael.

    Suggested donation: $10.00

    Parking available at rear of Elks Lodge

    To RSVP or for more information, contact or call 415-382-1182

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    • 14 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Boyd Park, San Rafael

    The History of Boyd Park extends back further than its 1905 dedication.

    Our tour begins with the history of the Boyd family up to the time of the Park Dedication. It was a time of peaceful walks from downtown San Rafael to the top of the Hill.

    We will explore the hill of the quarry and the remains of the reservoir including the changes to the road that once wound its way through the Park on its way to the top.


    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave, San Rafael

    Local Photographer & Historian Brad Rippe follows in the footsteps of early Mt. Tam explorers, trailblazers and "residents."

    The event includes William Brewer, Swede George and  Ted  Cooper, illustrating their legacy with historic and current photographs, maps and other source materials.

    A curated collection of Brad's photographs will be on display.

    • 11 Aug 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Boyd Park

    Join us to walk east from Boyd Park to observe the historic mansions along Mission Avenue.

    Stopping to learn about the 150th anniversary of St Paul’s Episcopal Church. View the exquisite stain glass windows.

    We will end at Saint Raphael Church and Mission San Rafael Arcangel and review its 200 years of history.

    • 23 Aug 2018

    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Elk's Lodge

    Celebrate Louise Boyd’s Birthday with a once a year opportunity to tour the house and surrounding estate. The tour of the grounds will end with a film short of Louise's life and a slice of birthday cake.

    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Elk's Lodge

    Laura Ackley will present her detail research study of the history of the San Rafael Firehouse that stood at the corner of C and Mission

    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Elk's lodge

    Matt Cerkel, water district ranger, will share a presentation on the formation of Alpine Dam and other dams within the Marin Municipal Water District watershed.

    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery

    Join us to visit the burial sites of many of the founding pioneer families of Marin County. Some who found their final place here led scandalous lives but now rest peacefully. From James Miller, founding father, to Barbara Graham, criminal, all have a story to tell.

    Who knew cemeteries were the choice location for Victorian picnics.

P. O. Box 150727, San Rafael, CA 94915        415-382-1182    

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