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"The Pic-nic Ground" from Harper's Weekly 1875
Object ID 2010.4.196

Here are some upcoming events about local history that may interest you! 

  • December 07, 2022 7:00 PM | Lori Deibel (Administrator)

    Known far and wide for its vast catalogue of LPs and music memorabilia, John Goddard’s Village Music was a destination for collectors of vintage vinyl records. Under his ownership, Village Music transformed into a hotspot for local and international celebrities, such as Grateful Dead band members and George Lucas, as well as casual record collectors. The list of stars who visited Village Music is a virtual who’s who of American roots music. Join us as we delve into the shelves and stories of one of the most revered record stores in the world.

    Born and raised in Marin, Goddard had an active Mill Valley childhood, participating in numerous clubs and sports. His love for music also blossomed at this time. He began working at the local music store, Village Music, as a teenager. 

    Sarah Wilcox, original owner of Mill Valley Village Music, was set to sell the business to a retired sheet music salesman when he died of a heart attack on the way to sign the papers. Goddard, having dropped out of college at the same time, returned to the store as manager, eventually buying the business in February 1968 at the age of 24, and the rest is history.

    Registrants will be sent a Zoom Link with registration confirmation. 

    In collaboration with the Mill Valley Historical Society.

  • December 02, 2022 10:00 AM | Lori Deibel (Administrator)

    On Friday Dec 2nd, 10am-12pm in Guzman Lecture Hall at Dominican University attend the Angel Island Experience, a free historical simulation put on by the History Department and Public History students at Dominican University of California. Visitors will learn about immigration history in the United States and 20th century world affairs in an engaging format and will connect these ideas to an important local history.

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