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    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael
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    Local author and historian

    Brian Crawford

    shares the fascinating history of the

    Bolinas-Fairfax Road

    built in 1878

    to provide Marin with a crucial transportation link across the county.

    It was also the scene of

    runaway stagecoaches,     landslides,     fires,    earthquakes, 

    encounters with wildlife and one bizarre holdup.



    Location: 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael.

    Suggested donation: $10.00

    Parking available at the rear of Elks Lodge

    To RSVP or for more information, contact info@marinhistory.org or call 415-382-1182

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    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael
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    Local author and historian

    Jim Holden

    presents an illustrated talk with highlights from his new book

     It Happened in Marin:

    True Stories from the Other Side of the Golden Gate.


    Learn the inside stories of:

      -  Marin's first female entrepreneur;

      -  the Buck Trust;

      -  Mt. Tamalpais;

      -  the Golden Gate Bridge; 

      -  Synanon founder Charles Dederich;

      -  Kit Carson's legacy in Marin

    and much more!


    Location: 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 

    Suggested donation: $10.00

    Parking available at rear of Elks Lodge

    To RSVP or for more information, contact info@marinhistory.org or call 415-382-1182

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    • 22 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael
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    Author Joanna Kafarowski

    will present the first comprehensive biography of

    Louise Arner Boyd

    - the intrepid American socialite who reinvented herself as the leading female polar explorer of the 20th century.





    Location: 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael.

    Suggested donation: $10.00

    Parking available at rear of Elks Lodge

    To RSVP or for more information, contact info@marinhistory.org or call 415-382-1182

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    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael
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    From the boom years of Northern California's lumber traffic

    to the demise of the Redwood Empire's Lifeline,

    this is the 50-year story of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad

    1951-2001

    The presentation documents the challenges and rewards of the Southern Pacific Railroad's unique subsidiary including excerpts from former NWPRR employees who were there.


    Location: 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael.

    Suggested donation: $10.00

    Parking available at rear of Elks Lodge

    To RSVP or for more information, contact info@marinhistory.org or call 415-382-1182

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    • 24 May 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael
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    Local author

    Marilyn Geary

    will take us on a virtual visit to the ancestral home of

    Marin's Swiss-Italian ranch families, the

    Vallemaggia, in Ticino.



    Location: 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 

    Suggested donation: $10.00

    Parking available at rear of Elks Lodge

    To RSVP or for more information, contact info@marinhistory.org or call 415-382-1182

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    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael
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    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 info@marinhistory.org or call 415-382-1182

    sponsored by


Physical Address:

Craemer Family Collections and Research Facility 

45 Leveroni Court, Novato, CA 94949

Hours:

Tuesday: 10:00 am - Noon

Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Other times by appointment

Mailing Address:  

P.O. Box 150727, San Rafael, CA 94915

Phone: 

415-382-1182

Email:

info@marinhistory.org

research@marinhistory.org

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