Wednesday, Jul. 09, 2014
Inverness Store circa 1909

Inverness celebrates 125 Years

By Laurie Thompson

We encourage you to visit the Jack Mason Museum in Inverness to view a wonderful exhibit of photographs celebrating Inverness' first fifty years, 1889-1939.

The...

1 COMMENT
San Rafael High School, E. Street location, circa 1900

San Rafael High celebrates 125 Years

By Laurie Thompson

San Rafael High was our county's first public high school. On July 23, 1888, San Rafael School Trustees approved a resolution which began:

Resolved that a high school be started in the new building...on the the sixth day of August, 1888, under the supervision of Prof. C.S....

0 COMMENTS
Photo by Alexander "Zan" Stark, c.1935

Reminder: "We Speak Coast Miwok" by Betty Goerke. June 26 at the Civic Center Library.

By Laurie Thompson

Please join us this Thursday, June 26 at 12 noon under the dome of the Civic Center Library for historian Betty Goerke's...

0 COMMENTS
Marin Landscape by Ralph Young, circa 1921

Author Betty Goerke presents "We Speak Coast Miwok" at the Civic Center Library on June 26th

By Laurie Thompson

We invite you to join us under the dome at the Civic Center Library on Thursday, June 26 at 12 noon for We Speak...

0 COMMENTS
Aurora Dell'Oca Leveroni, c.1942

Remembering Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 1941

By Aurora Dell'Oca Leveroni

My friend Theresa and I -who were living in San Francisco on December 7, 1941- left church services and headed for the local bakery, Nebbias, to pick up some sweet rolls.  When we reached my home we...

1 COMMENT

News

New Exhibits on War & Military History at the Marin Civic Center

The Marin County Free Library is honored to host Always Lost: A Meditation on War, a travelling exhibit initiated in 2008 by Western Nevada College sociology professor Don Carlson to personalize...

0 COMMENTS
Author talk & book signing: In the Heart of Marin: The History of Kentfield and Greenbrae
Civic Center Library Remodel reveals Beauty of Wright's Design

History

Bach family estate in Kentfield, c 1902

Quisisana: The Charles H. Bach Estate in Kentfield

The Charles H. Bach Estate
123 Laurel Grove Avenue, Kentfield

The history of the Bach Estate reflects the history of the Bach Family, spanning three generations.  Charles H. Bach, the...

1 COMMENT
George T. Marsh & The Craze for All Things Japanese
Little-known Stories of Marin's Early Black Settlers

Genealogy

Mt. Tamalpais Military Academy, Mounted Artillery, San Rafael, c.1902

Stephen Hamnet Shakespeare: Professor of Elocution at the Mt. Tamalpais Military Academy

Stephen Shakespeare died in San Rafael on Saturday morning, March 22nd, 1902, of pneumonia at age 67. A military service was held for him at the First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael on Monday...

0 COMMENTS
Eleanor Gerhardt of Mill Valley
Robert James Kehoe: His Story

ABOUT US

This is an official newsletter of Marin County Free Library.

County of Marin Social Media User Guidelines.

The Anne T. Kent California Room is an archive dedicated to collecting and preserving more...

CALIFORNIA ROOM TWEETS