Saturday, Jun. 15, 2019

All Events

Jun 17

Iconic Maps of Marin: 1860-1925

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Historian, Author & Map Archivist Dewey Livingston provides an in-depth look at three iconic maps of Marin County made in 1860, 1873 and 1892, and introduces us to a little-known Marin map series made by County Surveyor John C. Oglesby in 1925. The maps illustrate Marin growing over a span of 65 years from sparsely populated to a bustling rural county, yet also show how little changed during those years relative to the land development that followed World War II.

 

Time: Mon Jun 17 · 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Place: Marin Commons: Anne T. Kent California Room Map & Special Collections Annex - More Details

Sep 16

Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California's Lung Resort for Women

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In 1911 physician Philip King Brown opened a remarkable Fairfax institution called the Arequipa Sanatorium, where he treated women with tuberculosis. His son, Dr. Cabot Brown, continued his mission until Arequipa closed in 1957. Lynn Downey’s grandmother was a patient there in the 1920s, and Lynn helped preserve the sanatorium’s records. Through historical documents and interviews with former patients, she tells this story in her new book titled Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California’s Lung Resort for Women.
Followed by a book signing.
This event is sponsored by the Anne T. Kent California Room.

Please note location:
California Room Map & Special Collections Annex
Marin Commons: 1600 Los Gamos, Suite 182 - Lobby B, San Rafael, California

Time: Mon Sep 16 · 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Place: California Room Map & Special Collections Annex Marin Commons: 1600 Los Gamos, Suite 182 - Lobby B, San Rafael, California