This issue features the exhibit “Social and Cultural Organizations of West Marin”, curated by Tom Branan and Meg Linden. The exhibit and newsletter articles focus on the buildings used to house local organizations including the churches and schools as well as the buildings constructed for more formal organizations like the Druids Halls. Meg Linden, Tom Branan and Kathy Hartzell all contribute articles focused on where and how “Community Centers,” (most of which did not have that name but served that function) were used and which groups they served. Among the groups included are the Inverness Garden Club, The Inverness Foundation, , United Ancient Order of Druids, The Foresters, Lions and Rotary Clubs, Sir Francis Drake Society, Boy Scouts, and Inverness Yacht Club. (Below) Foresters Building in Point Reyes Station, now a residence. Jack Mason Archives.
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This issue features the exhibit, “Now and Then,” historic photographs drawn from the archives of Point Reyes National Seashore paired with new images taken by members of the Latino Photo Project of Gallery Route One. There are two articles about the Shafter family history during the Civil War, and another… Read More »
This newsletter highlights the exhibit, Those Shafter Women, curated by by Tom Branan, Gayanne Enquist and Meg Linden. Articles include an in-depth illustrated history by Meg Linden of the mothers, daughters, and wives in the Shafter family whom contributed to Point Reyes Peninsula history or found other interesting niches in which to… Read More »
The newsletter highlights our current exhibit, Architectural Styles of West Marin, originally curated by Mary Cardwell and Corwin Mocine in 1990. Articles include Mary Florence Burris and the Highland Lodge and Mabel L. Reed Marsden Knight by Meg Linden with contributions from Patricia A. McCurdy, and Ernest Coxhead’s Ties to Inverness.… Read More »
Features articles related to exhibit Hidden Histories: Diaries, Daybooks & Ledgers of the Shafter Era, 1860-1930. The exhibit explored the details in the personal and professional lives of the most influential family in West Marin in the 19th and early 20th century gleaned from their private letters, photos, diaries and… Read More »
Marett Burridge (M. B.) Boissevain was Marin County’s first University of California Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor starting in 1920 His job was to reach out to farmers in the area (he covered Sonoma and Napa as well) and spread practical information and new farming methods. He brought with him progressive… Read More »