Saturday, September 3, 2011

2011 October Dinner & Guest Speaker

October 20th, 2011

The guest speaker at the Mill Valley Historical Society annual meeting and dinner will be Lissa McKee.

Long time Mill Valley resident and historian will talk on the early days of Mill Valley, BEFORE and AFTER it took on its name. The title of the talk will be "The Portuguese Dairy Ranchers of Southern Marin: A Landscape of Memory."

Before the post-war suburbanization of Marin, dairy ranches covered much of the slopes and valleys south of Mount Tamalpais. For nearly a century the majority of those ranches were operated by immigrants from Azores, nine small islands in the middle of the Atlantic. Colorful and historical slides, maps and drawings will accompany Lissa’s talk

Join Lissa and the MVHS for a memorable evening on Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at the Mill Valley community Center.

Monday, November 29, 2010

2011 First Wednesday Program

Mill Valley Historical Society Cordially Invites You to our First Wednesday Series

March 2nd at 7:30
""Steps, Lanes & Paths of Mill Valley"
Guest Speaker: Robert Skip Sandberg

April 6th @ 7:30
"Creation of the Panama Pacific International Exposition"
Guest Speaker: Laura Ackley

May 4th @7:30
"The Mill Valley Public Library: 100 Years of History Comes Alive"
Guest Speaker: David Grossman

June 2nd @ 7:30
"The History of the Dipsea Trail"
Guest Speaker: Barry Spitz

The First Wednesday Series is held in the Creekside Room in the MIll Valley Public Library

Monday, September 27, 2010

2011 Members Potluck Dinner

The Mill Valley Historical Society
Invites You To


Thursday, October 20, 2011
Mill Valley Community Center

Social Time 6:30 / Potluck Dinner 7:00

Dinner will be followed by a short business meeting, where the 2011 officers and board members will be voted in. Subsequent to the business meeting, there will be a program with a guest speaker:

Speaker to be Announced

RSVP as soon as possible for a memorable evening, as seating at the Community Center is limited. Call Vivian Broadway at 383-5285 to hold a spot, or e-mail her.

To mix it up, we ask that you bring a dish that falls into the first letter of your family name (and, please bring a serving utensil AND mark your dishes with your name.) Beverages will be provided.

A-H Bring a casserole or main dish
I-P Bring a salad
Q-Z Bring a dessert

See you there!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Walk Into History

Mill Valley Historical Society Presents
2011 Walk into History:
"Mill Valley, the Intellectual Pursuits" (Library, Newspaper, Church, School)
Before the advent of the radio, where did residents get their information? They went to the library, read newspapers, went to churches and attended school.
A Guided Walking Tour from the Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club to the Mill Valley Public Library with stops at Historic Sites of Information Sources Tour of the Library.

When: Sunday May 29th - Memorial Day Weekend
Where: Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club (no pre-registration needed)
Time: 9:30 to 3pm (walks leave every 15 minutes- approx. time 2 hours- 1.6 miles)
Fee: $7 members, $10 Non-Members (Children under 12 FREE)

Don’t miss this historic event!

For more information contact:

Click here to see the large PDF version of this poster

For copies of video footage from past history walks contact: Tim Amyx (
2008 - Tam High 100 Years
2007 - Downtown, Then and Now
2006 - Tamalpais Park
2005 - Around Boyle Park
2003 - Homestead Valley
2002 - Steps, Lanes & Paths
2001 - The Railroad