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Since 1935, the Marin History Museum has built and preserved a unique historical collection that documents life in Marin County from the time of the Miwok Indians to the present.  The Museum strives to create exhibitions and programs that provide relevant links to contemporary issues both locally and globally.  With a collection of over 200,000 photographs, the Museum provides an excellent resource for researching Marin's rich history.

The Marin History Museums presents "The History of Marin in 101 Objects."

Marin History Museum

Community Celebration

Fired up about the Future

Please Support Marin History Museum this Wednesday at MOD Pizza!

Join us on Wednesday, January 16 between 11:00am – 10:00pm at Mod Pizza located in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center (140 Vintage Way, Novato): Your RSVP is appreciated:

(Feel free to pass along this link to friends)


All you have to do is eat, mention Marin History Museum and the restaurant will automatically donate a percentage of what our supporters spend to our organization. The proceeds will enable us to continue us to grow and expand our efforts to collect, preserve and promote Marin’s heritage.


About Mod Pizza: It started in Seattle…and now you can experience it in Novato! MOD was founded in 2008 by husband and wife, Scott and Ally Svenson, in their hometown of Seattle. Inspired by their own search for quick, affordable, wholesome restaurant options for their growing family, they started to wonder if there were a better way of doing pizza – and business. The last thing the world needed was another pizza place, but maybe this one could be different. What if everyone could get exactly what they wanted, made fresh on demand, for as little as possible? And what if employees were paid as much as possible and given real opportunities for growth, even second chances? It all started sounding pretty great, and soon Scott and Ally were opening the first MOD Pizza in downtown Seattle.


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The Marin History Museum has thousands of artifacts stored at their Craemer facility in Novato.  To see their 101 exhibit click on the instagram icon. 

History of Marin in 101 objects       

marinhistory Artifact 65/101: Louise Arner Boyd’s wooden backpack frame, 1930s. This wooden backpack frame is one of several to accompany San Rafael-based Arctic explorer Louise Arner Boyd. The San Rafael-based heirs indulged in travel in Europe during the 1920s, but it was a polar bear hunting junket in Siberia’s far north in 1926, that led to a long fascination with the Arctic. In 1928, she chartered a boat to join the massive (and ill-fated) search underway in the Barents Sea for Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsun, who had been searching for missing Italian pilot Umberto Nobile.

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