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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."


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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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