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    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Pacheco Winery

    The Marin History Museum proudly announces its first Annual Marin History Summer Awards Celebration.  This year's Celebration will be held at the Pacheco Winery on August 19th from 1-4.

    The Marin History Museum will present the award to one of Marin’s most dedicated historians.  The Museum takes great pride in recognizing this year's historian, who has gone to great lengths to preserve and present our local history.

    This year's Celebration includes:

           BBQ meal by Lombardi's Catering

           Wine provided by Pacheco Winery

           Music by Kevin and Jill McConnell

           Herb Rowland - Guest Speaker

                       Herb Rowland is the great, great, grandson of Ignacio Pacheco and he is the Manager of the Pacheco Winery.

           Pop-up Museum hosted by the Museum's Collections Manager.

    Additionally, a Tin Type photo booth by artist Brittany Bradley - for a minimal fee have an historic, old fashioned photograph taken of yourself and your family.

    Tickets available:

              $35.00 includes the BBQ meal

              $45.00 includes the BBQ meal and a souvenir glass of Pacheco Wine.

    Event Sponsors include:

    W. Bradley Electric, Inc.,        Ragghianti Freitas LLP               Lombardi's Catering,              Jaime Pera - Zephyr Real Estate

    • 23 Aug 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge 1312 Mision Ave., San Rafael
    Rancho San Jose, an Original Marin Land Grant.  Its Origins to today’s Pacheco Winery.

    Featured Speaker: Herb Rowland

     Ignacio Pacheco, was one of California’s earliest pioneers, settled in what is now Marin County in 1840. He is believed to have been the first to plant grape vines in the region and his influence can still be seen in the names of places throughout the area. Ignacio received a Land Grant for his services to the Mexican Government as the head of the customs house in Monterey, California. He was originally given the Agua Caliente Rancho grant in Sonoma, which he deemed “unsuitable for agriculture” and later exchanged it for the Rancho San Jose grant which consisted of 6,680 acres in what is now Marin County. Today, Pacheco Ranch is comprised of roughly 70 acres of the original Rancho San Jose Land Grant. The vineyards on the property were planted by Ignacio’s decedents and winery partners in 1970.

     Herb Rowland is Ignacio Pacheco’s great-great-grandson, the manager of the Pacheco Winery, and a partner at Ragghianti & Freitas law firm.

    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Elk's Lodge

    Celebrate Louise Boyd’s Birthday with a once a year opportunity to tour the house and surrounding estate. The tour of the grounds will end with a film short of Louise's life and a slice of birthday cake.

    Magnolia Terrace , Elks Lodge 1312 Mission Ave San Rafael

     4pm $10

     Music, appetizers, Birthday Cake, LAB signature cocktail at Terrace Bar.

     6pm Estate Tour

    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Elk's Lodge

    Laura Ackley will present her detail research study of the history of the San Rafael Firehouse that stood at the corner of C and Mission

    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Elk's lodge

    Matt Cerkel, water district ranger, will share a presentation on the formation of Alpine Dam and other dams within the Marin Municipal Water District watershed.

    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery

    Join us to visit the burial sites of many of the founding pioneer families of Marin County. Some who found their final place here led scandalous lives but now rest peacefully. From James Miller, founding father, to Barbara Graham, criminal, all have a story to tell.

    Who knew cemeteries were the choice location for Victorian picnics.

Past events

11 Aug 2018 The Mansions along Mission Avenue walking tour with Marcie
26 Jul 2018 Follow the footsteps of Marin's early Mt. Tam explorers
14 Jul 2018 Boyd Park to San Rafael Hill walk with Marcie Miller and Dabney Smith
28 Jun 2018 Zooming in on West Marin's Past by Dewey Livingston
2 Jun 2018 Boyd Gate House to the B Street Train Station Walking Tour
24 May 2018 The Swiss-Italian Connection: From Ticino to Marin and Back by Marilyn Geary
14 May 2018 Iron Springs Public House Fund Raiser
26 Apr 2018 The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame, A Life of Louise Arner Boyd by Joanna Kafarowski
7 Apr 2018 A Destination Walking Tour of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco Bay Model
22 Mar 2018 The Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Lifeline of the Redwood Empire Boom and Bust 1951-2001 by Angelo Figone
22 Mar 2018 Farm Day
22 Feb 2018 It Happened in Marin: True Stories from the other Side of the Golden Gate by Jim Holden
25 Jan 2018 Lecture Series - The Bolinas-Fairfax Road: 139 Years of History by Brian Crawford
28 Oct 2017 Walking Tour_Mt. Olivet Graveyard
26 Oct 2017 MHM SPEAKER'S SERIES- Building the Golden Gate Bridge: A Workers' Oral History
19 Oct 2017 2017 Community Celebration
19 Oct 2017 EXHIBIT: Celebrating 200 Years: Mission San Rafael Arcangel
28 Sep 2017 Guide Dogs for the Blind Celebrates 75 Years in San Rafael
28 Sep 2017 Congratulations Marin History Museum for 100+Marin Nomination
24 Sep 2017 Celebrate Louise Boyd's Birthday
24 Aug 2017 Talk on Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World
27 Jul 2017 Hiking Through History in Marin and Beyond

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