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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.
$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
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.
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
Music, appetizers, Birthday Cake, LAB signature cocktail at Terrace Bar.
6pm Estate Tour
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
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.
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.
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