MHM Events

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Upcoming Events

Speakers Series:

History of China Camp and the
Chinese-American Diaspora

by
Ed Lai

Thursday
May 23 at 7pm
​The History of China Camp and the Chinese-American Diaspora
Presented by Ed Lai 

Join us as we journey back in time to see life as it was along the San Pablo shoreline in the mid 1800s. The gold rush had ended and San Francisco was beginning to develop into a burgeoning city. Faced with war, famine, and poverty, thousands of people left their homeland in China to seek a better life within California’s expanding economy. Those who settled along what is now called China Camp brought with them advanced shrimp fishing and seafaring technology, which allowed them to develop a thriving industry — an industry that would later collapse due to rampant discriminatory policies. The Quan family were among the survivors and added another fascinating and colorful chapter to the history of China Camp.

Join China Camp State Park Docent Ed Lai to hear the story of 19th century China Camp as it is woven into the larger experience of the Chinese-American diaspora.

Pull up a seat and join us for a fun-filled evening

Thursday, May 23rd at 7pm
Elks Lodge
1312 Mission Avenue, San Rafael

Walking Tour:
B St Saloons & Trains

Marin Nostalgia
​Jason Lewis

Saturday
May  18th, at 10am
Saturday
June 27th, 7pm
From the elegant homes of upper B street to the seedier side of the tracks, join Marcie Miller for a walk around town.

Our tour will revisit San Rafael's commercial past - businesses, resorts and stables - making stops to tell he Prohibition day stories of San Rafael as it became the center of Marin County life.

Creator of marinnostalgia.com, lifelong Marin resident & local realtor Jason Lewis, will speak about Marin's colorful past from the 1950s to the 1990s. 

During his talk, Jason will share with us nostalgic images, videos, and memories of Marin that will bring back fond memories for everyone.
More Fabulous Events
2nd Annual Sumer Awards Celebration​
August 18th

Join MHM in celebrating Marin's most accomplished historians.
This year we are once again celebrating the Annual History Awards at the beautiful Pacheco Winery. Come enjoy a fabulous luncheon, fine wine at one of the only land grants in Marin that is still owned by the original family.
MHM's Annual Benefit
October 17th

The Marin History Museum will be hosting our annual benefit this fall at a private car museum in Marin. Your tickets and sponsorships will help carry the Museum through the next fiscal year. We can't keep going without your support!
Can't wait to see you there!

Have a great time celebrating Marin's history
while you also support the Marin History Museum's mission