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SPEAKERS SERIES

Thursday, April 26     7:00 pm 

Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael


The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame

A Life of Louise Arner Boyd


   Featured Author and Speaker: 

Dr. Joanna Kafarowski 


Author Joanna Kafarowski will present the first comprehensive biography of Louise Arner Boyd – the intrepid American socialite who reinvented herself as the leading female polar explorer of the 20th century.

Louise Boyd was born in 1887 in San Rafael to a mining magnate who made millions in the gold rush and a mother from a distinguished New York family. After inheriting a fortune, she fell under the spell of the Arctic during a sailing trip. She achieved international notoriety as an audacious polar explorer, directing seven Arctic expeditions from 1926 to 1955.

Dr. Joanna Kafarowski is a Canadian independent scholar with a passion for the north. She has worked with indigenous women in the Arctic and participated in a Last Degree North Pole Expedition.


$10 suggested donation. Free entry for Elks with ID card.


                    

                            San Rafael Elks Lodge, Mission Ave. at C Street, San Rafael

                              Look for the hidden driveway. 

                            Parking in the rear of the mansion. 

                              Follow one-way signs.

 

                            Look for the hidden driveway. 

                            Parking in the rear of the mansion. 

                           Follow one-way signs.

 


Please RSVP: info@marinhistory.org 415-382-1182



 Sponsored by: 


 



Marin History Museum - Craemer Family Research and Collection Facility

45 Leveroni Ct Novato CA 94949

Please call for an appointment  

415-382-1182

Mailing Address: PO Box 150727, San Rafael, CA 94915

For more information: 

www.marinhistory.org    info@marinhistory.org

Upcoming events

    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael
    Register

    Author Joanna Kafarowski

    will present the first comprehensive biography of

    Louise Arner Boyd

    - the intrepid American socialite who reinvented herself as the leading female polar explorer of the 20th century.





    Location: 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael.

    Suggested donation: $10.00

    Parking available at rear of Elks Lodge

    To RSVP or for more information, contact info@marinhistory.org or call 415-382-1182

    sponsored by


    • 24 May 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael
    Register

    Local author

    Marilyn Geary

    will take us on a virtual visit to the ancestral home of

    Marin's Swiss-Italian ranch families, the

    Vallemaggia, in Ticino.



    Location: 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael. 

    Suggested donation: $10.00

    Parking available at rear of Elks Lodge

    To RSVP or for more information, contact info@marinhistory.org or call 415-382-1182

    sponsored by


    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Elks Lodge, 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael
    Register

    We are pleased to present

    local author and historian

    Dewey Livingston

    who will speak about the western part of Marin County in a presentation called

    Zooming in on West Marin's Past.

    A lively, illustrated talk that looks closely at photographs and maps to detail life in the Point Reyes area a century ago.


    Location: 1312 Mission Ave., San Rafael.

    Suggested donation: $10.00

    Parking available at rear of Elks Lodge

    To RSVP or for more information, contact info@marinhistory.org or call 415-382-1182

    sponsored by



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