Artifacts, Photographs & Archives

Welcome to the Marin History Museum Collection

Through the generosity of individuals, families and organizations, the Marin History Museum has amassed a collection of some 25,000 artifacts, 200,000 photographs and countless books, ephemera, histories and curiosities that tell the story of Marin and its people.

The Marin History Museum welcomes new donations. If you have items related to Marin history – from Native American times to the present day – that you would like to donate, please contact our Collections Manager, Heather Powell, at 415.382.1182 [email protected]  or click here to find out more.

Kids playing marbles

c. 1950

The Artifact, Photograph & Archives Collections are housed in a 4,300 square foot facility that is temperature controlled for optimum care and upkeep of the materials.  The Craemer Family Collections & Research Library is open to the public by appointment.  If you are interested in researching an aspect of Marin's history, feel free to call Marcie Miller at 415.382.1182 or email her at [email protected]

Blucher Rancho map

The Marin History Museum collaborates with
many other
local historical societies and museums.

Click here to find out who they are and what they do. 

San Rafael Coke bottle

Highway 101 commute

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