IN THIS ISSUE:
Museum News, Events, Feature Article, Faces of Marin, 100 Years Ago, Community Events, and From the Collection
The Orpheus Grill operated next door to today’s Rafael Film Center throughout the 1920s. When expanding the theater in 1997, a cache of long-forgotten business receipts from the Grill was discovered in an adjoining wall. In 2010, Jeff Craemer donated these receipts to the Marin History Museum.
The receipts record of some of the Marin’s businesses of the era including: Marin County Milk Company, San Anselmo Bakery, Larkspur Fruit and Vegetable Store, Frank Spenger Shrimps, Fish & Crabs, Blagg Brothers Coffee, and Lafargue French Laundry.
Shown here, the reverse of two receipts from Herzog’s Market. On one, a charming illustration reminds customers to “Phone 43 for Meats”; on the other, a repeated customer service slogan: “Be quick to kick if things seem wrong, but kick to us and make it strong; To make things right gives us delight, if we are wrong and you are right.”
A single typed menu, dated March 20, 1925, lists a “special commercial lunch,” served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., comprised of navy bean soup, heart of lettuce salad, a choice of entrée, blackberry cobbler, and coffee, milk or tea—all for just 50 cents.
Sources: Marin History Museum, www.rafaelfilm.cafilm.org
JOIN CANAL PARADE SATURDAY AFTERNOON
The citizens of San Rafael will take part in a great parade Saturday afternoon as a demonstration in favor of the success of the special tax election to improve the San Rafael Canal.
Starting at Fourth and E Streets at 2:45 o'clock, the line will march down Fourth street to the Union Depot and countermarch to the Court House, where Congresssman Clarence F. Lea will speak on the canal question.
In addition to hundreds of citizens and automobiles in line, the parade will be formed of the students of Mt Tamalpais and Hitchcock academies, the Boy Scout, the pupils of the High School and the students of the Grammar School above the third grade.
Every store in the city is expected to close during the parade in compliance with the request of Mayor Herzog.
VOLUNTEER JOB OPPORTUNITIES
We can use your help! Have a little time on our hands and looking to help a local non-profit? Below is a list of some of the volunteer positions we need to fill.
Please let us know if any of these look interesting to you by emailing email@example.com or calling 415-382-1182. We would love to hear form you!
We are starting to create a lot of content for our eNewsletters, social media sites, and future traveling exhibitions and publications. If you like to do historical research and write short articles, we could use your help.
Along with writers, we need editors to give the final article its blessing before it goes to print. This volunteer job can be done from home or on site. Let us know if you have that required eagle eye and grammatical tenacity to tackle this job.
Capture the moment for us! Your photos of the Museum’s special events and exhibitions will be invaluable for public outreach, future fundraising campaigns and our institution’s historical record. We could use your help documenting our history!
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