Marin History Museum


45 Leveroni Court
Novato, CA  94949(
415) 382.1182

Celebrating Marin since 1935!

The Marin History Museum’s mission is to celebrate the traditions, innovation and creativity of the people of Marin County, California. Through exhibitions and education programs built around the expertise of noted historians and an unparalleled collection, the Museum inspires honor for the past, and understanding of the present and an imagination of the future.

In its 80 years, the Marin History Museum has amassed a collection of some 25,000 artifacts, 200,000 historic photographs and volumes of county scholarship, oral history and only-in-Marin curiosities. The Museum’s collection is central to its many public programs including exhibits, lectures, walks and classroom activities. The collection is also a critical resource to historians, students and other researchers.

The Museum’s efforts extend beyond its own collection, helping to preserve numerous places, structures and artifacts central to Marin history and documenting important people, places, events and institutions in its publications.  Events Calendar

How You Can Get Involved:

  • Attend our Speakers Series! The lectures are held monthly at the San Rafael Elks Club (RSVP at:
  • Look for us at: The Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society's Community Heritage & History Day in May, Kule Loklo's annual Big Time Festival in July, and China Camp Heritage Day in September. 
  • Don't miss our 2nd Annual Marin History Summer Awards and annual Community Celebration.
  • VOLUNTEER! Come be part of history! Our generous community members help with the myriad things it takes to run a museum and its programs. The Museum has ongoing needs for research, writing, curatorial assistance, educational outreach, graphic design and computer support. If you would like to explore volunteering at the Marin History Museum contact