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Weird Weather and Natural Disasters Exhibit

Most of us do not think about disasters until they strike.  A severe or heavy rainstorm, coupled with a high tide, can quickly turn Miller Avenue, Camino Alto, and the Manzanita Park and Ride into lakes.  A low snow level paired with several freezing days can bring snow to Mount Tamalpais.  Mix high temperatures with [...]

October 12th, 2011

100 Years of the Mill Valley Library Exhibit

100 Years of the Mill Valley Library Exhibit “100 Years of the Mill Valley Library,” latest historical exhibit by the Lucretia Hanson Little History Room, opened on July 1. The exhibit celebrates the centennial anniversary of the Library with 44 rare photographs, documents, and flyers from both the old Carnegie library on Lovell Avenue and [...]

July 15th, 2011
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Early Days of Mill Valley: 1901 to Present Day

On April 1, the second half of the “Early Days of Mill Valley” exhibit opened to the public.  While the first exhibit (you can view the archived exhibit here) presented archival photos of Mill Valley from 1834 up to incorporation in 1900, this one covers the 20th Century. The last century was a tumultuous and [...]

April 6th, 2011
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Art Lecture: Kerry James Marshall, Monday February 28

Art Lecture: Kerry James Marshall’s Mural at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Monday February 28, 7pm Artist Kerry James Marshall’s work has been called pictorially rich, intellectually spiky, and altogether masterful.  But he says he simply tries “to show things that are rarely shown, to reveal things that are hidden, to see the [...]

February 24th, 2011
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Art Lecture: Radical Light

Radical, avant garde, experimental, alternative, all words that conjure up images of edgy rebels, ahead of their time, and all words that could aptly describe the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s latest offering “Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000.” I am thrilled that Steve Seid, one [...]

January 27th, 2011
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From the History Room:
Early Days of Mill Valley

January 7 marks the opening of the latest historical exhibit by the Lucretia Hanson Little History Room in the Mill Valley Public Library.  “Early Days of Mill Valley: 19th Century – 1900” is the first of a two-part Library Centennial exhibit on the storied history of Mill Valley. Thirty-three photographs were selected out of the [...]

January 7th, 2011