Welcome to Marin’s first online interactive museum!

What is MarinNostalgia.org? Launched in 2006 by lifelong resident and Marin County Realtor Jason Lewis, MarinNostalgia is a virtual time machine.  The more visitors who contribute their memories, photos, and videos of Marin’s colorful past from the 1950s to the 1990s, the more meaningful and entertaining MarinNostalgia will become..  Please help spread the word (e.g. LIKE on Facebook) and, most importantly, don’t be shy.  Share a memory!

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What favorite Marin place or event are you dying to see again?  Click MOST WANTED to make your request for photos, videos, and/or memories.

 
 
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Do you have an old photo or video of something about Marin that is different than it is today?  If so, PLEASE don’t throw it away!  It’s HISTORY!  Let’s scan it and put it up on MarinNostalgia.org for everyone to reflect upon and enjoy.  And don’t hesitate to leave comments on stuff you see on this site.  Your written memories are just as important as photos.

Please email Jason Lewis to send in your photos.

Enjoy! — Jason

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  • MarinNostalgia

    THE place to see and discuss your classic Marin County photos and stories.
    Victor Peoro
    Victor PeoroJuly 31, 2015 4:02 am
    I picked up some photos someone casually snapped at the old Renaissance Fair in Novato circa 1997 if you're interested in posting them
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    Constanza Perry
    Constanza PerryJuly 11, 2015 1:18 am
    "Save Marin's History"
    Presents
    The history of San Quentin Museum
    by local historian Marcie Miller &
    a discussion on the current status of
    the Marin History Museum

    When: Tuesday, July 21st at 7:00 PM
    Where: San Rafael Elks Lodge,
    1312 Mission Ave, San Rafael
    Parking in rear of house, or any San Rafael City lots!
    Local Historian, Marcie Miller will introduce you to a local museum she recently visited - The San Quentin Museum - and tell you what Marin's history means to her. The San Quentin Museum reopened in 1992 with elaborate exhibits featuring a life size prison cell, original locks from the old Spanish cell blocks and extensive photographic displays that take the visitor from San Quentin's beginning in 1852. Ms. Miller will provide an introduction to the Museum but we encourage you to view it for yourself. Contact information for the San Quentin Museum is below.

    A group discussion will follow on the current status of another local Museum - the Marin History Museum. In April, the Marin History Museum Board of Directors announced they are filing for dissolution of their 501(c)3. They have already begun selling off historic objects from the Artifact Collection in an effort to meet their financial obligations. Please join us if you have questions, concerns or ideas on how to help our local county museum.
    Light refreshments and no-host bar will be available. Visitors must sign in at bar. Everyone is welcome!

    San Quentin State Prison Museum
    Located inside the gates of San Quentin State Prison, at the western foot of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge,Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 415-454-1460, ext. 5803. Good to know: You must check in with the guard at the main gate.
    Save Marin's History
    Website: www.savemarinhistory.org
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    Constanza Perry
    Constanza PerryJuly 11, 2015 1:10 am
    "Save Marin's History"
    Presents
    The history of San Quentin Museum
    by local historian Marcie Miller &
    a discussion on the current status of
    the Marin History Museum

    When: Tuesday, July 21st at 7:00 PM
    Where: San Rafael Elks Lodge,
    1312 Mission Ave, San Rafael
    Parking in rear of house, or any San Rafael City lots!
    Local Historian, Marcie Miller will introduce you to a local museum she recently visited - The San Quentin Museum - and tell you what Marin's history means to her. The San Quentin Museum reopened in 1992 with elaborate exhibits featuring a life size prison cell, original locks from the old Spanish cell blocks and extensive photographic displays that take the visitor from San Quentin's beginning in 1852. Ms. Miller will provide an introduction to the Museum but we encourage you to view it for yourself. Contact information for the San Quentin Museum is below.

    A group discussion will follow on the current status of another local Museum - the Marin History Museum. In April, the Marin History Museum Board of Directors announced they are filing for dissolution of their 501(c)3. They have already begun selling off historic objects from the Artifact Collection in an effort to meet their financial obligations. Please join us if you have questions, concerns or ideas on how to help our local county museum.
    Light refreshments and no-host bar will be available. Visitors must sign in at bar. Everyone is welcome!

    San Quentin State Prison Museum
    Located inside the gates of San Quentin State Prison, at the western foot of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge,Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 415-454-1460, ext. 5803. Good to know: You must check in with the guard at the main gate.
    Save Marin's History
    Website: www.savemarinhistory.org
    Follow us on Facebook for most recent updates!
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    Noel Thevenet
    Noel ThevenetJune 20, 2015 7:25 pm
    Hi there,
    Just thought you'd be interested...I was in Fairfax visiting from France back in September 1975 (was 19 years old) hitch hiking with my wife to be (a few years later). We ended up spending the evening in River City because some one had told us there would be good music playing that night....the band was Jerry Garcia, Nicky Hopkins, Mickey Hart...Even though I was living in France, I was already fan of the Grateful Dead so this was a dream come true...I happened to have met Mickey Hart"s cousin who was in Paris then, so that gave me a chance to chat with him...the music was great of course. Before River City, I had noticed a record store next door with Van Morrison's pictures and albums all over the window & walls...I went in to enquire and talked to some old Irish people who happened to be his parents running the store.....surprising town indeed.I went back to Fairfax last week to take a walk down memory lane and talked to lots of people that might remember these days. Every body had a different story about where River City used to be...I just found the picture attached in an old shoes box at home...the yellow building is where the record store used to be...it is now a realtor...Times are a changing....
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    Arthur Feidler
    Arthur FeidlerMarch 26, 2015 5:36 pm
    The iconic Southern Heights wooden bridge is slated to be “lost” by the City of San Rafael in lieu of a newer, larger, metal or concrete bridge. The neighbors of Southern Heights all agree that while the bridge needs repair, replacement is unnecessary. Both the San Rafael city council members and the department of public works have been contacted and have given vague answers regarding code, grant money, etc. If you love this bridge, the way it has been for as long as anyone can remember, I encourage you to contact the San Rafael city council and let them know:

    http://fs18.formsite.com/cityofsanrafael/form34/index.html
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