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!


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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Got photos or old home movies of classic Marin?

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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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    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:

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    Elizabeth Challinor
    Elizabeth Challinor shared a link to MarinNostalgia's Timeline.March 16, 2015 3:47 pm
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    Ivan Amador
    Ivan AmadorDecember 6, 2014 8:07 am
    I put these together from clips of Baxter's nightclub in the 80's
    Ivan Amador
    Baxter's nightclub in the 80's Larkspur CA
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    Vicki McDonnell Eikermann
    Vicki McDonnell EikermannSeptember 5, 2014 1:42 am
    Anyone remember Pete's Pier in San Rafael? They had THE BEST crab sandwiches!!!! :D Wish I had a photo to share!
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