OK, how many of you Marinites know A: if Marin has a history museum; or B: where it’s located? Yes, we have one and it’s located in San Rafael at the corner of Mission and B Streets (where Mission jogs one block). It’s the lovely, very gingerbready Victorian Boyd Gate House at the southern tip of Boyd Park. And,
what does one find here? Well, right now they’ve got four exhibits, including “Louise A. Boyd: Heiress & Explorer”. Come learn the history of local legend Louise, a woman of privilege who went on scientific voyages to the arctic. Louise Boyd left a legacy and scientific discovery nearly unrivaled by any woman of the 20th century.
Then there’s “Ships, Yachts and Ferries – Marin’s Maritime History”, which is the rich and long history of Marin’s maritime. Stories of the sea ferrying day are told from the shipping lines, lighthouses and ship wrecks. History of Marin’s maritime span from Sir Francis Drake’s on The Golden Hinde in 1579, to Marin’s early industries shipping merchandise to San Francisco in support of the Gold Rush.
There are more exhibits at the Marin history Museum including “Miwoks, Missions and Malls – Marin County’s History” and “An Afternoon in a Victorian Parlor” at the Boyd Gate House Don’t miss out!
Added bonus – it’s free!
Hours: 11:00 – 4:00 Tuesday – Saturday
11:00 – 8:00 Thursday.