We are excited to announce the premiere episode of the Library's newest podcast, the History Mill! Join Natalie Snoyman, History Room Librarian, as we learn about, celebrate, and share the lesser-known histories of Mill Valley.
Earlier this week, the first shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in California, with five healthcare workers in Los Angeles taking the first doses. Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state's initial plans to distribute the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine one week ago, leading History Room Archivist Natalie Snoyman to dig deep into our collections and consider other mass inoculation events that took place here in Marin County to eradicate polio.
There are many similarities to be observed between the 1918 flu and the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to understand how Mill Valley was affected by the 1918 pandemic, I turned to our collection documenting the city’s local history.