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The History Room is currently open by appointment only. To arrange an appointment, email Natalie Snoyman.


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Oral History Spotlight: the Curtain Theatre Returns!

August 26, 2021 

The Curtain Theatre was formed by Mill Valleyans John Leonard, Steve Coleman, and Mikel Clifford. The opening production of Shakespeare's As You Like It was staged in 2000 to celebrate Mill Valley's centennial. With sponsorship from the Mill Valley Arts Commission, the Outdoor Arts Club, Parks and Recreation, and generous community donors, the Curtain Theatre has continued to produce free summer shows in scenic Old Mill Park Amphitheater. The Curtain Theatre postponed its 21st summer production to this year due to COVID-19 but we are excited to have them back with a production of Twelfth Night. To celebrate the Curtain Theatre's 2021 season, why not listen to a recently-added oral history with Steve Beecroft, actor, producer, and fearless fight director?

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The History Mill

June 21, 2021 

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.

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Mapping Mill Valley History

May 17, 2021 

Have you ever found yourself looking at a building downtown, wondering what it looked like in the past? Check out our new project Mapping Mill Valley History!

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Vaccine Dreams: Looking Back to Marin's "K.O. Polio" Campaign

December 17, 2020 

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.

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"Talkin' 'bout Mill Valley"

July 9, 2020 

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the release of Rita Abrams's hit song "Mill Valley," the History Room traces the tune's trajectory and its lasting impact with a digital exhibit.

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