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Celebrate the Life of Louise Arner Boyd Sept 24

Celebrate the 130th birthday of Louise Arner Boyd with cake and a movie! Join Save Marin’s History and the Elks Lodge for a movie short of San Rafael’s own Arctic Explorer, Louise Arner Boyd. Following this insightful read more

John Marsh House Free Event Oct. 15, 2016

Celebrate Heritage Day at the John Marsh Stone House! Pioneer Dr. John Marsh built this stone house in the City of Brentwood in Eastern Contra Costa County.  When the house was completed in 1856, it was considered the read more

Saving Casa de Estudillo, San Diego

Read about the history of Casa de Estudillo a long time project of the NSCDA-CA’s San Diego County Committee, in “Reconstructing a Landmark: How a Popular Book, Cultural Attitudes Transformed San Diego’s La Casa de Estudillo”  read more

Visiting Octagon House & Cow Hollow

Traveling to San Francisco?  Come check out our Cow Hollow’s neighborhood and its many enticements described by Adriana Jones in The Culture Trip’s, Top Ten Things to Do and See in Cow Hollow.   And please visit read more

San Francisco History Days March 5 & 6

This weekend, March 5–6, 2016 the Old Mint becomes a pop-up museum of San Francisco history featuring more than 75 exhibitors. It will be open on Sat 11-5 and Sun 11-4.  Tours of the building begin at 12:30 read more

Preserving Sulgrave Manor in the UK

Last Fall, George Washington’s ancestral home at Sulgrave Manor in Oxfordshire, had several farmhouses reroofed using the ancient craft of thatching.   Thatched roofs for cottages and farm buildings were the architectural norm in rural read more

From SF Gate: Octagon House Video

Join Michael Callahan as he takes us on a journey back to January 11, 1960 … Thank you SF Gate!

Closed Dec. 13: Due to Heavy Rain/High Winds

Dear Octagon House Visitors and Volunteers, Sunday, December 13’s Open House a the Octagon House Museum is cancelled due to today’s storms. We look forward to seeing you at a future open house. Sincerely, Gail Sollid, read more

Welcoming Military Personnel and their Families

Starting this Memorial Day and through Labor Day, the Octagon House Museum is pleased to participate in Blue Star Museums.   What is Blue Star Museums? Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National read more

Book Signing & Talk on Hildreth Meiere: Rediscovered Woman Art Deco Muralist

ARION PRESS & GRABHORN INSTITUTE invite you to a book signing and illustrated talk by Catherine Coleman Brawer Hildreth Meière: Rediscovered Woman Art Deco Muralist Hildreth Meière (1892-1961) is the unsung heroine of the Art read more