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Our vision is to understand and appreciate the unique history of Kentfield, Greenbrae and surrounding areas, and honor the individuals, groups and businesses that have made significant contributions to our community. 

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The original Kentfield firehouse 1930 was located in the tiny,
former J. E. Lewis real estate building.  (KFD Collection)

Kentfield Fire Department is
100 Years Old!

The Kentfield Fire District is celebrating 100 years of dedication to keeping our community safe. Even though Covid protocols are keeping them from having a big celebration or pancake breakfast this year, the KGHS would like to share some of its history and a few stories.

Please read our current newsletter.
September 2022 Historian


A special thank you to KGHS Board Member Paul Smith who served the Kentfield Fire District for 41 years, retiring as fire chief in 2016. He is currently researching and writing the history of the District.

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Current Kentfield Fire Department at Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and College Avenue

In case you missed it...
  • The KGHS and Anne T. Kent California Room  MCFL Presented

           Kentfield & Greenbrae Transformed Over Time: Historic Maps, Photos & More
           LINK TO March 25, 2021 RECORDING

@10:00 Richard Torney KGHS Board Historian "Kentfield & Greenbrae Then and Now"
                    @23:30 Dewey Livingston, Author of In the Heart of Marin: the History of Kentfield & Greenbrae and featured presentation









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In Memory of Mary "Molly" Kent Schardt

Molly was born in 1936 in Kentfield. She was the daughter of Roger Kent, chairman of the Northern California Democratic Party, and grand-daughter of William Ken, Congressman and creator of Muir Woods and Mt. Tamalpais State Park. She raised her two sons Chris and Fred, in Kentfield, the locus of their family for five genteration. Her contributions and stories of the Kent family were key to the establishment of KGHS and the publication of In the Heart of Marin.

In Memory of KGHS Board Member Lorelei Evans

She was always enthusiastic about reaching out to our community and sharing the history that she found so fascinating. Lorelei was a fourth generation Californian.  Her great grandparents, Frederic and Caroline Burk, lived on Palm Avenue in Kentfield at the turn of the century.  Fortunately, her grandfather, Frear Burk, and her great uncles regaled her with stories of growing up in Kentfield in the early 1900s and passed their love of history on to her. 


We are always looking for more community members to become involved. If you are interested, please contact us!
Events Committee: helping to organize and publicize member and community events
  • Research Committee: collecting more oral histories and generating the historical background of sites in the Kentfield and Greenbrae area...developing curriculum for third grade students, creating walking tours...

  • Membership & Outreach Committee: reaching out to local businesses and alumni to expand our membership


If you would like to be on one of the above committees, please send a message through and we will get back to you.


Did you remember to renew?


RENEWAL notices and reimnders were sent in November to those whose memberhips are due and those who have already expired. We do not want to lose your support. A KGHS membership is the best way to stay up to date on all of our interesting activities.  Your membership donation and renewal supports the research and preservation of local history right in your own community.


Non Profit/Business/Community  Memberships

If you are a business or community organization in the Kentfield-Greenbrae area, please join the KGHS and help support our continuing research, education and archival work for the preservation of local history.


$25                       Non-Profit Memberships
$50                       Business member

$250 -$500       Business partner

$1000 or more   Lifetime Business Partner




Support our Local Business/Community  Members

Lifetime business members

Woodland Market, Don and Sue Santa

Bon Air Shopping Center, Andrea Schultz

Marin General Hospital

Marin Catholic High School

County of Marin, Katie Rice Supervisor

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Broker, Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty

Bank of Marin


Business Partners

Katie Jarman, Coldwell Banker

Eric Wagner, Beaver Tree Service

John Herschleb, DDS

College of Marin, Linda Frank



Enjoy reading our Newsletters, the Historian, for more information about the Kentfield and Greenbrae Community. The December issue focuses on the Bon Air Center, its history and the current "refreshing" to make it more of a community center.

Calendar of Events





November  17:         KGHS Board Meeting 9-11 in Pop Up Store

Decemer 8:        KGHS Board Meeting 9-11 in Pop Up Store

"In the Heart of Marin: History of Kentfield and Greenbrae"

Now $50 online plus $5 shipping


"Historical Reflections of the Kentfield School District" 

This book includes the ANTHOLOGY, stories and memories collected from a variety of people who have lived and worked in "the heart of Marin."


 Special price:  $10



"Oral History Projects  Kent Middle School 2013-2014" 

This book includes the interviews of Kent alumni throughout the years done by the current eighth grade students. 


 Special price:  $10

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