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.
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 newsletters:
September 2022 Historian
December 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
Current Kentfield Fire Department at Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and College Avenue
Fundraising Drive Coming Soon!
A major purchase and extensive archival work in the coming year
will have us reaching out to the KGHS and greater community ...
Be the first to donate!
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
A Vision of Marin: George Demont Otis, American Impressionist CLICK HERE
Read more about George Demont Otis in our September 2016 Historian.
Video recording of November Otis Presentation
GET INVOLVED WITH KGHS!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you.
Did you remember to renew?
We've switched to an annual RENEWAL CYCLE... all renewals are due by December 31, 2022 so don't forget to support us for the new year. We will have some very exciting news early in 2023 and we want you to be the first to hear!
RENEW, JOIN or DONATE HERE!
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
PLEASE GO TO OUR MEMBERSHIP PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
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
Katie Jarman, Coldwell Banker
Eric Wagner, Beaver Tree Service
John Herschleb, DDS
College of Marin, Linda Frank
NEWSLETTERS ON LINE...
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
February 16: KGHS Board Meeting 9-10:30 in Pop Up Store
March 16: KGHS Board Meeting 9-10:30 in Pop Up Store
April 19: KGHS Board Meeting 9-10:30 in Pop Up Store
May 19 Special Event to be announced
May 20 KGHS & Bon Air Community Day 11-2 pm
Bon Air Center
"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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