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.
Bon Air’s 70th Birthday Bash
Saturday, May 7th, 11am-2pm
May History & Heritage Day
Bon Air is turning 70, celebrate with us! Saturday, May 7th, 11am-2pm. We are partnering with the Kentfield Greenbrae Historical Society for a 70th Birthday Bash! Enjoy a day of appreciation and commemoration beginning with a proclamation of Bon Air Day from the City of Larkspur and kicking off with center-wide participation and entertainment, including merchant specials, samples, trunk shows, treats and more. Live music by Bread & Roses Presents, a corn hole tournament hosted by Gott’s Roadside and the Larkspur Chamber of Commerce are some of the day’s highlights. Watch our new wall mural unfold, showcasing the past, present and future of Bon Air created in partnership with Marin Open Studios and the Canal Artist Alliance. Community organizations from across Marin will celebrate with hands-on activities along the promenade, local fire trucks and vintage cars dating back to 1952 on display under the oak tree. Saturday, May 7th, 11am-2pm.
Bon Air Center 1952
(courtesy of the Greenbrae Management Company)
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
In Memory of Mary "Molly" Kent Schardt
In Memory of KGHS Board Member Lorelei Evans
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.
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.
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?
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
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
March 7: KGHS Presentation to Bacich Third Grade Classes
March 10: KGHS Board Meeting 9-11 in Pop Up Store
April 14: KGHS Board Meeting 9-11 in Pop Up Store
May 7: Celebration of 70 years of the Bon Air Center
May History and Heritage Day
in partnership with the 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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