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. 

Mt. Tamalpais from the Kent Estate

George Demont Otis

(courtesy of the KFD)

NOVEMBER 12, 2020

We were pleased with the wonderful response to our first virtual Members Meeting on Thursday, November 12. Our Webinar featured George Demont Otis. We returned to the video presentation, Visions of Marin: George Demont Otis, American Impressionist, which premiered in October 2016. The retrospective, produced by Marin filmmaker Rebecca Sylla, with narration by KGHS Board Member Mary Gilardi, was augmented with photos and remembrances of the 2016 Otis exhibition at the College of Marin.

Link to: KGHS Otis November 12 Presentation

This meeting was dedicated to Jessie Hartley, niece of George Demont Otis, who made the original exhibit and video possible and sadly passed away earlier this month.

Mantle of Spring

KGHS Pop Up Store and Gallery

Due to the "Shelter in Place" orders for
Marin County, our Pop Up will be
CLOSED until further notice.
Online orders will be fulfilled.

The perfect gifts for family members and friends:
        Our book: In the Heart of Marin: A History of Kentfield And Greenbrae

                                                              by Dewey Livingsotn

        Gift cards, tote bags and birthday calendars
        Gift memberships


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 info@kghs.org and we will get back to you.

Some interesting links for you:


A Vision of Marin: George Demont Otis, American Impressionist    CLICK HERE

Read more about George Demont Otis

in our September 2016 Historian


Marin Historical Societies and Museums
In December 2017 we focused on the wealth of local history and the museums and societies that continue to protect our heritage. Several of them were part of our Community Heritage and History Day last May and more will be at our next celebration hopefully in MAY 2021

Here is a link to the most recent list:
Marin Historical Societies and Museums




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 Memberships
$25                       Non Profit member
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.


$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 2:      Zoom KGHS Board Meeting 10:00-11:00am

November 12:     Webinar Annual Members Meeting via Zoom 6:30
                          George Demont Otis Video Screening and Discussion

November 15:    Renewal notices will be mailed                            



December 10:     Zoom KGHS Board Meeting 9:00-11:00am  


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!                                             

"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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