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Maypole Dance
Maypole Dance

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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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Ross Landing Map and Aerial View Today

(courtesy of the Anne T Kent California Room
Marin County Free Library)

The KGHS and Anne T. Kent California Room  MCFL


Kentfield & Greenbrae Transformed Over Time:
Historic Maps, Photos & More


Thu, Mar 25, 2021

@ 3:00 Susan Morrow KGHS Co-President Welcome
@ 5:00 Laurie Thompson Anne T. Kent California Room Librarian

@ 7:00 Heather McPhail-Sridharan KGHS Co-President Overview of KGHS & Introduction of Richard Torney
@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

Dewey Livingston, Historian & Map Archivist for the Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library will use historic maps and aerial photos to present a unique before-and-after visual history of Kentfield & Greenbrae. The geography & landscape of the area will transform before your eyes, through comparisons and overlays of historic maps, aerial photographs and current satellite images. Along the way, Dewey will delve deeper into the history of such sites as the Greenbrae Ranch, the Kent Estate, and the College of Marin/Kent School area. The program will also focus on changes to Corte Madera Creek between 1871 and 1971.

Local historian Richard Torney will introduce the program with "before & after" images of Kentfield & Greenbrae.

This program is a partnership between the Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society and the Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library


Aerial View of Kentfield 1920

(courtesy of the Anne T Kent California RoomMarin County Free Library)

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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 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.
Video recording of November Otis Presentation 

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/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




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



March 11:           Zoom KGHS Board Meeting 9:00-11:00am  
March 25:        
Webinar with MCFL

                     Kentfield & Greenbrae Transformed Over Time:
                 Historic Maps, Photos & More

With Dewey Livingston and Richard Torney


"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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