Membership

The Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society (KGHS) was created in 2012 to collect, preserve and promote the wonderful stories of our community. Membership in the KGHS makes you part of a growing group of community members dedicated to exploring and documenting our local history before it’s lost forever.
 

We have published “In the Heart of Marin: The History of Kentfield and Greenbrae,” by noted author and historian, Dewey Livingston, and companion books:  “Oral History Projects” and “Historical Reflections.” 
 

We hosted the Centennial Celebration in 2014 recognizing 100 years of excellence in education in the Kentfield School District. We are planning another Community May Day Picnic on May 7, 2016. We continue to host membership events and presentations such as "Painters of Mt. Tamalpais" with Roy Farrington Jones.
 

We are working with the Kentfield School District to create curriculum and activities for students, especially in the K-4 classes, and are helping to establish a History Club at Kent Middle School to train students as junior docents to give walking tours of the area..

 

We publish a by-monthly/quarterly member online newsletter: the Kentfield-Greenbrae Historian as well as maintain our website www.kghs.org.

We are continuing research on the history of the region, gathering oral histories and collecting artifacts and photos for our archives.

 

By becoming a member of the KGHS, you’ll receive invitations to special members’ events as well as our popular newsletter, the Kentfield-Greenbrae Historian.  You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to meet other interesting people who share an interest in uncovering the past. 

 

 

Annual and Lifetime Membership Levels

 

$20 – Students & Seniors

$30 – Individuals & Families

$50 – Business Membership

$100 – Patron

$250 - Benefactor *

$500 – Historian *
$500 - Business Partnership*

$1000 + - Lifetime Membership*
$1000 + - Lifetime Business Membership*

 

* Benefactor level and above will receive a beautiful, KGHS tote bag

 

BBenefits of Membership in the Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society
 

  • Invitations to special members’ events

  • Our newsletter, The Kentfield-Greenbrae Historian (click here to view previous editions)

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Opportunities to meet new people who share your interest in local history

  • KGHS commemorative tote bag for 2016 Benefactor ($250) member levels and above

  • Your contribution helps the KGHS to collect, preserve and promote the history of our community for generations to come.

 

Gift Memberships
 

Gift MembershipsKGHS gift memberships make the perfect gift for the friend or family member who has everything.  Whether they’re learning something new about Kentfield and Greenbrae, or reminiscing about forgotten landmarks like Greenbrae Lanes or the old suspension bridge at Stadium Way, members enjoy being part of a growing organization dedicated to collecting and celebrating local history.

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© 2012 Logo design by Vickie Stolberg.

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. 

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

SUMMER FUN FROM THE PAST...

Bon Air Trampoline Center in 1960 (Marin History Museum

Paul Daly Swim School  1952-1980's
(Photo courtesy of Paula Daly Skov)

Swimming in Corte Madera slough. Kelly family near Bon Air Bridge (Mary Clifford Gilardi Collection)

Ballet Aquacade at the Kent Estate circa 1958
Photo Courtesy of Marjean Sellman

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 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 on
May 4, 2019

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


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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.

 

New!!

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

 

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

 

Business Partners

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

 

2020
 

SEPTEMBER
 

September  10:      Zoom KGHS Board Meeting 9:30-11:00am
                        

 

OCTOBER
 

October 8:          Zoom KGHS Board Meeting 9:30-11:00am

 

October TBD:     Virtual Members Meeting                                               

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

Now $50 online

Publications

"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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