Who We Are
The Martinez Historical Society was created in 1973 to save this 1890 cottage and its site from becoming another parking lot in downtown Martinez. Convinced that our city's history deserved a repository where papers, documents, photographs and artifacts could be housed, we prevailed upon the City of Martinez to join with us in acquiring use of the "Borland House" for our purpose. A lease was obtained from the Contra Costa College District, and we took possession in February, 1974.
Join Us – Make a Difference for Martinez
This is a real match in efforts... The Scaffolding has been donated by Unique Scaffold! The prep work was given by Carpenters Local 152! And the painting will be done by volunteers from the Martinez Refinery!
Martinez In Contra Costa
"Just thirty-five miles around the corner from San Francisco, where the waters from Suisun Bay and Carquinez Straits mingle, is Martinez, the county seat of Contra Costa. In traveling there by rail one follows the winding water front of Contra Costa from Berkeley to Martinez."
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