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.

Save the Date – June 18th

Celebrate an In-Person Event!! On FRIDAY, June 18th, the Martinez Historical Society will hold it's quarterly talk/address. Due to the lingering Covid19 restrictions the gathering will be held at NANCY BOYD PARK.

Renovations Underway and Opening Soon!

The Borland House has used our downtime to fix some issues and we anticipate opening our doors to the public soon. Date still to be determined, however we are still answering any research or any other inquiries so please let us know your needs...

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