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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.

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...

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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The Historical Society & Museum each have a page on Facebook.

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New in 2021

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