Welcome

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.

Annual Meeting & Presentation Via Zoom

The Annual Program for the Martinez Historical Society... A virtual gathering over Zoom. Mixed with some official business, we plan to enjoy a screening of "A Community of Bocce."

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Become a Member

The Martinez Historical Society membership offers an array of benefits. Get Involved!
New in 2021

Interested in Volunteering?

Leadership at the Martinez Historical Society is always looking for people to help by getting involved.

We Appreciate Your Donation

Tax deductable donations are great.