Keep Martinez’s Rich History Alive!


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.

Personalized Pathway Bricks

The Martinez Historical Society is looking for interested donors like yourself to participate in our newest fundraiser! Patrons may purchase a personalized brick...

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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Upcoming Events

We'll Be There!

The Martinez Historical Society will be in attendance as a vendor. Come find our booth and you’ll see merchandise for sale.

Pathway Bricks will also be available. It’s our latest fundraiser and you can submit hard-copy forms on the spot! It’s a limited offer, take advantage of this unique opportunity.

More information is available on the Martinez Arts Association website. This event is from 10am to 5pm in Susana Street Park. Congratulations to the MAA on more than 50 years of Art in the Park!

Become a Member

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

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.