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.

2022 Halloween Spooktacular

We will be handing out treats and other surprises to the kiddos on our front porch. Last year kids took advantage of the photo opportunity with our life size Mr/Ms skeleton sitting on our front bench.

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...

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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.

Brick Sales Extended!

Sales are going strong! Help Us Reach Our Goal.