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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Become a Member

The Martinez Historical Society membership offers an array of benefits. New in 2022... Register with our new members-only site. Lots of features and totally private. Get Involved!
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Interested in Volunteering?

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

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