Keep Martinez’s Rich History Alive!

History of Martinez

In 1824, the Alhambra Valley was included in a 17,000 acre land grant awarded to Don Ygnacio Martinez by the Mexican government for services rendered to the Royal Spanish and Mexican armies. In 1849, Don Ygnacio's son, Don Vicente, built the adobe house now located at the rear of the John Muir Home Historic Site.

Fran Hammond Recollections, Including a Childhood on Granger’s Wharf

Museum Renovations Underway!

Other Good News… We anticipate opening our doors to the public soon!