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Booze & Blessings – Tom Greerty Guest Speaker

Close The Flood Gates!!

With these recent storms and flood warnings in Martinez, it is timely to consider other flooding events that have occurred throughout the long history of our city and how they compare to today’s.

Romantic Martinez at the Museum

Martinez Historical Society is looking for historic memorabilia (prior 1950) for our new Romantic Martinez display. Your family history can be part of our next exhibit!
Martinez in Contra Costa County

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."

Calling All Historians

We invite all Martinez individuals — families, adults, children, business people, frontline and essential workers, first-responders, etc. — to help us record life in Martinez during the 2020 Coronavirus/Shelter-in-Place Your contributions will be saved in the Martinez Museum and shared with visitors to the museum interested in learning about these strange times.
Preparing Main Street for Paving in 1918

Building an Infrastructure for the Town of Martinez

Time For a Change...

Please be advised: The Martinez Museum will be temporarily closed for one week to allow for staff to update a new display.

May 28th - June 3rd : Museum Will Be Closed

Please plan to come visit the new display “Parades, Picnics and Parks” once the museum reopens. Thank you!