Keep Martinez’s Rich History Alive!

Community Fair – April 23rd

Support Non-Profits of Martinez! It’s a community faire on April 23 at the downtown plaza during the farmers market. 9:00am – 1:00pm Stroll around and visit our sister non profit organizations while sipping some coffee donated by Starbucks (9-11) and fill out a ticket for $50.00 “carrot cash” drawing! Find out what the organizations do […]

Booze & Blessings – Tom Greerty Guest Speaker

The First Quarterly Gathering of 2023 This well attended event featured lively stories about the strong community and rich history surrounding the drinking establishments of Martinez. Tom spoke for about an hour while those in attendance enjoyed old photos and some great laughs. Several members and other interested folks were unable to attend in-person and […]

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!

Remembering Dwight Boynton

In the summer of 1940, global uncertainty was growing more dire by the day. The war in Asia was going poorly for the allies as the Japanese Imperial Navy was making bold and unchecked advances throughout the Pacific, capturing one island after another. In Europe, Adolph Hitler and the Nazi army had claimed much of […]

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…

The Legacy and 100 Year Celebration, Martinez Native & Environmental Activism Pioneer

Join us in posthumously recognizing a man who was not only a pioneer in the field of biological control of pests but an environmental activist as well.

This man was Robert van den Bosch, or Van, as he was known by his friends, and he was born and raised in Martinez at 1315 Court Street. Van was a 1939 graduate of Alhambra Union High School.