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The Martinez Historical Society was created in 1973 to save this 1890 cottage and its site from becoming another parking lot in downtown Martinez.
The 30th Anniversary of the Martinez-Dunbar “Twinning” He wrote more than 300 articles and 12 books published in multiple languages heard around the world. He
Thousands of Them on the Internet Right Now Growing up in El Cerrito as I did, Martinez was where you went if you had jury
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.
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Please be advised: The Martinez Museum will be temporarily closed for one week to allow for staff to update a new display.
Please plan to come visit the new display “Parades, Picnics and Parks” once the museum reopens. Thank you!