When the Mill Valley Historical Society hosts its 41st Annual Members’ Meeting & Potluck Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 18, it will do so by featuring a guest speaker that is about as steeped in the history of the 94941 and its surrounding areas as anyone could ever hope to be.
Mill Valley resident Betty Goerke, now the chairperson of the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM), is a professor emeritus at College of Marin, where she has taught anthropology and archaeology for more than 40 years. For this event, Goerke will dive into “Paradise Lost:  When Indians Lived in Mill Valley,” an exploration of Chief Marin and the Coast Miwok Indians, who were once so prevalent in Mill Valley and Marin.

The 411: The Mill Valley Historical Society‘s annual meeting and dinner on Thursday, Oct. 18 kicks off with social hour at 6pm, followed by dinner at 6:45pm, the members’ meeting at 7:30pm and Goerke’s presentation at 7:45pm. The event is at the Community Center, 180 Camino Alto. Open to members only but anyone can join at the door. Membership dues range from $15 for seniors to $1,000 for lifetime.

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