2018 CGLHS Conference
Living with Nature: The Settlement & Protection of the Marin County Landscape
Friday, November 2 - Sunday, November 4, 2018
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Hosted by the Marin Art & Garden Center
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA
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Registration includes opening reception, lectures, Saturday lunch, bus transportation for Saturday tour, cocktail reception and dinner Saturday night, and Sunday walking tour with box lunch.
The deadline has passed for the group rate, but you may still be able to reserve in the conference hotel. Please see below for contact information.
|Friday, Nov. 2
|| Optional pre-conference tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's
Marin County Civic Center (pre-registration required)
|| 5pm -7pm
|| Welcome reception and keynote presentation at
Marin Art & Garden Center (MAGC)
| Sat., Nov. 3
|| Membership meeting at MAGC followed by presentations and buffet lunch
|| Afternoon tour of historic sites on Mt. Tamalpais
|| Festive dinner at the historic Lagunitas Club
| Sun., Nov. 4
|| Morning garden tour in Ross/Kentfield followed by box lunch
|| Conference ends
Marin County is blessed with natural beauty, from the vistas of San Francisco Bay tothe redwood forests of Mt. Tamalpais, rolling farmland and the dramatic coastline of Point Reyes. The construction of the Golden Gate Bridge made Marin more accessible to San Francisco residents and brought with it the specter of over-development. This galvanized residents to organize and save the treasures of their natural landscape and established a context for ongoing stewardship of the land that continues today.
Many of the great 20th-century landscape architects and architects worked in Marin and houses and gardens here reflect the Bay Region style, blending with the natural surroundings and using local materials.
Join us for a conference focusing on this distinctive built environment and the people who created it, and the stories of the passionate advocates who worked to protect the beauty of the natural setting of Marin.
Marin Art & Garden Center (MAGC) was founded in 1945 by a group of Marin conservation leaders who wanted to save the 11-acre site and create a center for the arts and gardens. The 19th century barn, now a working theater, and Octagon House, currently the headquarters of the Ross Historical Society, are complemented by modernist buildings designed by Gardner Dailey and Russell Emmons with grounds first imagined by Thomas Church and later developed by Herman Hein. Today, it is owned and managed by a nonprofit organization and open for visitors year round.
MAGC is a 25-minute drive north from the Golden Gate Bridge and easily accessible from the East Bay via the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. There is ample free parking.
Conference hotel: Marriott Courtyard at Larkspur Landing
A limited number of rooms are reserved for CGLHS at a special reduced rate. Reservations must be made by October 1, 2018 to receive the discounted group rate. Reservations may be made online through Marriott at https://bit.ly/2lNSrO9, or call (800) 321-2211 and ask for the California Garden and Landscape History Society group.
Top: Two men (not identified) seated on a rock on the path up to the fire lookout at the top of Mount Tamalpais. The Tavern of Tamalpais is seen below. Photo c. 1905 by F. Ransome, courtesy of the Lucretia Little History Room, Mill Valley Public Library. Above right: Octagon House, Marin Art & Garden Center, built 1864, courtesy of Marin Art & Garden Center.