SAVE THE DATE: November 2 - 4, 2018
2018 CGLHS Conference
LIVING WITH NATURE: THE SETTLEMENT AND PROTECTION OF THE MARIN COUNTY LANDSCAPE
Hosted by the Marin Art & Garden Center
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA
Friday, November 2 - Sunday, November 4, 2018
Registration will begin in late June — we advise you to reserve your hotel accommodations now! See below.
|Friday, Nov. 2
|| 8am - 3pm
|| Optional pre-conference tour in San Francisco
|| 5pm - 7pm
|| Welcome reception and keynote presentation at MAGC
| Sat., Nov. 3
|| Talks and lunch at MAGC
|| Afternoon tour followed by festive dinner
| Sunday, Nov. 4
|| Morning garden tour in Ross/Kentfield
|| 12 noon
|| Conference ends
Marin County is blessed with natural beauty, from the vistas of San Francisco Bay to the 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 on line through Marriott (link), or call (800) 321-2211 and ask for the California Garden and Landscape History Society group.
Above: 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.