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First Wednesday: Joseph Lee’s Kentfield with historians Richard Torney and Dewey Livingston In-Person

Join historians Richard Torney and Dewey Livingston* for an in-depth examination of a painting by Joseph Lee which provides a rare and important view of central Marin County made during a period when photography was still in its infancy. Lee’s artistry reveals not only a great talent but also a finely honed skill at depicting a place and point in time in a way that draws the viewer into the life and feeling of the scene. The painting is of great value to residents, historians and naturalists, and contributes to a California-wide base of knowledge and appreciation.

*PLEASE NOTE: Dewey Livingston will appear in a pre-recorded presentation.

RICHARD TORNEY is a historian for the Jose Moya del Pino Library and Ross Historical Society. He’s on the Board of the Kentfield/Greenbrae Historical Society. He’s also a docent for the Mt. Tamalpais Gravity Car Barn.

DEWEY LIVINGSTON, map archivist for the California Room’s survey map collection, has been studying and writing about Marin County history for almost 50 years. Historian/curator at the Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History, and author of major studies with the National Park Service, his books include Nicasio: The Historic Valley at the Center of Marin and In the Heart of Marin: A History of Kentfield and Greenbrae.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Creekside Room
  History > First Wednesdays  
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