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History Museums of Novato

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Discover our local history!

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  photo of Novato History Museum 

Novato History Museum
In the historic 1850 Postmaster's House

815 DeLong Avenue, Novato, CA 94945
Phone: (415) 897-4320

  image of historic Hamilton Field History Museum 

Hamilton Field History Museum
In the historic 1934 Firehouse

555 Hangar Avenue, Novato, CA 94949
Phone: (415)  382-8614

Museum Hours (both locations): Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
12pm - 4pm or by appointment
Closed on Holidays
Admission: FREE

Please call the main number for each museum for more information.

Mailing address: Novato Historical Guild, P.O. Box 1296, Novato, CA

Novato Historical Guild

The Novato Historical Guild is a volunteer nonprofit organization founded in 1976 to staff and financially support the Novato History Museum and the Hamilton Field History Museum. The Guild has a partnership agreement with the City of Novato: the City owns the Museum buildings and the historical collections, and the Guild makes sure the Museums are open to the public, as well as are educational, inviting, and safe places to visit.

The Guild hosts quarterly membership meetings, which usually involve guest speakers on local history topics, and publishes The Novato Historian, a quarterly newsletter.

Membership in the Novato Historical Guild supports the preservation and interpretation of the history of Novato and Hamilton Field. Members receive a hard copy of the quarterly newsletter in the mail, The Novato Historian, gift shop discounts, and invitations to exclusive events.

Membership Fees:

Type  Fee 
Individual  $20/yr 
Family  $30/yr 
Student  $10/yr 
Business  $50/yr 
Patron  $100/yr 
Supporting  $200/yr 
Life, Individual  $350/yr 
Life, Joint  $500/yr 
Corporate Membership  $1,000/yr 
Benefactor  $1,00/yr 

Novato Historical Guild Membership Application and/or Membership Renewal Form 

Gift Shop

The Museums Gift Shops have the perfect gift for local history lovers!

Each museum has history books about Novato and Hamilton, unique notecards and tee shirts. The gift shops are open during regular public hours. For more information, please call the Novato History Museum at (415) 897-4320 or the Hamilton Field History Museum at (415) 382-8614.

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