Tag Archives: Mare Island Naval Shipyard

Last call to purchase tickets before we sell out

For those members who are local to the Bay Area, this event may be of interest.


On Sept 16th, 1854, Commander David Farragut officially opened the Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

The Mare Island Historical Park Foundation invites you to come celebrate: Mare Island Founders Day – September 16th – 

Who: Foundation members and Mare Island residents, businesses, and stakeholders.

What: A backyard dinner, including a little history and Foundation update, to benefit the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation, stewards of the Admiral’s Mansion, St. Peter’s Chapel, and the former (and future!) museum.

When: Sept 16th, 5:00-7:30 PM.

Where: The gardens of the Admiral’s Mansion, 1065 Walnut, Mare Island.

How: Tickets are limited. $30/person ($25 for kids 12 and under), includes dinner and a drink (Foundation members get an additional drink ticket). Deadline for purchasing tickets September 9. All proceeds benefit the Foundation.

For Details and to Purchase Tickets Visit: www.mihpf.evenbrite.com  

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION: The Mare Island Historic Park Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the rich and diverse history of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. For more information, tours, and experiences on the Island, visit mihpf.org.

Mare Island Historical Society · 250 13th St · Vallejo, CA 94590-6448 · USA

Upcoming Webinar – A History of Health Care at Mare Island

This webinar on some local history may be of interest to some readers.


Topic: A History of Health Care at Mare Island

Description: The story of hospitals and doctors at the Navy’s first west coast ship yard.

To register, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gucHG18CTb6zmKMUNRyT6g