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Brief History and Mission

Statement of the Martinez Oral History Project (MOHP)


Originating in the Fall of 2006, the goal of this small group of volunteers working under the guidance of the Martinez Historical Society, has been to collect and document the memories of Martinez citizens.  Through our video interviews we are collecting the important life stories of many of our citizens who have lived in or near Martinez for all or most of their lives.  Their stories are helping us to understand and interpret the rich cultural and ethnic landscape of the Martinez area, thereby insuring that these stories will not be lost.


Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike. Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

John Muir

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