History of the Bolinas Post Office -
Postmark on envelope, 1885.

History Room

History of the Bolinas Post Office

February 3 - June 2, 2024

Curated by Elia Haworth

For 160 years, Bolinas had a busy downtown post office. Then, in early 2023, an unfortunate and perhaps avoidable set of circumstances left the Bolinas postal service without a home. The situation became a dire hardship for the town and an urgent issue. This exhibit, featuring Bolinas’s original 1863 post office facade, shares fascinating stories from the days of mail delivered by horse and boat to the present. It highlights some of the communications, dynamic postmasters, and community spirit of residents who joined throughout the decades to maintain the presence and integrity of the USPS as an essential service in Bolinas.