Human Influence on Bolinas Lagoon: A Timeline -
U.S. Coastguard, Aerial of Bolinas Lagoon and area, c. 1945, Gelatin silver print, Bolinas Museum History Archives, 2004.1.3

History Room

Human Influence on Bolinas Lagoon: A Timeline

June 18 - September 10, 2016

Curated by Elia Haworth and Kate Bimrose

Bolinas Lagoon defines the environment of this area for both wildlife and humans. This fascinating and informative timeline uses text, historic photographs, and maps to lead viewers through the history of human interaction with the lagoon. Generations of economic, political, social, and environmental cultures have affected the lagoon’s shape and health, often tugging between resource consumption and protection. As the timeline moves into recent decades it traces concerted human effort to understand and aid the lagoon’s natural balance. Understanding the past so we can interact with the Lagoon wisely today will have a powerful effect on its unpredictable future.