The Novato Historical Guild is a membership nonprofit organization founded in 1976.

Mission: To collect, preserve and make reasonably available to the public exhibits and information related to the historical and social development of the Novato Valley and the adjacent North Marin area.

The focus is on the greater Novato area from the land grant days of the early 1800’s to the present.

Guild volunteers staff and support the Novato History Museum and the Hamilton Field History Museum in a partnership agreement with the City of Novato: the City owns the museum buildings and the historical collections, and the Guild ensures that the Museums are open to the public for educational exhibits and historical research.

The Guild hosts quarterly membership meetings, with guest speakers on local historic topics, and publishes The Novato Historian, a quarterly newsletter.

The public is welcome to visit and enjoy our local history museums.