A Bottle-Themed Look at the Past at the Marin History Museum

History, Unbottled

Vessels — whether they’re casks, bowls, or otherwise — are fascinating objects imbued with meaning, capable of telling rich stories about the world at a specific point in time. Glass bottles, which were produced first in Mesopotamia around 1500 B.C., speak volumes.

History, Unbottled

Go to the Marin History Museum and experience the county’s past through its bottling industries — dairies, brewing, and pharmacies — and the themes of bottled nourishment, health and entertainment. Along with the museum’s glass bottle selection, Unbottled also features original advertising, artifacts, pottery, paintings and special loans from locals. Dennis Gilardi, a Larkspur resident, has loaned a rare blue-glass seltzer bottle from the Blue Rock Inn (now Left Bank Restaurant) — one of Marin earliest hotels. Come see it all at the historic Boyd Gate House in San Rafael.

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.