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The Moya del Pino Library and Ross Historical Society

Moya~RHS is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the Town of Ross and sharing it with current residents, and to preserving the memory of José Moya del Pino, past Ross resident and one of the original founders of the Marin Art and Garden Center.


The collection of the Moya del Pino Library is devoted to works related to art, decorative arts, architecture, gardening and local history. Many of the original volumes are from the personal collections of the Moya del Pino family and other local families. It is complemented by the Ross Historical Society’s wealth of historical photographs, documents and other resources spanning the past 150 years.

Our Activities


The Moya del Pino Library / Ross Historical Society organizes the following activities:


First Thursday Forenoon Programs

Presentations are given by authors, artists, scholars, or experts in a given field. They span a variety of interesting topic areas, mostly relating to the art and history of Marin County and surrounding areas. See our event calendar for information of upcoming lectures.

Town of Ross Annual 4th of July Celebration

MOYA-RHS participates in the Town festivities by displaying historic photographs at Ross Common. 

The Ross Historical Society/Moya Library will participate in the town of Ross'
4th of July parade and celebration.
Come visit our stand at Ross Common after the parade — we will have a number of historic photographs on view! 

Our next presentation will be on Thursday September 12. Read more about it on our Events page.

Books and Articles

The Historical Society researches and contributes articles to a variety of publications. It has also published "Ross California – The People, the Places, the History," a thorough and entertaining account of the Town’s history beginning with its pioneers in the early 1800’s.  A book about the life and works of José Moya del Pino is also available; see our Publications page for more information.

Research Assistance

We are happy to respond to inquiries and assist historians, homeowners, students and many others with their research about the Town of Ross, its people and its history.

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