To reach MAPOM you may: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call Ralph Shanks at 415 899-9494, or write us at MAPOM, PO Box 481, Novato CA 94948.
Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin (MAPOM) is a volunteer based, non-profit organization. It was founded in 1970 as the result of community involvement in the study of Coast Miwok culture in Marin County. Our mission is to help identify, preserve and protect the cultural and physical resources of the Coast Miwok, indigenous peoples of Marin and southern Sonoma Counties. We seek to provide the public with accurate information about this tribe's rich history and current events. Some of our activities:
Promote scholarly research, publish books and offer to the public with related titles.
Offer California Indian Skills Classes, taught at Kule Loklo Cultural Exhibit in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
Participate in Coast Miwok (Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria) events, and the Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo.
Support related cultural programs, exhibits and lectures.
Help support us! We welcome new members and public input. We also encourage members to join our Board of Directors. Annual MAPOM membership benefits include our semi-annual newsletter, The Acorn, a must-have with articles on local events and news. Membership dues are: $10 for seniors, full-time students and first-time MAPOM students; $20 for individuals; and $25 for families. Fill out form, enclose together with your check payment and mail to: Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin, PO Box 481, Novato CA 94948.