The Floyd Russel Family History Room
The Influence of Marconi & RCA in Local Communities
June 7 - November 9, 2014 / Curated by Elia Haworth
This exhibition features local family and individual stories that illustrate how Marconi and RCA companies impacted and enriched our local communities. The Marconi installation in 1914, arrival of RCA in 1919, and later expansion in 1939 had a profound impact on the communities of Coastal Marin. In addition to national attention and new technologies, the companies provided jobs for locals and an infusion of new townspeople who moved to the area for employment. It includes a selection of personal stories of families and individuals such as Gus Kovats in Point Reyes and the family of Annie Crotts in Bolinas whose lives became entwined with these global companies.