Rachel B. Lain
Rachel B. Lain
Vallejo's first woman doctor was Rachel Brown Lain, M.D., who practiced medicine in Vallejo from 1891 until her death in 1918. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1863. She maintained hospital beds in her home at the southwest corner of Marin and Carolina streets. Dr. Lain also owned the first automobile seen in Vallejo, a 1904 Maxwell. Photo courtesy of Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.

Our Library

 
Our small but well-stocked library is open to members and to the public on the 2nd Thursdays of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm and every Tueday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  Other times may be arranged by appointment.

We also have use of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum's reference library.  A GSVB member will welcome your questions and help you search for your family.