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.

Member Benefits

Newsletter:
Our monthly newletter, Taproot, is mailed electronically to members in good standing.  It is also available in the "members only" section of this website.  It contains details on meeting programs locally and nearby, family stories of members, selected research items, and more.
 
Reference Library: 
Located at the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum in Room 9 on the 2nd floor (enter through Room 10).  Open on 2nd Thursdays from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm and every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm for individual research and discussion. 
 
Program Meetings:
Regular programs are scheduled on the 1st Thursday of every month at 1:00 pm.  Sometimes a guest speaker is featured, sometimes an informal group discussion on a selected topic, sometimes a DVD viewing followed by a group discussion. 
 
Field Trips:
Once or twice a year a field trip may be scheduled for those interested in visiting nearby repositories of historical or genealogical interest. 
 
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