Explore Historic Monterey
The Explore Historic Monterey cell phone tours and brochure were made possible by a Preserve America grant from the National Park Service.
Ed Ricketts’ Marine Specimen Tanks, 1928-1948
In October 2010, as part of a grant awarded to the City of Monterey by the Community Foundation for Monterey County, conservators stabilized and protected the concrete specimen tanks located in back of the Pacific Biological Laboratories building. Marine biologist Ed Ricketts used the tanks to store marine specimens for his research and in preparation for shipment to schools, universities and museums. The tanks were originally built by Vicente Rodriguez, the previous owner of the Lab site, who used them for his fish salting and sardine pressing operation. Ricketts began using the tanks when he moved to the site in 1928.
|Saga of the Life and Times of Jane Bushton Allen: From Australia to Gold Rush California |
Continuing with its “Talking History” Series for National Museums Month, the City of Monterey will host its second presentation in the unique setting of historic Colton Hall on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.
Dennis Copeland, the City of Monterey’s Museums, Cultural Arts and Archives Manager, will talk about the remarkable life of California's and Monterey's ’s first business woman in "Saga of the Life and Times of Jane Bushton Allen: From Australia to Gold Rush California." Copeland, a historian, is the author of various historical articles and co-author of Monterey's Waterfront with Tim Thomas and A Monterey Album: Life by the Bay with Jeanne McCombs. He has lectured on local and California history from the history of Tortilla Flat to the rise of heritage tourism. His special interest is the volatile transition period from Mexican to early American rule in California.
The Colton Hall Museum sponsors this free event, upstairs in historic Colton Hall and welcomes the public. Seating is limited; reservations are required and can be made by calling 831.646.5640. Unfortunately, the second floor of Colton Hall is not wheelchair accessible.
|Street of Gold: A Monterey Legend: Frances Alder Elkins, 1888-1953 |
As part of National Museums Month, the City of Monterey will host the final “Talking History” event in the unique setting of historic Colton Hall on Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m.
Jerry Welling will present “Street of Gold: A Monterey Legend: Frances Alder Elkins, 1888-1953”. Elkins, who was an extremely successful interior designer in the twentieth century, designed the interiors of famous historic adobes in Monterey, the Hotel Del Monte (now Naval Postgraduate School), and prominent residences on the Peninsula and elsewhere in California.
Welling was Senior Events Coordinator for the Monterey Conference Center and a former Cultural Arts Commissioner for the City of Monterey. He is presently on the board of directors for the Old Monterey Foundation.
The Colton Hall Museum sponsors this free event upstairs in historic Colton Hall and welcomes the public. It will begin at 2 PM and last approximately one hour. Seating is limited; reservations are required and can be made by calling 831.646.5640. Unfortunately, the second floor of Colton Hall is not wheelchair accessible.
|Aromas Hills Artisans – Monterey Seasons in Alvarado Gallery |
The City of Monterey, Colton Hall Museum and Cultural Arts Commission and the Monterey Conference Center are pleased to announce the current
exhibit featuring the Aromas Hills Artisans – Monterey Seasons. This talented art group of over 70 members is a non-profit organization that mentors and teaches throughout the community. AHA features excellence in many mediums, including: skilled potters, painters in all mediums, stained glass professionals, woodworkers and carvers, printers, photographers, muralists, weavers, fused glass experts, jewelry makers, quilters and writers. Many are inspired by the beauty of the Monterey area. The Alvarado Gallery is located at the Monterey Conference Center
, One Portola Plaza.
May 10, 2013 through July 29, 2013