Free one-hour tours of the Pacific Biological Laboratories (Ed Ricketts’ Lab) at 800 Cannery Row will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Donations will be accepted to support the City of Monterey's stewardship of this renowned historic site. Lab Docents will present the history of marine biologist Ed Ricketts, his friendship and collaboration with John Steinbeck, and the "PBL Members" who bought the Lab in the mid-1950s and who were instrumental in the founding of the Monterey Jazz Festival.
In addition to the tours, there will be opportunities for visitors to purchase a copy of a special photo bookplated edition of Cannery Row and Log from the Sea of Cortez, plus copies of A Journey into Steinbeck’s California by noted Steinbeck scholar and San Jose State University professor, Dr. Susan Shillinglaw. With the purchase of a book and a minimum $ 5.00 donation, visitors will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt. Free, light refreshments will also be served.
Reservations for these popular tours are limited and may be made by contacting the Colton Hall Museum at 831.646.5640. Please provide the following three items or your reservation will not be accepted: your name, phone number and email address. The deadline for reservations is 4 p.m., Thursday, June 13. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour or your reservation will be cancelled. Contact the Museum 48 hours in advance if you cannot attend the tour.