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Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tour: The Buffalo Soldiers – July 15

Old Monterey Foundation continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay historian and author, Tim Thomas, to offer outstanding “Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours” on the third Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. – Noon. Old Monterey Foundation recently installed a monument sign on Pacific Street to make it even easier to find the park.

The next walking tour will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017“Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tour: The Buffalo Soldiers.

In 1901, the post was reopened by the Army as a cavalry and artillery garrison, and among its first units was the legendary 9th Cavalry, the “Buffalo Soldiers,” who were African-Americans. A little-known contribution of the Buffalo Soldiers involved eight troops of the 9th Cavalry Regiment and one company of the 24th Infantry Regiment who served in California’s Sierra Nevada as some of the first national park rangers. In 1899, Buffalo Soldiers from Company H, 24th Infantry Regiment briefly served in Yosemite National Park, Sequoia National Park, and General Grant (Kings Canyon) National Parks.

Tours meet in front of the City of Monterey’s Presidio of Monterey Museum, 113 Corporal Ewing, Building #113. From Monterey, take Pacific Street past the Monterey Conference Center and the First Theater to the end of Pacific where it forks, take the left fork;, turn left onto Artillery Road, turn right on Corporal Ewing Road and follow it a short way to the Presidio of Monterey Museum in the center of the Park against the hill; from Pacific Grove, take Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey, bear right to go onto Pacific Street and then go to Artillery Road, turn right, and then turn right on Corporal Ewing Road and follow it to the Presidio of Monterey Museum.

Advance reservations are required by contacting Tim Thomas at (831) 521-3304 or via email.  The tour is for ages 10-adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and $15 for kids (10-15 years).  Group rates are also available.

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Old Monterey Foundation Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours Resume Saturday, May 20, 2017 to focus on the American/California Period Beginning in 1846

With the weather turning sunny much of the time now, Old Monterey Foundation has resumed the monthly Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking tours with noted Monterey Bay historian and author Tim Thomas, on the third Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Old Monterey Foundation recently installed a monument sign on Pacific Street to make it even easier to find the park.

The next walking tour will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017:   “Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tour:   Focus on American/California period beginning in 1846. The American/California period began in 1846, including the enactment of the first California Constitution in 1849 through the period when Fort Mervine was a coastal defense and cavalry post.

Tours meet in front of the City of Monterey’s Presidio of Monterey Museum, 113 Corporal Ewing, Building #113. From Monterey, take Pacific Street past the Monterey Conference Center and the First Theater to the end of Pacific where it forks, take the left fork;, turn left onto Artillery Road, turn right on Corporal Ewing Road and follow it a short way to the Presidio of Monterey Museum in the center of the Park against the hill; from Pacific Grove, take Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey, bear right to go onto Pacific Street and then go to Artillery Road, turn right, and then turn right on Corporal Ewing Road and follow it to the Presidio of Monterey Museum.

Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at (831) 521-3304 or via email timsardine@yahoo.com.  The tour is for ages 10-adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and $15 for kids $15 (10-15 years).  Group rates are also available. 

About the Lower Presidio Historic Park

About Tim Thomas

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Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tour November 19th

Old Monterey Foundation continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay historian and author, Tim Thomas, who offers outstanding “Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours” on the third Saturday of every month. On Saturday, November 19th, the Walking Tour will be held from 10 am – 11 am, and then attendees can watch the Hippolyte Bouchard Flag Raising Ceremony and Historic Re-enactment event from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Tim’s Walking Tour will finish up from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Tours meet in front of the City of Monterey’s Presidio of Monterey Museum, 113 Corporal Ewing, Building #113. From Monterey, take Pacific Street past the Monterey Conference Center and the First Theater to the end of Pacific where it forks, take the left fork;, turn left onto Artillery Road, turn right on Corporal Ewing Road and follow it a short way to the Presidio of Monterey Museum in the center of the Park against the hill; from Pacific Grove, take Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey, bear right to go onto Pacific Street and then go to Artillery Road, turn right, and then turn right on Corporal Ewing Road and follow it to the Presidio of Monterey Museum.

Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at (831) 521-3304 or via email timsardine@yahoo.com. The tour is for ages 10-adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and kids are $15 (10-15 years). Group rates are also available.

About Tim Thomas

About the Lower Presidio Historic Park

September 17 Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours to Focus on the Native People of Monterey – the Rumsien/Ohlone

Old Monterey Foundation continues to team up with noted Monterey Bay historian and author Tim Thomas to offer outstanding Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours on the third Saturday of every month from 10:00 AM to Noon.

The next walking tour on Saturday, September 17, 2016 will focus on the Native People of Monterey – the Rumsien/Ohlone.

There is archaeological evidence of prehistoric indigenous tribes, the Rumsien/Ohlone people, living at what is now the Lower Presidio Historic Park about 10,000 years ago. The remains of abalone shell fragments in the soil are evidence to all of us today. Tim Thomas will discuss their lives and the fascinating history of the Park.

Tours meet in front of the City of Monterey’s Presidio of Monterey Museum, 113 Corporal Ewing, Building #113. From Monterey, take Pacific Street past the Monterey Conference Center and the First Theater to the end of Pacific where it forks, take the left fork;, turn left onto Artillery Road, turn right on Corporal Ewing Road and follow it a short way to the Presidio of Monterey Museum in the center of the Park against the hill; from Pacific Grove, take Lighthouse Avenue in New Monterey, bear right to go onto Pacific Street and then go to Artillery Road, turn right, and then turn right on Corporal Ewing Road and follow it to the Presidio of Monterey Museum.

Advance reservations are required by calling Tim Thomas at (831) 521-3304 or emailing timsardine@yahoo.com. The tour is for ages 10-adult only and the cost is $20 for adults and $15 for kids 10-15 years. Group rates are also available.

About Tim Thomas

About the Lower Presidio Historic Park

September 8 Lecture on “The Figure in Art on the Monterey Peninsula and Beyond”

Old Monterey Foundation will hold its fourth and final free event as part of the 2016 Lecture Series on Thursday, September 8 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. The Lecture Series is sponsored by The Marcia F. Devoe Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County for the third year as well as MIddlebury Institute of International Studies.

While the natural environment of the central coast has captivated artists from all eras, the figure has been just as enchanting. Painters such as Joan Savo, Charles Eckart, and Theophilus Brown depict figures in enigmatic poses both real and imagined, while photographers such as Ansel Adams, Dorthea Lange, and Pirkle Jones show us the rituals and circumstances of people caught in a moment of time. During this lecture, Ami Davis will discuss how the figurative tradition in painting, sculpture and photography influenced artists on the Monterey Peninsula and beyond in the Bay Area. She will present masterpieces from the Monterey Museum of Art’s collection of Monterey artists and explore their significance within the context of Western art history. This lecture complements the permanent collection exhibitions, “Re:Pose: Paintings” and “Re:Pose: Photography,” on view at the Monterey Museum of Art, Pacific Street, starting the summer of 2016.

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Ami Davis has been an art museum professional since 1998. She holds an M.A. in Art History from California State University, San Jose. She has served institutions such as the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Monterey Museum of Art, the Orange County Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. She has also served as an instructor for courses in contemporary art at UCLA Extension and has been a panelist and presenter at numerous national museum conferences. She works toward making art meaningful and dynamic for all communities.

 

Free Admission-Reception to Follow

This lecture is suitable for ages 9 and up

For more information, call (831) 346-3030.

The lectures are very popular so attendees are urged to come early to secure a seat.

Image: Roland Petersen (1926 – ), Untitled (abstract figures), 1961, oil on board. Collection Monterey Museum of Art, gift of Barbara and William Hyland. © Roland Petersen

AUGUST 18 MARCIA F. DEVOE LECTURE ON THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF THE COOPER-MOLERA ADOBE

Old Monterey Foundation will hold its third free event on Thursday, August 18, 2016 as part of the 2016 Lecture Series sponsored by The Marcia F. Devoe Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County for the third year.

Michael Green, Interpretive Program Manager, Monterey State Historic Parks, will present the intriguing story of Captain J.B.R. Cooper in Monterey and how he was affected by his adopted Californio culture. His adaptation to view surroundings shaped both his life and his Adobe. The Cooper-Molera Adobe was built over three generations beginning in 1832. The Coopers and Moleras, grandchildren of Captain and Ignacia Cooper, continued the care of this historic complex. Operated and interpreted by California State Parks for many years, the site is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Following Mr. Green’s lecture, Katherine Malone-France will discuss the innovative shared use of the Cooper-Molera site (adjacent to the Trader Joe’s parking lot) that the National Trust developed with stakeholders in the Monterey area. The combination of commercial activities with museum spaces will create a vibrant, historic site that generates revenues to support the long term preservation and operation of the site.

When: Thursday, August 18, 2016 – 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Where:  Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building, MIIS; 499 Pierce Street, Monterey

Free Admission-Reception to Follow

This lecture is suitable for ages 9 and up

Presenters:

MICHAEL GREEN
Michael Green_566pxMichael is the Interpretive Program Manager for the Monterey State Historic Parks. He has worked for the State Parks for 26 years as a guide, interpreter and training specialist. With a degree from the University of Alaska, he has performed in theater and musical venues for over 30 years.

KATHERINE MALONE-FRANCE

Katherine is the Vice President for Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The first woman to lead that department, she previously served as the Senior Director of Outreach, Education, and Support. A graduate of Wofford College, she holds a Masters in Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia.

For more information, call (831) 346-3030.

The lectures are very popular so attendees are urged to come early to secure a seat.