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Free lecture on Restoration and History of The Old Whaling Station, Monterey Tuesday, October 16th

Old Monterey Foundation continues its popular season of free lecture events as part of its 2018 Lecture Series sponsored by The Marcia F. Devoe Fund of the Community Foundation for Monterey County with its third event.

Step back in time…and wander into the present. The Junior League of Monterey County is pleased to invite you to explore its historic headquarters, the Old Whaling Station in Monterey. Discover how the neglected adobe home was lovingly restored over time by the members of the Junior League. Learn about the intriguing, sometimes mysterious history of a building that has evolved over 160 years of personal and business use. From candle light to electricity, outhouses to indoor plumbing, each owner has made unique contributions to the property.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building, MIIS; 499 Pierce Street, Monterey
Free Admission – Reception to follow.

For more information about Old Monterey Foundation, call (831) 346-3030 .

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

This lecture is suitable for ages 9 and up.

About Jill Walker, Ph.D

Jill Walker, Ph.D.Jill Walker, Ph.D is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her doctorate from UCLA. She is currently the Training Manager for Monterey County Behavioral Health. Dr. Walker is the Co-Chair of the Junior League of Monterey County’s Heritage Committee, which oversees the management of the Old Whaling Station. For as long as she can remember, she’s loved functional art—old homes, antique cars and estate jewelry. Objects that were part of people’s daily lives and now give a glimpse into a past way of life.

Bill Wojtkowski, President of the Old Monterey Foundation Board of Directors, will also present a short overview of recent improvements accomplished and planned for the Lower Presidio Historic Park.

About the Junior League of Monterey County, Inc.

The Junior League of Monterey County, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.


October 20 Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tour to Focus on Indigenous Tribes

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 from 10:00 AM – Noon.

The next walking tour will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018:   “Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tour:  Focus on the Indigenous Tribes”.

Tim Thomas will discuss the indigenous tribes who lived on the Central Coast of California and on the Lower Presidio Historic Park. For over 5000 years, this area was inhabited by the Rumsien/Ohlone.  The Rumsien were the first to be seen and documented by the Spanish explorers of Northern California, as noted by Sebastian Vizcaíno when he reached Monterey in 1602.

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 kids are $15 (10-15 years). Group rates are also available.

About Tim Thomas

About the Lower Presidio Historic Park

Monterey Women artist unknown circa 1792 (2)