If one came to Monterey to study its history and importance to California, where would you start? Continue reading LOWER PRESIDIO HISTORIC PARK – The Most historically Significant Site on the West Coast
We are happy to announce the four newest members of the OMF Board of Directors:
- Melissa Thoeny, long-time resident and graphic designer and owner of OLIO, a vintage shop that was located in the Rodriguez-Osio Adobe in downtown Monterey
- Patrick O’Dowd, who brings perspective and experience from his years as Associate Director and Curator of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
- Steve Vagnini, well-known in his position as Monterey County Tax Assessor, his many community contributions include West End Celebration in Sand City, and the the non-profit “Guitars Not Guns”, which provides free guitar lessons to youth throughout the county.
- Bill Wojtkowski, long-time resident and former Director of Community Services for the City of Monterey, frequent volunteer among non-profits in and around Monterey.
From lectures, support of preservation projects, to art events the Old Monterey Foundation was right in the center of downtown’s cultural pulse – 2014 was an exciting and busy year! Read more about our events and accomplishments.
Beautiful Casa Serrano was built in 1845. Continue reading Buildings in Focus: Casa Serrano
On Saturday, January 10th, the Old Monterey Foundation hosted an afternoon of entertainment and celebration of Monterey’s artistic history at Casa Serrano – all in the style of 1915.
The Old Monterey Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and highlighting the rich cultural and artist heritage of Monterey. Your donations help us to put on art shows, restore architectural treasures, and provide educational events to the community. Continue reading Donate
In order to highlight Monterey’s rich history, The Old Monterey Foundation brings attention to the various buildings in and around downtown that have played an important part in the city’s development as part of the Buildings in Focus series.